Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in blog | 0 comments

Acupuncture has been around throughout the ages in Eastern cultures and has finally gained the respect it deserves in the Western world. This is a traditional wellness method that is totally safe to use and it can provide proven results for sports injuries in a number of ways.
Acupuncture and the World Health Organization
Back in 2003, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report that was completely eye-opening and definitely past due. Several disorders were control-tested in clinical trials and were proven to be treated effectively with acupuncture. Here are just a few of the many disorders that made it to the list:
• Headaches
• Knee pain
• Low back pain
• Neck pain
• Postoperative pain
• Periarthritis of the shoulder
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Sciatica
• Tennis elbow
• Sprains
• Much more
How Acupuncture Works
Our sports clinic experts rebalance the body’s energy through the use of hair-like, thin, single-use needles. The needles increase the amount of blood flow to an injured area by stimulating the nervous system. This increased blood flow not only helps to heal the area but creates a better feeling of well-being throughout the entire body.
By using this holistic approach to heal and relax your body along with the recommended physiotherapy exercises, you can experience great pain relief and at the same time significantly speed up the healing process.
Reduce Your Stress
A lot of sports injuries can be caused by stress in our normal everyday lives and enduring the pain of an injury often adds even more stress. Acupuncture considerably reduces the stress we feel, which can definitely contribute to a faster recovery.
Boost Your Immune System
The road to healing includes boosting your immune system so that your body has the strength it needs to heal itself. Acupuncture provides an immune-system boost that can not only help with the healing process but give you an added dose of energy to help you stay on board with the physiotherapy exercises.
To find out more about acupuncture and whether it can help your specific sports injury, please visit our website at or call us today at (416) 644-0075. Acupuncture is a proven treatment for all sorts of sports injuries and is very gentle on the body. At our CrossFit sports injury clinic we make sure that all successful treatment methods are combined so that you can experience the fastest results possible.