Healthy Enlightenment

Sports Acupuncture

BrilliantJade clinic offers Sports Acupuncture treatments to injured athletes, as well as to those who are looking for an edge in competition or simply maintaining and improving their game with the prospect of reaching their full performance potential. A branch of Chinese Medicine grew out of the martial arts traditions in China and has played an important role in keeping healthy and active.

Today's modern remedies to physical injuries are commonly used throughout a physical rehabilitation therapy programme. Physiotherapy and Conventional Medicine are the current main available tools of therapy, however BrilliantJade's concept of sport injury rehabilitation goes deeper than that, as it was created in view of the importance of restoring an athlete's emotional aspect through Acupunture as well.

Results of this research have in fact proven that, in order to treat the physically injured person, an Acupunturist will also treat the emotional consequences of an injury - whether or not sport related. The whole approach of sport acupuncture to the treatment of pain and reduced range of movement function is to see it as a disorder in the person's whole well-being - physical and emotional.  

The most common injuries treated with Sports Acupuncture are muscle contusion and tendinitis, as well as over-used injuries involving the lower back, shoulder, knee and ankle.

Sport acupuncture treatment is a combination of acupuncture principles and sport science, whereby results are greatly enhanced when sport acupuncture is applied prior to therapeutic exercise. The treatment consists of the gentle insertion and stimulation of thin, disposable sterile needles at strategic points near the surface of the body. Over 2 000 sport acupuncture points on the human body connect with 14 major pathways, called meridians. These meridians conduct Qi, between the surface of the body and internal organs. When the flow of Qi is disrupted through poor health habits or other sport traumas, pain and/or disease can result. Sports acupuncture helps to keep the normal flow of this energy unblocked and "fine-tune the bio-electric system".

Serious injuries such as fractures, dislocations, torn tendons, and serious internal injuries should be treated by a medical doctor or hospital. Recovery from many of these injuries, however, can be augmented by acupuncture, herbs and nutrition.

Sport Acupuncture is widely used by athletes in Russia, China, Korea and Japan. Olympic athletes, baseball players, football teams etc. regularly employ Chinese medicine as part of the training regimen.