Acupuncture has been shown to speed up recovery time in athletes, as well as treat orthopedic issues and internal conditions such as, fatigue, interrupted sleep, and digestive disorders. Some of the ways in which acupuncture does this is by increasing circulation, decreasing inflammation, and improving quality of sleep. Cupping can also be beneficial.
Common race training conditions we see and have treated:
- Digestive Problems (by getting ahead of the curve we can make sure there are no hiccups to regularity on race day)
- Sleep Disorders (trouble falling and/or staying asleep)
Common musculoskeletal problems:
• Tight, sore or strained muscles
• IT Band syndrome and pain
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Calf tightness
• Achilles Tendonitis
• Knee pain
• Back pain
So, when should you come in for a treatment?
Come in on your rest day, after a short run, or on your cross-training day. Additionally, there is no reason you cannot have a session on the same day as a long run; however, more than likely you will not feel like running long distances afterwards, as many people feel very relaxed after a session.
Contact the office by phone, email, or schedule your first session online.