Acupuncture for Athletes

© 2017 by Dr. David Buscher, D.Ac.

And now for something completely different! In preparation for my work at the Whole Health Associates Integrative Center for Pain and Sports Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, I have been reflecting on what acupuncturists can offer in the field of athletics. Here are the areas in which I thought acupuncture could help:

Reduce pain and inflammation from acute and chronic injuries.

Accelerate healing and recovery.

Restore and enhance function, flexibility, and range of motion.

Let go of stress, improve focus, and get “in the zone.”

Help prepare and condition the body for games, races, and competitions. 

Simultaneously ease many physically and emotional symptoms – such as arthritis, digestive issues, headaches, anxiety, and more – that might get in the way of training.

Provide dietary and lifestyle coaching to support goals.

Of course, those ideas are based on the various ways I know how to practice this medicine, and their success is based upon the specific needs of patient, the extent of the injuries, and other factors, but I have a pretty good track record with these things.

If you’d like to see me on Mondays in Silver Spring, it’s possible to schedule at the following link: