When it comes to staying healthy and in shape while having fun, sports can be an excellent option. Whether you play tennis once a week or join a basketball league, being around friends and being active can have huge benefits for your overall life. At Dawn Potter Acupuncture, we frequently see patients that have become injured due to physical activity or their favorite sport. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be a wonderful tool for assisting with the recovery of acute and cumulative injuries recovery. Treatment can also help prevent future injuries along with enhancing athletic performance and endurance. Interested in visiting Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater for your sports injury treatment? Schedule your consultation with us today.

What Happens During an Injury?

When an area of your body is injured, the flow of energy around the area can actually become disrupted, leading to discomfort, pain and often mobility issues. Energy stagnation can also affect blood and lymph circulation to the affected area, making healing take longer.

Can Acupuncture Improve Healing/Recovery?

When it comes to healing and recovery, acupuncture works directly to improve the flow of Qi in these areas. Increased circulation can decrease inflammation and swelling of the area, directly improving pain experienced. Cellular waste and dead cells are also carried away from the area easier. Lymph and blood flow improvement can help to provide fresh nutrients to the area/tissue, allowing them to heal quicker. Massage may also be recommended after the initial visits.

The Benefits of Chinese Herbal Medicine for Sports Injuries

Along with acupuncture treatment in Clearwater, Chinese herbal medicine can also be extremely effective in the treatment of sports injury/pain. Herbs may be taken internally or applied directly to the affected area depending upon your exact case.

Visit Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida

Interested in a more natural approach to your sports injury treatment? Contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture today to schedule your consultation. We would be delighted to get you added to our schedule.