Sports Injuries and Traditional Chinese Medicine


Are you tired of living in constant pain?

Are you missing out on your favorite sporting activities because of an injury?


Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture is a method of healing and pain relief that has been used for over two thousand years. When you’re injured, acupuncture increases blood circulation to the site to speed healing. Additionally, it has been medically proven to stimulate the release of serotonins and endorphins, which further promotes healing and aids in pain relief.

Acupuncture is able to provide relief from

  • back pain/sciatica
  • tennis elbow
  • neck pain
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • knee pain
  • shin splints
  • IT band pain
  • plantar fasciitis
  • achilles tendonitis

“Thank you so much for your help, even after four
sessions I am feeling relief from my chronic back pain.”


Course of Treatment

For acute pain, we recommend 2 visits a week for 2 weeks. Pain relief may often be felt after the first one or two treatments.

For chronic pain, we recommend 2 visits a week for 2-3 weeks, tapering down to once a week when the symptoms abate, for a total of approximately 10 treatments. Pain reduction is often felt after 2-4 visits, but treatment time for chronic pain varies between individuals.

Herbal medicine is often used as a compliment to acupuncture for pain relief. It supports the overall health of the body in order to speed healing, decrease inflammation, and promote blood circulation. Other complimentary therapies can also be used in conjunction with acupuncture, such as chiropractic treatment, massage therapy, physiotherapy, and fitness training.

“I have an autoimmune illness called polymyasitis, it causes weakness in muscles. A year ago I hurt my knee and it became quite stiff, my medical doctor recommended that I get acupuncture, she had already given me various medicines to help my knee and nothing helped. As I had no experience with acupuncture I didn’t take my doctors advice until someone else mentioned acupuncture to me. By this time it was almost Christmas and in January I was going to England. I was getting so worried about having to walk through the airports etc. that I had booked a wheelchair. However, great news, I booked a visit with Michelle Hughes in mid December and had three acupuncture sessions before I left for England. After the very first acupuncture session I noticed improvement and after three sessions the stiffness and pain were gone, it was like a miracle. Going to England was great, no stiffness, no pain and I could climb stairs without any pain. I have since continued my acupuncture and am finding it has helped me all over and my muscles are getting stronger. My whole life feels much improved as a result of Michelle helping me with acupuncture.”

Please call us at 250-334-3630 to learn more, or book now to start the process of natural pain relief.


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