Looking for new ways to boost your fitness efforts? Why not try sticking a few needles in those sore muscles? While this might sound a bit counterintuitive at first, there is actually a pretty substantial amount of evidence that your workout could benefit from acupuncture treatment in East Brunswick.
When you are trying to lose weight, regular workouts are essential. Workouts push your body to its limits. They get you sweating, aching and feeling great all at the same time. However, workouts don’t come without their share of pain. While exercise has many positive health benefits like stimulating weight loss, reducing stress and encouraging good heart health, a long workout can also leave your muscles sore, your joints aching and your mind resolved to never punish yourself in that way again.
How Can Acupuncture Help with Exercise?
Acupuncture treatment can reduce pain, helping you recover faster from your workout and get back to the gym in no time. In fact, many professional athletes and marathon runners have taken to regular acupuncture treatments to cope with the constant pressure and pain they are putting their bodies through. Acupuncture treatments help them get back on their feet and push their body to their max quicker than they could otherwise, ultimately improving their performance and helping them reach their goals.
In one study funded by the National Institute of Health, researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York found that acupuncture was efficient in reducing pain associated with osteoarthritis, migraines, chronic back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain. For those who are exercising regularly while trying to lose weight, pain sources like osteoarthritis and chronic back and shoulder pain are incredibly common. Acupuncture can enhance your workout by reducing preexisting pain that might otherwise prevent you from engaging in exercise, and reduce the pain that comes after a rigorous workout.
There are several ways that acupuncture can impact your weight loss program. Aside from reducing pain, acupuncture treatment is regarded as a premier way to manage stress. This means that acupuncture can impact your body physically and mentally, helping you overcome emotional and physical hurdles as you continue to focus on your weight loss efforts.
If you are trying to lose weight, but find yourself limited by the negative effects of pain, talk with Dr. Liu about how acupuncture treatment in East Brunswick can benefit you.