Are you struggling to reach your fitness goals, feeling like your body is not responding to your efforts, or experiencing discomfort and muscle disconnection during workouts? If so, you’re not alone. Many athletes and active individuals face these challenges in their fitness journeys. Enhance your performance with performance acupuncture, a holistic approach that can help you overcome these obstacles and improve your muscle activity and joint mobility, ultimately enhancing your performance in various aspects of life and fitness.
What is Performance Acupuncture?
Performance acupuncture is a specialized form of acupuncture aimed at optimizing muscle function, restoring joint mobility, and improving overall physical performance. Whether you’re an athlete looking to boost your game or an active adult striving for a healthier, pain-free lifestyle, performance acupuncture can be a game-changer for you.
What Does a Session Look Like?
During a performance acupuncture session, a full assessment is conducted to understand your body mechanics and identify anything that may be hindering your performance. An orthopedic evaluation is also performed by the acupuncturist to assess the condition of your joints and muscle activity, pinpointing the root causes of your issues.
Once a diagnosis is established, the treatment involves the strategic placement of acupuncture needles in specific muscle areas to stimulate muscle strength restoration. This can enhance blood flow, and microelectronic stimulation may also be utilized to activate nerves for improved muscle function.
Additional methods, such as cupping therapy to release muscle toxins and deep tissue muscle releases, may be incorporated into the treatment plan. To ensure lasting results, performance acupuncture integrates the awakened muscles with targeted corrective exercises, helping your brain relearn efficient and pain-free movement patterns.
How to Prepare for an Acupuncture Performance Session
To prepare for a performance acupuncture session, start by openly discussing your medical history and goals with your acupuncturist. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows easy access to the treatment areas. Have a light meal a few hours before your appointment to avoid feeling lightheaded and stay well-hydrated to promote energy and blood circulation. You need to arrive in a relaxed and open-minded state to maximize the treatment’s effectiveness. These steps will help you make the most of performance acupuncture, leading to improved muscle function, reduced pain, and enhanced physical performance.
How Does It Work?
Every muscle in your body has an “on and off switch” that controls how it functions. Performance acupuncture uses the power of acupuncture points, specifically selected based on your evaluation and lifestyle needs. This can increase blood flow and nerve conduction in the targeted areas. This stimulation kickstarts proper muscle contraction and relaxation, ensuring better muscle activity.
If you’ve undergone surgery, performance acupuncture can significantly reduce your post-surgical recovery time. Surgery often leads to muscle atrophy, where muscle mass and strength diminish. It can take weeks or even months to regain normal muscle activity in a non-surgical setting. Performance acupuncture speeds up this process by promoting blood flow, reducing inflammation, easing pain, and improving range of motion. It’s your ticket to a quicker and more efficient recovery.
The knee is a complex joint capable of both bending and rotating. However, it doesn’t function on its own; it relies on the support of muscles from the hip and ankle. Following an injury, this communication between joints and muscles may become disrupted. When this happens, it becomes very important to prioritize recovery to restore regular muscle activation and nerve transmission.
Performance acupuncture is an effective way to rekindle muscle contraction quality and facilitate communication with nearby muscles. Our expertise lies in addressing dysfunctions resulting from issues like ligament injuries, joint replacements, or ACL surgeries.
Our pro-athletes and active adults enjoy getting acupuncture treatments because they are able to feel the muscles work more and also feel less tightness, which helps them perform all the exercises better, translating to better performance on the field!
Throughout the day, our shoulders are in constant use, whether it’s reaching for a cup of coffee, tea, or a supplement shake, as well as handling tasks like putting things away and carrying groceries. The shoulder’s movement is important, necessitating the coordination of approximately eight muscles. However, due to factors like falls or repetitive movements, any of these muscles can stop functioning correctly, resulting in added strain on the shoulder joint.
Over time, this can lead to joint wear and heightened discomfort in the surrounding shoulder structures. Performance acupuncture addresses this issue by stimulating various acupuncture points along the arm, providing immediate muscle activation and enhanced mobility. It is a favored choice among professional athletes and active individuals, particularly during their active seasons, as it contributes to maintaining muscle and joint health, ultimately improving performance and reducing the risk of future injuries.
Why Performance Acupuncture?
Performance acupuncture is a transformative approach that can help you reach your fitness and performance goals. Whether you’re recovering from surgery, dealing with knee or shoulder injuries, or simply seeking to enhance your overall physical performance, performance acupuncture offers a holistic solution to restore muscle function, increase blood flow, reduce pain, and improve joint mobility. Embrace the power of performance acupuncture, and unlock your full potential.
At Myokinetix, we offer performance acupuncture services designed to cater to your specific needs and elevate your performance. Our facility is tailored specifically for athletes, ensuring a comfortable and effective environment that’s sure to motivate you! You can confidently return to sports with our 100% focused one-on-one patient care, provided exclusively by our licensed acupuncturist. Our approach at Myokinetix leads to better outcomes and faster results. We offer a variety of treatments, including cupping, soft tissue release, instrument-assisted soft tissue release, and acupuncture with electrical stimulation. Your well-being is our priority, and we’re here to assist you on your path to improved health and performance.
If you are interested in performance acupuncture, please give Myokinetix a call at 973-585-4990, or schedule a call to speak with our patient development coordinator here. Myokinetix can help you start improving your performance and living the pain-free life you deserve!