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Sports Injury

Sports injuries are injuries that happen when people participate in sports or exercise. They can be caused by various factors such as overtraining, poor form, and improper technique. Bruises, strains, and tears can also be caused by excersise. Traditional Chinese Medicine can help your body heal and prevent further injury.

Below are a few treatments that can help;

Sports Injury  Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture needles can be placed in the area where an injury occurred. They can stimulate the production of chemicals that relieve pain and prevent it from happening again.The microtrauma of inserting a needle can stimulate a natural anti-inflammatory response in the body. This response can help remove inflammatory mediators and improve the healing process in the site. Acupuncture can also be used to relieve muscle pain by resolving muscle knots. These knots are caused by the over-contraction of certain muscle fibers. Trigger points are utilised in order to do this. Trigger points are defined by the excessive contraction of certain muscle fibers within a region. These points are located in the lower body and are responsible for loosening the muscle fibers. Through the use of mechanical stimulation, acupuncture can relieve these muscles and promote relaxation. Contact us to discover acupuncture near you.


Cupping therapy is a Traditional Chinese Medicine modality in which cups are placed on the skin and a suction is created through either heat or an air pump. The cups can be moved along muscles with a ligament or left fixed in place to promote blood circulation and distracts the tissue layers to promote blood circulation to injured or tight tissues. This decreases swelling and relieves muscle pain, while also stimulating your body's self-healing ability.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a technique used to treat pain. It involves scraping a smooth object over tissue to increase blood flow to the area. Gua sha is often used for muscle stiffness and pain with decreased mobility  because it immediately resolves spasms  and promotes normal circulation to  the target area. Research hasshown that gua sha increases microcirculation of surface tissue, reduces inflammation, and stimulates the immune system to promote self healing.

Electric Stimulation

A machine is connected to two acupuncture needles in order to passes a very small electric current through the targeted muscle group. This electric current relieves pain by activating bioactive chemicals in your body in order to reduces inflammation and relax the muscles. This relieve pain caused by tight and strained muscles.

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The American Acupuncture Center in Bloomfield Hills provides holistic medicine in a safe, comprehensive, and convenient manner. We listen to you in order to address your health concerns in the best way for you. Contact us so we can help you feel better and meet your wellness goals.

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