Olympic Champion Endorses Acupuncture
Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington is our ambassador for the 2016 Acupuncture Awareness Week (7th – 13th March) focusing on pain management, sports, sports injuries and improving sports performance.
Rebecca won 2 gold medals in the 2008 Olympics, followed by 2 bronze medals in 2012. She is a big fan of Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture and receives treatment for an ongoing shoulder strain injury brought on by her intensive training regime.
In this short 2 minute video Rebecca shares her experience of TCM Acupuncture, describing it as “massively beneficial” and a fantastic alternative to painkillers. If you have any doubts or fears about acupuncture or how we use needles then please do watch as you will see just how simple and pain-free the technique is!
To celebrate Acupuncture Awareness Week I will be joining other TCM Acupuncturists in York to take part in a roadshow at sports centres across the city. We will have stands at Fitness First, David Lloyd and York Sports Village with plenty of information and advice available.
If you’ve been plagued by a niggling sports injury or want to boost your energy, stamina and performance then come and see us! We are here to help!
How does Acupuncture Help with Sports?
The TCM Acupuncture I practice has a long history of alleviating pain, supporting healing and enhancing energy levels. It is suitable for all kinds of sport injuries: strains, sprains, torn ligaments, tight muscles…the list goes on!
We know TCM Acupuncture works in many ways, including:
- Pain management: by interrupting pain signals; there are several key acupuncture points – some located on the ear – which I use to block the transmission of pain signals and stimulate the release of anti-inflammatory compounds.
- Relaxing muscles: tense, cramped muscles restrict blood flow and cause pain. By stimulating nerve fibres and the flow of ‘Qi’ (the natural energy that flows throughout your body) I can help muscles relax.
- Stimulating the release of endorphins and neurotransmitters: endorphins are your own natural painkillers, working alongside neurotransmitters such as serotonin, to promote a sense of calm, wellbeing and relief from pain.
My chronic lower back pain stops me from exercising: can you help?
Yes! I work with many clients with back injuries. As a Professional Member of ‘Backcare’ the national backcare charity and a registered Appropriate Provider of Care under the NHS AQP (Any Qualified Provider) scheme for musculoskeletal services you can rest assured of the quality and effectiveness of my treatments.
To find out more about Acupuncture Awareness Week and our York Sports Roadshow:
Search ‘Acupuncture Awareness Week’ on Facebook
Follow them on Twitter with #AAW @yorkacunetwork @YorkNCA
See the website http://www.introducingacupuncture.co.uk/
Don’t let pain and injury hold you back from your full sporting potential, for effective pain management, call me today!
T: 07788 633292