Medical Research

NFL and Acupuncture

Kristen Sparrow • January 16, 2012

Yay. I remember reading this article when it came out but couldn’t find it, it’s entitled “Big Men, Little Needles.” The New York Jets use acupuncture to keep strong, healthy and pain free.
So can you!!

Needling the body forces the connective tissue aroung the pin to contract stimulating blood flow and releasing endorphins, which act as powerful pain relievers. Inserting acupuncture needles also triggers the production of dopamine a chemical in the braind that plays a part in response to pleasure and pain, which is why some patients feel high afte acupuncture therapy… Not only effective in easing pain, acupuncture can also help the body overcome one of the toughest hurles to healing, inflammation.

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