Acupuncture can fulfill the unique requirements of each individual sports person. Not only does it treat many sport related conditions such as injury, it is a very effective preventative therapy.
Acupuncture strengthens tendons and ligaments by increasing elastic flexibility. This reduces the risk of injury during exercise. It encourages blood flow, thereby increasing available oxygen and nutrients to local areas, and removing waste products such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid.
Acupuncture can boost oxygen uptake by supporting the respiratory system and aid nutrient absorption by stimulating digestion. Both oxygen and nutrients are then metabolized into increased potential energy.