When it comes to wellness, thinking outside the box is not always recommended. Western medicine has proven to be an effective method of healing, so don’t fix it if it isn’t broken, right?
Although Western medicine has been proven effective, there’s nothing wrong with trying alternative methods. For athletes looking to combat pain associated with an active lifestyle, acupuncture can be an effective, safe method.
Acupuncture is an alternative form of Chinese medicine that works with the body’s pressure points to release endorphins and provide muscle relief.
The method of healing gained mainstream popularity after the 2008 Olympics; in fact, according to Active, many organizations, including the U.S. Open of Surfing, keep a licensed acupuncturist on staff.
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