A Desire to Be the Best Drives Athletes to Acupuncture

Acupuncturists are an increasing presence on many professional sports circuits, as well as in

sport development programs all over the world. An ancient practice is gaining new prestige as many top sports figures, such as number one tennis player in the world Novak Djokovic, 23 time Gold Medalist Michael Phelps, and 5 time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant,

turn to the East to help them reach and remain at the pinnacle of their sport for as long as their bodies and minds allow.

Amateur and recreational athletes may not be trying to break world records, but sport and

physical activity is a big part of many individual and family lives; aches, pains and injury affect them just the same. Weather you are a jogger, a club tennis player or enjoy shinny in the park, acupuncture can help to keep you stay active into your later years.

Acupuncture can help you perform at your best in the following ways:

  • Reduce and eliminate pain, inflammation, increase circulation and relax tense muscles

  • Promotes faster recovery rates so athlete can return to training faster

  • Improves blood flow to increase flexibility, strength and power

  • Reduces fatigue and boosts energy for peak performance

  • Improves muscle relaxation and better sleep —helping the body to repair and recover at night

  • Helps in post-workout recovery to prevent injury and improve overall performance levels

Acupuncture can be a great tool for anyone who is looking to decrease their recovery time, increase their energy, improve their focus and performance, and alleviate their stress.

Portia will work with you to come up with a treatment plan that will not only deal with your health complaint, but will aim to improve your quality of life. Before receiving your first acupuncture session, you will have an initial consultation which provides the baseline of future comparisons, and a foundation for a master plan for wellness. Using theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Portia will diagnose your pulse and tongue, and analyze your health history to provide you with a TCM diagnosis. It is this TCM diagnosis that will inform which acupuncture points will be selected for your treatment.

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