Acupuncture Benefiting Fitness Junkies

Acupuncture isn’t just for women who are looking for stress relief. Acupuncture has a huge number of benefits for men and women alike. Did you know that acupuncture can even aid in your fitness journey? Not only can it help relieve pain and tension from your working muscles, it can also give you an extra boost in a few other ways.
One of the most important aspects of weight training is rest and recovery. If you aren’t getting the right hours of sleep during the night your muscles are not going to be getting enough recovery time in between workouts. Not only that but you won’t have as much energy or stamina during your workout which could hinder your performance. According to controlled trials studied in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, acupuncture plus medications showed better effect than medications alone on total sleep duration.

According to Men’s Fitness, anxiety and stress are released while getting acupuncture. Releasing stress can help release endorphins which will leave you feeling more positive about heading to the gym. The goal of acupuncture is to restore the balance of energies in your body. It is widely used to treat anxiety and depression as well as digestive complaints from patients. Here at Oahu Spine & Rehab we offer an integrated approach to curing your pain and making your life as healthy as possible.

If you are training for a bodybuilding or swimsuit competition, you’re working your body extremely hard. Prep time is a great time to utilize our chiropractic care, massage therapy, physical therapy, and acupuncture if you are having any aches and pains due to training. With a large portion of your training being weightlifting, a one-hour massage might be the best thing for your muscles and your mind before the big show. Give OSR a call today 488-5555 to set up your massage or acupuncture appointment today.

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Resources:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3156618/

http://www.mensfitness.com/life/entertainment/5-reasons-fit-men-should-get-acupuncture/slide/3

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