Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese medicine in which fine, sterile needles are applied to specific areas of the body, or acupoints, to stimulate energy flow (or "chi"). Energy is believed to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways called meridians. When the flow of energy is disturbed or off-balance, pain or illness may occur. A goal of acupuncture is to restore balance and healthy energy flow to the body.
Acupuncture in sports medicine has a long and positive track record. Multiple sports injuries and conditions of the ligaments and tendons respond favorably to acupuncture by mitigating out of control inflammation, pain and restriction. Conditions include:
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