The disappointment and frustration of being sidelined through injury can take its toll. The first question is - "How can I get back to normal as soon as possible?"
As a general rule treatment of sports injury relies on the R.I.C.E. principle - Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. This helps reduce inflammation and swelling and associated bruising. Acupuncture helps speed up the recovery time and can get to the point of the problem quicker. Acupuncture stimulates the chemical healers in the body resulting in less pain and gives you the ability to get back into action quicker. It can cut healing time by improving blood supply to the affected area, and reduce oedema and swelling.
Acupuncture helps sports people cross the pain barrier by generating endorphins (happy hormones) which helps generate a pleasant feeling and reduce pain. This also helps create a psychological edge and can enhance performance by relaxing tight muscles and increasing blood flow.