A More Comprehensive Approach
At 1000 Folded Cranes Acupuncture and Family Health Clinic, we specialize in acupuncture orthopedics, which combines the best of Western anatomy and physiology with Eastern meridian theory and treatment protocols, bringing an effective and more comprehensive approach to sports injury and general pain. We utilize a full range of tests including muscle function, range of motion, neurologic evaluation, stress, and direct palpation. We then apply acupuncture, trigger point therapy, cupping therapy, cryotherapy, and physical therapy into a treatment program that proves to be a highly effective combination.
For many recreational athletes using acupuncture for faster recovery is often a second option. This is unfortunate. Too many athletes are in unnecessary pain and are paying far too much money for therapy that is not working.
Acupuncture has been proven to:
- Decrease swelling
- Reduce inflammation
- Increase circulation to the site of injury
- Reduce or alleviate pain
- Reduced severity of the injury
- Reduced recovery time
For sports injuries, Dr. Ragsdale practices bio-medical trigger point therapy. Trigger point therapy, also known as “dry needling,” is based on the benefits of acupuncture combined with the knowledge of, which should only be performed by a licensed acupuncturist. Regardless of how you refer to it, the sooner you get help to treat the injury, the better chance to elevate the healing process.
Therapeutic treatment can often be found in a single session, especially when delivered by an experienced, licensed acupuncturist within the early stage of injury. Based on our success in treating a variety of sports injury conditions, we recommend that you come in for a consultation and make acupuncture the first step in recovery. In doing so you can avoid extended injury or becoming part of the pain medication epidemic.