Sports Medicine

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Body Building

Body building has come a long way since the early Greek and Egyptian days when gladiators used to lift heavy stones to work out. Modern day body building started in the late 1890’s and is credited to the German, Eugen Sandow. It was he who organized the first official body building competition which ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for leg strength

Researchers from the Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany have found that even just one acupuncture treatment can increase the strength of leg muscles. The research was undertaken in the Department of Sports Medicine and involved a total of 33 athletes. Specifically it was the quadriceps muscle ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Improving Cycling Performance

Researchers at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Rehabilitation, have demonstrated that acupuncture, when performed on traditional acupuncture points, improved the performance of cyclists undergoing a 20 kilometer ride. The results were presented in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture Wins Gold Medal for Australia.

Winning at the Olympics or any professional sports event involves lots of long hard dedicated training. In addition, elite athletes are guided by equally as hard working coaches and they need to stay up to date with all the latest Sports Medicine advancements and knowledge. Taking the best quality ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture Wins Silver Medal at London Olympics

Not only is China and Korea using acupuncture as part of its treatment protocol for its elite athletes on the Olympic team, but it is common knowledge that the USA Olympic competitors are also using acupuncture. McKavla Maroney, world vault champion has been using acupuncture for her toe injury. ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Athletes

Research studies have confirmed that acupuncture can enhance athletic performance. One such study involved athletes running a 5000 meter course and then receiving acupuncture immediately afterwards. The participants of the study who received the acupuncture had demonstrated that their heart rate ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture and the Olympics

Its official: Korea is using Traditional Chinese Medicine as their foremost treatment for their Olympic team in London. This will include various Chinese herbal supplements that are allowed by the Anti-Doping Agency. Acupuncture will be the key treatment used if athletes injure themselves as well as ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture and Muscle Strength

In April 2012, The Science Daily  revealed that researchers at the American Society of Molecular Biology annual meeting found that acupuncture can prevent muscle atrophy. This is great news for acupuncture and sports medicine because there is now evidence for the scientific community that verifies ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture and Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness, treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Many professional sports now have a Sports Medicine Team to look after their players. The team can include a medical practitioner, physiotherapist, massage ... Continue Reading >>