Acupuncture has been used to treat sports injuries in China for centuries. Currently many
sports teams benefit from this natural form of treatment. Acupuncture is the best option for
people suffering from sports injuries, either with acute or chronic symptoms. It is well known for
its effectiveness in reducing pains with sports-related injuries and can be used to decrease
swelling, spasms and inflammation. Importantly, it also can be used to increase range of
motion and promote healing.
Our approach to the treatment of pain and reduced function is to see it as a disorder in the
body’s natural state. The treatment is geared toward rectifying the disorder and restoring
internal harmony. We address not only the affected joint or injury, but also the entire body.
For example, a knee injury will cause a person to walk differently in order to avoid placing
weight on the painful knee. This imbalance may place strain on other parts of the body such
as the ankles, hips or low back while the injury is healing. Acupuncture treats these other
areas of stress on the body as well as the injured area, so that the healing process can be
Acupuncture is a minimally invasive, relatively safe medical procedure that has synergistic
effects on the central and peripheral nervous system, immune system, and pain perception.
Our focus is not only to treat the injury but also to treat underlying conditions that may
predispose an individual to injuries. This is especially important when treating chronic or
recurrent injuries that interfere with life activities or athletic performance.
Remember, it is important to receive treatment as soon as possible after an injury in order to
prevent a chronic condition from developing. In the acute phase, acupuncture combining with
Western medicine can significantly reduce pain and recovery time for sports-related injuries. It
is also useful for the treatment of chronic conditions that fail to respond to conventional
We have had success treating:
Acute injury: Muscle and ligament strains & sprains
Neck pain and back pain
Tennis or Golf elbow (epicondylitis)
Joint pain (hip, knee, ankle, back, shoulder, neck, elbow and wrist)
Osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendonitis.
Frozen shoulder (Rotator cuff )
Carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle atrophy
If you have a sports injury, you should consider seeking prompt treatment. The earlier the
treatment begins the better the results. I look forward to assisting in your recovery and helping
you return to your pre injury level of function. Acupuncture can help you resume your active
Dr. Mindy M. Dai
Valley Acupuncture & Herb Center
2031 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 206
Burbank, CA 91506
- Available in the building parking lot
and free on Sat. & Sun.
- Street parking is always readily
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