For Your Health: Excerpt from Scene Magazine
The use of acupuncture to gain a competitive edge dates back over a thousand years to Asia where expert martial artists served as bodyguards and warriors. Their very lives were determined by their degree of training and an edge supplied by regular acupuncture treatment. Today, our athletes are battling it out competitively. Some of the stars who haveused acupuncture include NFL fullback –Tony Richardson; Olympic Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalist in swimming – Daniel Kowalski; Pittsburg Pirates pitcher – AJ Burnett; NBA shooting guard – Kobi Bryant; 2014 Tour de France winner – Vincenzo Nibali; and NFL quarterback – Aaron Rodgers.
I have had a chance to personally witness the healing effects of acupunctureon many athletes. Before leaving California I had worked with Dr Frank Bredice,
a chiropractor who LA Weekly named “best joc doc.” He had been an athlete
himself, winning the U.S. Olympic trialsin the hammer throw in 1972. Because of his sports experience and knowledge we treated many athletes including professionalboxers (1WBA champ), wrestlers, and stuntpeople.
After an injury, one of our boxers was still not able to fully extend his arm after using body acupuncture points. I started stimulating an ear point and asked him to extend his arm as far as he could. After a couple minutes of his pain and my encouragement he was able to fully extend his arm and continue his career.
One stuntwoman had been injured after a director had removed some landing cushion that would have protected her fall/slide. Experience, strength, and quick reflexes prevented her fatal injury and chiropractic and acupuncture speeded up her amazing recovery.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized acupuncture asa safe and effective treatment for many
conditions. Acupuncture gives coaches and athletes a naturally superior option for treating injuries and pain, both acute and chronic. Please see our website www.healthandenergyacupuncture.com for the WHO list and much more info. The National Volleyball League, February 16, 2017 article “The Benefits of Acupuncture for Athletes” sums it up as follows:
• Acupuncture can naturally boost your energy, helps increase mobility, aids with post-workout recovery, speeds up recovery time, and can contribute to improving an athlete’s performance levels by easing stress and anxiety.
• Acupuncture releases endorphins that act as a potent pain reliever and can help alleviate stress and anxiety. In fact, according to the WHO, acupuncture’s effectiveness in relieving chronic pain is comparable with that of taking morphine!
• Acupuncture can help the body overcome inflammation, a major hurdle for most athletes. Neuroscientists at the University of Rochester in 2010 discovered that needling muscles send adenosine to the site of punctured and inflamed tissue. Adenosine is a natural stimulant for tissue repair.
• Acupuncture can help increase your range of motion, reduce pain, and can accelerate healing. Acupuncture can do this by improving circulation, relieving spasms, relaxing muscles, and decreasing swelling, inflammation, and bruising.” Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s own God given healingsystem. The miracle of this process is (partially) explained in the article “The Scientific Basis of Acupuncture” on our website.
We help our patients with acupuncture, herbology, nutrition, and exercise. Wework with your D.O., M.D., Chiropractor or others, and refer when helpful. We treat pain but also digestion, fatigue, allergies, the immune system and we have a very successful two day stop smoking program. Most of our patients relax deeply or fall asleep during their treatments.
To find out more, explore our website or give one of our clinics a call. In Battle Creek call (269) 441-1100 or Kalamazoo (269) 345-7075.