*Upon the Advice of Your Physician
"Acupuncture therapy. Whatever it takes" -Kobe Bryant via Twitter
“It’s those little extra details that can help us. Maybe now others will also use this techniques" Vincenzo Nibali, 2014 winner of the Tour de France when he was asked about his acupuncture treatments. - WSJ
Whether a weekend warrior or competing at an elite level acupuncture can help you get the most from your training. Benefits include increased energy and a quicker recovery after high intensity training or competition. Relax stressed muscles, improve postural alignment and address minor strains or sprains before they inhibit training by adding acupuncture to your training regime.
Acupuncture can be highly effective for other conditions, which have no clear origin or explanation. It can be helpful when other treatments have failed. Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment and with most medications.
Treatment recommendations include massage, acupuncture, spinal manipulation, tai chi, and yoga
A large meta-analysis has shown that acupuncture's benefits can't be fully attributed to placebo effect, raising the question throughout Western medicine: Why? - The Atlantic
A Placebo acupuncture can ease short-term pain but the real thing might help to reverse the underlying pathology of a disease. - The Guardian
Stretched out on a massage table in his Long Island City condominium, Jets fullback Tony Richardson closed his eyes. Over the next hour, he groaned and grimaced and eventually fell asleep, as Lisa Ripi, the traveling N.F.L. acupuncturist, went to work. - NYT
Michael Phelps powered the U.S. men’s 4×100 relay to gold at the Olympics on Sunday, many noticed the big, purple spots dotting his right shoulder and back. It turns out the spots are bruises created by a centuries-old traditional Chinese therapy called cupping, and it’s all the rage among elite athletes. - Web MD
Military doctors in Afghanistan are using acupuncture to treat brain injuries, with promising results -WSJ
Photographer Fritz Hoffmann captured Super Bowl bound James Harrison's cupping and acupuncture after a grueling preseason workout. -National Geographic
New research concludes that acupuncture is effective for treating plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammatory foot condition. Plantar fasciitis typically presents with pain on the underside of the foot and heel. - Health CMi
A new study of acupuncture — the most rigorous and detailed analysis of the treatment to date — found that it can ease migraines and arthritis and other forms of chronic pain. -NYT