The practice of acupuncture began in China, and is over 4,000 years old, though the earliest written records date it to the 2,000-year mark. Regardless of the discrepancy regarding its date of inception, acupuncture has existed for centuries.
Acupuncture can help heal performance injuries, musculoskeletal pain, spasms, increase muscle recovery time, and treatment of chronic conditions. It can also help with CrossFit training by helping with underlying conditions such as stress, hormone imbalance, and insomnia. All of which, need to be working properly to have adequate health and recovery times.
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting fine, stainless steel needles into the body for the purpose of pain relief, and so much more. It has been used to alleviate symptoms associated with numerous medical and non-medical conditions, including:
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Musculoskeletal disorders
• Tennis elbow
• And more!
It is also one of the most effective and noninvasive ways to treat pain, and improve range of motion and functionality in a muscle group. Acupuncturists use traditional techniques to relieve pain and tension, as well as trigger point therapy to release targeted muscles. Rather than allowing an injury to linger and having to modify every workout, athletes can get treatment and correct the problem, preventing further imbalance in the muscles and overall body structure. It allows for faster recovery time, which lets you get back to doing the sport you love.