Sports Medical Acupuncture

acupuncture-bodySharon’s work with athletes is informed by her own professional career as a professional athlete herself. Sharon danced on both the east and west coasts for many years and has been an instructor of dance, yoga and pilates for 30 years. Her deep emersion in pilates over the last decade and certification as an advanced instructor also inform her work.

Acupuncture is very effective for pain and injury. Relief is often immediate. Acupuncture stimulates the deep healing of tissues, muscles, fascia and joints unlike medications which often simply mask pain and have no particular healing aspects associated with them.

Sharon often combines various types of body work with acupuncture to attain maximum relief from pain or injury, including cupping, gua sha, and electro-acupuncture. Postural analysis may be part of your appointment, as well as a prescription for simple exercises or stretches to assist in your recovery from injury or relief from pain.

Though a patient often experiences relief in their first treatment, follow up treatments are recommended to eradicate discomfort altogether and attain full recovery. Generally it is best to have a few treatments close together at the beginning of treatment (3 treatments within the first 10 days) then spread treatments out (1X/week) until symptoms are alleviated. A course of treatment is generally 6-10 treatments.