Combination Therapy for Sports-Related Injuries
Tis’ the season to enjoy the great outdoors.
With each passing day, the temperatures get warmer and our urge to get out to enjoy some fun in the sun grows stronger. Biking, hiking, jogging, and competitive sports are a few of the most common activities we take pleasure in during the spring and summer seasons. And though taking part is great for our overall health, sustaining a sports-related injury is not an uncommon occurrence.
Depending on the degree of the injury, the path to recovery can range from a few days to several weeks or, in the most severe cases, several months. The periods that follow can bring about stiffness and residual soreness which can affect motility. Luckily, recent studies have demonstrated that acupuncture, in combination with herbal medicine, help to alleviate the aftermath following such injuries.
A study detailed on the Healthcare Medicine Institute’s website found that participants who received a course of acupuncture for motility issues stemming from a sports-related injury met with a 70% effective rate in terms of relief from the symptoms of their injury. Participants having only received a course of treatment consisting of herbal medicine met with a 62% effective rate; however, those who received both a course of acupuncture along with these herbs met with an 84% effective rate.
The effectiveness of these treatments is believed to be due to the increase in circulation that is provided by the stimulation of key acupuncture points within the body, as well as the biological benefits that were supplied by the herbal medicine. It is important to note that combined therapy almost always yields greater, more expedient results than a standalone therapy.
If you have sustained a sports-related (or other activity related) injury recently, or in the past, and the symptoms do not abate after several days or are recurring, feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation.