Now that winter’s over and spring is in full swing, it’s time to get moving. Whether its school sports like baseball, softball, tennis, track & field, and soccer, or other physical activities like jogging, rollerblading, or cycling, everywhere you look people are getting out and getting active.
Of course, after spending most of our time sedentary and indoors over the winter months, these types of activities can open the door to physical injury. Athletic- or sport-related injuries are only be painful, but they can also keep us from enjoying and performing our daily duties. These injuries can include sprains, strains, trauma, concussions, recovery from training, and just your normal, everyday exertions.
At Free Spirit Acupuncture and Wellness, we harness the power of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat sports-related injuries and get you feeling better and back in the game as soon as possible. Leveraging the time-tested power of acupuncture, Qi Gong, herbs, and nutritional counseling, we work with the body to kickstart its natural abilities to repair and heal itself. Best of all, unlike modern pharmaceutical or medical treatments, TCM offers relief with a substantially reduced risk of side effects. A study by the Annals of Internal Medicine actually found that acupuncture benefitted patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee, reducing pain and improving overall function and mobility. Furthermore, the National Institute of Health now recognizes acupuncture as an effective treatment for pain.
For example, through the ancient art of acupuncture, we’re able to pinpoint areas of injury and inflammation, which can significantly reduce pain and recovery time. Acupuncture can also benefit athletes by soothing sore muscles and improving flexibility, range of motion, and strength.
At Free Spirit, we offer a natural, holistic approach to wellness that helps you recover quickly, safely, and effectively. If you’re suffering from a sports-related injury or just want to improve your overall performance, stop in today and see what we can do for you.