How Acupuncture in Palm Harbor Helps You Deal with Running Injuries

//How Acupuncture in Palm Harbor Helps You Deal with Running Injuries

How Acupuncture in Palm Harbor Helps You Deal with Running Injuries

Running is a physical activity that can test your body to the core – and acupuncture can help you deal with the muscle pains related to it. As Cielestia Calbay explains in her article posted at

“The sight of needles can make anyone cringe, but it may be worth a shot to help alleviate an injury.

Marathoner Deena Kastor is among a handful of elite athletes that use acupuncture to treat injuries and reduce the pain and inflammation associated with it. Studies suggest the ancient Chinese therapy can increase circulation and range of motion and accelerate healing time due to its ability to balance the neurological and cardiovascular systems.”

Recreational or pro runners from Palm Harbor, Florida, may shudder at the danger of injuries that are waiting for them at the sidelines. The Pinellas County community already has a network of running trails spanning dozens of miles and a number of events, such as the USA Ultra Triathlon and the Bryant Bronco 5K in Tampa, are enough to keep runners occupied. When you’re nursing some pain or a muscle injury after a serious run, you need specialists of acupuncture in Palm Harbor like Dr. Marie Perkins of East West Healing Solutions to help you.

How Acupuncture in Palm Harbor Helps You Deal with Running Injuries

Every seasoned runner is familiar with various ailments such as sore muscles, runners’ knee, and shin splints. A consultation with an acupuncturist can help assess the overall situation and allow you to decide accordingly, especially when the injury occurred in the middle of training and you have to be up and running as soon as possible.

The affected areas or exact areas of pain are determined during a physical assessment. Acupuncture to treat running injuries work by inserting the acupuncture needles at identified pressure points to regulate blood flow into the target muscles, which then leads to reduced inflammation, less pain and accelerated healing.

Although crossing the finish line of, say, a 21K can be very rewarding, there’s no denying that you’re in for some serious muscle or joint pain. Therefore, allow a Palm Harbor Oriental medicine expert like Dr. Marie Perkins help you through the post-race recovery period.

(Source: Can Acupuncture Help Treat Your Running Injury? Competitor Magazine, 13 January 2014)

By | 2017-07-26T05:50:54+00:00 February 3rd, 2014|Info Article|Comments Off on How Acupuncture in Palm Harbor Helps You Deal with Running Injuries

About the Author:

Dr. Marie Perkins, OTR/L, LMT, DOM, Dipl. Ac. is one of the most recognized practitioners in Palm Harbor as a “non-pharmaceutical” pain specialist. She is the founder of East West Healing Solutions and is dedicated to helping patients enjoy optimum health. Born and raised in Quebec City Canada, Dr. Perkins received her Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy from University Laval in 1993. Her passion led her to leave everything behind and immigrated to Florida in 1995. She proceeded with acquiring her Massage Therapy license from Bahkti Academy in 1999 and her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004. Her goal for founding East West Healing Solutions was to be a pioneer in the community working at bridging the gap between Eastern and Western Medicine. She has established strong partnership with Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, Pain Management Physicians, Doctors of Chiropractic, Rehabilitative Specialists, Athletic Directors, Coaches and Personal Injury Attorneys in the community proving not only that it can be done but also that a cohesive team approach is often the most efficient way to help a patient.. “Over the years I have continued to add to my knowledge in order to be able to help as many patients I possibly could. Most of the time, a joint effort from Western and Eastern Medicine is required to obtain optimal health. For that reason, patients should proactively seek a team of highly trained professionals in various fields, all working toward one common goal; the PATIENT’S best interest. Your health portfolio should be built with the same concepts as your financial portfolio; diversification is the key!, Dr. Marie Perkins tells her patients.” Aside from offering Traditional Acupuncture to Palm Harbor patients, her clinic also offers several other complementary treatments such as Herbal prescriptions, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Diathermia, Dry Aqua Massage, Cold Laser Therapy, Medical Massage and Postural Analysis among others. Dr. Perkins also develops customized, personal healing and health plans for each patient at East West Healing Solutions.