Using acupuncture treatment for sports injuries and back problems

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Sports injuries and back problems can be stressful to deal with for a person who is suffering with severe pain and who is frustrated because they are forced to take time out from playing or from work. Because sports injuries and back problems are so common, pain relief is available in all different forms, from hot and cold therapies, to acupuncture and physiotherapy, choosing the right method of pain relief is down to personal preference and finding what works best for you. One method that more and more people are coming to rely on is acupuncture; a method which relies on finding trigger and pressure points on the body and targeting these with tiny needles to relieve pressure and treat pain.

If you are wondering if acupuncture treatment will work for you then you should first know about which injuries this method of treatment is known for curing. Some pains that are treated with acupuncture include pain as the result of swelling and inflammation, skin discoloration, redness, and lack of joint motion. If you are suffering from inflammation then you should consider getting the acupuncture treatment right away because the longer you wait, the more likely you are to experience limited mobility in the affected area.

Muscle pain and injury can have a knock-on effect on a person's mental state if it is left untreated and becomes a long term problem; it can cause distress and sometimes even depression as the cause becomes seemingly hopeless and it starts to have an impact on sleep patterns and daily routines. Acupuncture can help to relieve the pain of strained muscles and sports injuries and can also help with related emotional and mental distress at the same time.

One thing that too many people rely on to treat sports injuries is painkillers, while these can certainly be helpful in the early stages, they often mask the pain and cause you to use the muscles too much without realising it. Acupuncture techniques listen to your body and work with it to treat sports injuries effectively, targeting the core pain from the very first treatment.

Other health problems such as Arthritis, back pain, stress and insomnia can be treated with acupuncture and it can be used in conjunction with back supports, orthopaedic supports, sports massage and hot and cold therapy for any of these problems. Seek relief with the acupuncture treatment and see if this ancient method can help to relieve the pain of sports injuries and get you back to full fitness as quickly as possible.

Complement traditional acupuncture therapies with back supports and orthopaedic supports that can be ordered online and used at home when you need them.

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This article was published on 2010/10/15