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Advances in Complementary & Alternative medicine

The Use of Acupuncture in Sports Injury and Prevention

  • Open or Close Gayl Hubatch*

    Doctor of Oriental Medicine, USA

    *Corresponding author: Gayl Hubatch, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, LAc, 1310 RR 620 So. B-201, Austin, TX 78734, USA

Submission: March 06, 2018; Published: March 13, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/ACAM.2018.01.000522

ISSN: 2637-7802
Volume1 Issue5

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Its spring time and we are ready to go out with enthusiasm to hike, ski, bike, golf or play tennis. Muscles tight from under or over use can easily cause injury. Acute muscle or tendon sprains and strains are common and can be healed quite quickly with acupuncture therapy. Acupuncture is an energy medicine based on the 3 thousand year old philosophy that energy flows in specific pathways or conduits. Specific places (acupuncture points) in the muscle tissue have more electrical activity and trigger the body to respond and accelerate healing.

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