Acupuncture for Athletes

Recover Faster from Injury, Improve Performance, Relieve Pain

Athletes are always looking for a competitive edge, improved stamina, and quick recovery from inflammation, fatigue, plantar faciitis, bursitis, tears, pulls, aches and pains. Athletes turn to Acupuncture to heal their body, calm their mind, and improve competitive performance.

Pain Free Acupuncture Clinic works with athletes to help them heal faster, recover quicker, improve mental focus, and have more stamina and energy. Our acupuncturists work with personal trainers and orthopedic surgeons to make sure our athletes are getting the best possible care.

Yankees starter, A.J. Burnett credits Acupuncture with helping hime stay healthy. Burnett says of acupuncture, “There’s no doubt in my mind that I think it’s helped… I found that I responded really well to the acupuncture….”

San Francisco Giants pitcher Randy Johnson had one of the longest baseball careers in history and frequently received acupuncture from the team acupuncturist

Morten Anderson, former field goal kicker for NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, received two acupuncture treatments per week as part of his ongoing healthcare program. He retired from professional football at age 48 as the NFL’s leading scorer.

Gymnast Nastia Liukin took the gymnastics women’s all-around Olympic gold medal home after using acupuncture to recover from her ankle injury.

Schedule a complimentary consultation to find out how acupuncture can improve your performance. Click here to see what our athletes are saying about us.

  • Randy JohnsonSF Giants Pitcher

  • Nastia LiukinOlympic Gold Medalist

  • Joe MontanaSF 49ers

  • Michael StrahanNY Giants

  • Dwyane WadeMiami Heat

  • Shaquille O’Neal19 Years in NBA

  • Jason KiddNY Knicks

  • Vladimir RadmanovicLA Lakers

  • Fred CouplesPGA

  • Gary PlayerPGA

  • Kevin JohnsonCleveland Cavaliers

  • Steve NashLA Lakers

  • Charles BarkleyHouston Rockets

  • John “Hot Rod” WilliamsCleveland Cavaliers

  • Jeff HornacekUtah Jazz

  • Grant HillPhoenix Suns

Current Studies:

Study Conclusion: A Single Acupuncture Treatment was Efficacious for Improving Isometric Quadriceps Strength in Recreational Athletes
Hubscher M, et al. 2010. J Altern Compl Med (Goethe-University, Germany). 2010 Sep;110(2):353-8

Study Conclusion: Neuroimaging studies show that Acupuncture seems to calm areas of the brain that register pain and activate those involved in rest and recovery
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. August 2007, Vol. 13, No. 6: 603-616

Study Conclusion: Auricular acupuncture reduced the requirement for ibuprofen after ambulatory knee surgery relative to an invasive needle control procedure.
Canadian Med Acu J. 2007;176(2):179-83

Acupuncturist Treats 40 N.F.L. Players in 4 Cities

Study Conclusion: Decreased Chronic Pain for back pain, knee pain, and headache. Acupuncture showed significant superiority for back pain, knee pain, and headache.
Hopton A, MacPherson H, Pain Practice. 2010 Mar-Apr;10(2):94-102. Epub 2010 January 8

Study Conclusion: Acupuncture helps to build and preserve muscle mass.
Biochem BioPhys Res Comm. July 2011; 410(3):434-439

Study Conclusion: Auricular acupuncture can enhance athletes’ recovery abilities after aggressive exercise.
Am J Chin Med. 2011;39(6):1131-8.

Study Conclusion: Acupuncture Reduces Perceived Pain Arising from Exercise-Induced Muscle Soreness.
Hubscher M, et al. 2008. J Altern Compl Med (Goethe-University, Germany). 2008 Oct;14(8):1011-6