ACUPUNCTURE FOR SPORTS INJURY
Feng was a surgeon and Chinese medicine doctor in Beijing for many years before moving to the UK. She was a visiting surgeon at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for two years. By using acupuncture together with high tech natural therapies, Feng's unique treatment has been welcomed by specialists and olympic athletes.
Apart from pain control, our advanced pain free powerful natural therapy can speed up wound healing, provide drug free wound surface cleaning, and to repair damaged nerve and bone.
Acupuncture may help relieve symptoms of sports injuries, such as pain and inflammation by:stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, which leads to release of endorphins and other neurohumoral factors (e.g. neuropeptide Y, serotonin), and changes the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord (Pomeranz 1987, Han 2004, Zhao 2008, Zhou 2008, Lee 2009, Cheng 2009).
For sport injuries we use a combination of acupuncture and pain free high tech German photo-medicine treatment to repair the nerve, cartilage and bone damage.
Research proving how acupuncture can help:
Acupuncture reduced pain in patients with plantar fasciitis (Zhang 2001);
Electroacupuncture had better therapeutic effects than medication, both in the short and long term, in patients with acute lumbar strain (Yao-chi 2007);
Acupuncture plus warmed needle relieved the pain of chondromalacia patella (Qui 2006);
Acupuncture reduced NSAID intake and relieved pain in patients with shin splints (Callison 2002);
Acupuncture reduced the pain of patellofemoral pain syndromes (Jensen 1999);
Reducing inflammation, by promoting release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors (Kavoussi 2007, Zijlstra 2003);
Improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility by increasing local microcirculation (Komori 2009), which aids dispersal of swelling.
Case studies also suggest acupuncture might be helpful in the treatment of shoulder injuries (Osborne 2010), medial collateral ligament injuries of the knee (Yan 2008) and plantar fasciitis (Tillu 1998), but these results need confirming.