Can Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine Help Sports & Musculoskeletal Injuries?
Here at Village Remedies clinic in Balmain, Sydney, we see a wide range of sport injuries and musculoskeletal issues. We use acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to help restore function, improve healing and recovery, and get you back to doing what you love.
Examples of sporting injuries & musculoskeletal issues include:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Muscle strains and tears
- Rolled ankle
- Knee meniscus or ligament damage
- Post operation recovery and rehab
Depending on the injury or pain, standard approaches to treatment can involve any combination of pain relief or anti inflammatory medications, corrective or rehabilitative exercises, rest, heat or ice, and surgery.
How Can Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine Help Sports & Musculoskeletal Injuries?
First things first, if you have suffered an acute injury, or have been in severe pain for an extended period, it is best to check in with your doctor and have all the appropriate scans and tests done to know what’s happened. This information will help us tailor our treatment to you and give us an idea of what’s normal in terms of progress.
Every case is unique and we always treat you as a whole person. Essentially our approach is to use acupuncture to help reduce pain and inflammation, and stimulate circulation to enhance healing of the injured area. We do this indirectly, using a method of acupuncture that utilises points away from the affected area. This means we can avoid worsening an injury by directly treating it and instead, trigger the body’s own healing and recovery.
We also look at how your body is healing and recovering in general, and this comes down to things like how well digestion is functioning, how good your sleep is and how much stress you may be under. We use acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine where appropriate to address these to ensure your body is recovering well outside of the clinic.
We also work well in combination with other allied professionals such as physios who may have you doing corrective or rehabilitative exercises.
If you would like to find out if we can help you with your sports injury or musculoskeletal issue, please contact us or book online.