Acupuncture for Sports Injuries

The weather is warming up, and we’re getting outside more to enjoy ourselves and start training. With the time of weekend warriors and marathon training arriving, injuries will also occur. Acupuncture therapies are a great way to reduce and prevent injuries and pain.

Acupuncture and Cupping for Training

Acupuncture helps people train by reducing pain, increases circulation (therefore healing) and decreasing inflammation (also important for healing). Electro-acupuncture has also been shown to stimulate healing in muscle rehabilitation. This is probably why many people with chronic injuries that flare up when you start training will see improvement because the … Read More

What is a Trigger Point?

neck musclesWhat is a Trigger Point?

The term trigger point is attributed to Dr. Janet Travell (among other things, the personal physician to JFK) and is used to describe a tight band of knots in the muscles and connective tissues.

Fascia and connective tissue is the “white stuff” in your old Anatomy and Physiology text from college. Many generations of anatomy professors have simply cleared it away without paying attention to it’s clinical importance, but we now know that fascia is very important to health. [1] Trigger points are some of the most common reasons for chronic pain. I’ve also seen … Read More