Musculoskeletal Acupuncture 

Here at Verve we use sports Acupuncture in the treatment of sports injuries and musculoskeletal imbalances, and have found it to be effective for relieving muscle pain, spasm and improving circulation to tense or injured tissues.

Acupuncture is one of the many tools used within sports recovery as an integrated approach to the management of pain, inflammation and injury. It is used as a means of enhancing the body’s own healing chemicals in order to aid recovery and enhance rehabilitation. The concept of Traditional Chinese Medicine [TCM] is an ancient system of written scripts as far back as 1000BC, founded on the holistic concept of treatment and an acknowledgement of the body’s ability to return to its balanced state of health, given the correct stimulus to do so. We team this with modern research and methods to bring you then best treatment possible.


An assessment is undertaken to determine the source of the imbalance and the correct Acupuncture points as well as any other treatments required to address this imbalance and facilitate the body’s return to a state of health.

Acupuncture in the treatment of sports injuries and musculoskeletal imbalances, and have found it to be effective for relieving muscle pain and spasm and improving circulation to tense or injured tissues.

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  • Speeds up recovery time during training or when injured

  • Reduce inflammation

  • Relaxes the muscles

  • Increases blood flow to an area

  • Reduce stress and boosts mood 

  • Can reduce time in physical therapy

Acupuncture may help relieve symptoms of sports injuries, such as pain and inflammation by:

  • stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, which leads to release of endorphins and other neurohumoral factors (e.g. neuropeptide Y, serotonin), and changes the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord (Pomeranz 1987, Han 2004, Zhao 2008, Zhou 2008, Lee 2009, Cheng 2009);

  • delivering analgesia via alpha-adrenoceptor mechanisms  (Koo 2008);

  • increasing the release of adenosine, which has antinociceptive properties (Goldman 2010);

  • modulating the limbic-paralimbic-neocortical network (Hui 2009);

  • reducing inflammation, by promoting release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors (Kavoussi 2007, Zijlstra 2003);

  • improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility by increasing local microcirculation (Komori 2009), which aids dispersal of swelling.

  • Post Surgical Pain     

  • Muscle Strains

  • Sprains

  • Sciatica

  • Tendonitis

  • Arthritis

  • Backaches

  • Knee Pain

  • Numbness

  • Cramping

  • Carpal Tunnel

 

  • Golfers Elbow

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Sore Muscles

  • Tight Muscles

  • Neuritis

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Ankle Pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Piriformis Syndrome

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries

  • Frozen Shoulder

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