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Sports Injuries


Ease the Pain with Acupuncture and Massages


Do you suffer from sports injuries? While painkillers may offer temporary relief, you need to address the root cause of your pain.

Dr. Lu’s clinic offers acupuncture, therapeutic massages and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which can treat the root cause of your problem and help you enjoy sports painfree.

Sports and Injuries

Competitive sports increase the risk of injury. When professional athletes and sports enthusiasts get hurt, they must seek therapy and heal their injury as soon as possible to prevent them from becoming chronic conditions and resulting in irreversible damage.

Acupuncture, massages and Chinese herbal medicine can reduce or eliminate joint pain, swelling and inflammation around the injured area. They can also stop muscle spasms and eliminate cramps or any throbbing sensation you may be experiencing. In addition to pain relief, acupuncture can also help you relax and improve your overall health.

How Can Acupuncture Treat Sports Injuries?

Acupuncture can release endorphins (your natural feel-good chemicals) and the analgesic effects of acupuncture peak long after acupuncture stimulation1. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture is a very effective way to treat physical pain and discomfort by acting on your body’s energy system, which consists of Qi and the body fluids that are acted upon by Qi which are known as Jin and Blood.

While Qi and Blood cannot be seen or be compared to a specific anatomical component used in conventional Medicine, they are key components of TCM. Qi is your vital energy that flows through Meridians to reach all the important TCM Organs. Blood and Jin flow within your actual blood vessels and Meridians. Blood and Qi play an important and synergistic role in treating sports injuries. In Chinese medicine, a sports injury involves a Qi and Blood stagnation and may be complicated by dampness, cold or deficient conditions.

When Dr. Lu treats an acute or chronic sports injury, a general assessment of the patient’s health is first conducted, followed by a localized Qi and Blood flow assessment. During the acupuncture session, ultra-thin needles are strategically inserted in specific influential points along your Meridians to unblock your Qi and Blood flow and remove the stagnation.

Possible Treatments for Sports Injuries

During your initial consultation, Dr. Lu will discuss your current condition and perform the traditional Chinese diagnosis, which will determine the best treatment for your specific sports injury. In most cases, a combination of acupuncture and therapeutic massages will be suggested.

In certain cases, acupressure, TDP heat and herbal remedies can also be used:

  • Acupressure is similar to acupuncture except that finger pressure is used instead of needles.
  • TDP heat is the use of a special electromagnetic lamp that enhances the benefits of acupuncture.
  • Herbal creams and ointments can be massaged into the skin to speed up healing.

Contact Dr. Lu and book your appointment today!

“Fei has been able to cure a sore back and severe tennis elbow in addition to providing stress relief and relaxation. If you’re thinking about a preventative health program or have some aches and pains, Fei Fei can help you!” - Allan Chrenek


1. D.D. Price, A. Raii, L.R. Watkins, B. Buckingham, A psychophysical analysis of acupuncture analgesia, Pain 19 (1984) 27-42.