Acupuncture is a traditional medical system that has been around for more than 3000 years. There is no clear start date and we do not know how the anatomical point system used in Acupuncture was developed. The first text that we have discovered were written more than 2000 years ago at which time Acupuncture was established as a medical system.
While it is generally considered to have started in early China, the effectiveness of acupuncture caused it to quickly spread. Korea and Japan adopted acupuncture in to their medical systems and with the Silk Road Acupuncture also spread to Europe. Germany, France and the UK have all used acupuncture and contributed to the research behind it.
Acupuncture gained popularity in the US in the early 1970’s. People seem to view it as a “New Age” medicine but it has been around longer than any other medical practiced used today. Also, lets be clear, the Chinese word “Qi” does not mean energy! This is a medical system that has very specific diagnosis criteria which requires specific treatment plans and protocols. It is a 4 year graduate level program with third party examination to demonstrate competency. Despite how people may choose to utilize it in their own practice, Acupuncture is a medical system that has more than 2000 years of empirical evidence. The treatment protocols that have repeatable results among different providers in different cultures and is accepted by the NIH and WHO.
Vincenzo Nibali who won the Tour de France, one of the toughest athletic competitions, uses acupuncture. So does Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aron Rodgers. Tony Richardson, one of the best fullbacks in the NFL history successfully used acupuncture for his injuries. New York City Ballet dancers swear by it.
Acupuncture is one of the most commonly used therapies among the world’s leading athletes. But this does not imply that you have to be a pro so as to enjoy the benefits of acupuncture. Whether you are a triathlete, a diehard endurance athlete, gym rat, devoted yogi, or a cross fit athlete, acupuncture can improve your performance by revitalizing your general health.
For acupuncture to be successful, it is necessary that your acupuncturist must be well versed in this art and also specializes in sports injury and recovery. Well you don’t have to worry; I am a specialist in Sports Injury and Recovery and provide the best acupuncture services in Denver to athletes.