Sports injury occurs when people do not warm up or stretch, have poor training practices, improper gear, or overuse their muscles. There are various methods of treating injury: acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, infrared therapy, and tui na.
Electro-acupuncture is when an electro-machine connects with acupuncture needles to form circuits and sends mild electrical currents of different frequencies and volts to the needles. This creates electro-stimulation that can reopen the channels, invigorate qi and blood, reduce swelling, stop pain and promote healing process.
Infrared therapy with TDP lamps is another effective method for sports injuries. TDP stands for Teding Diancibo Pu, which means “special electromagnetic spectrum.” A TDP lamp has a treatment plate with 33 chemical elements essential to the body. When activated, the mineral plate releases far infrared waves. The wave is identical with the wavelength and intensity of the electromagnetic waves released from the human body, so the plate’s waves can be easily absorbed and stored by the body. The absorbed energy delivers oxygen and nutrients to the body, while eliminating toxins and cellular waste.
Tui na, or Chinese massage, has long been used to treat sports injury. Tui na is highly effective for acute and chronic soft tissue injuries and some types of bone and cartilage injuries. There are various hand motions used: pushing, pressing, palm-rubbing, kneading, rolling and rotating. The massage encourages the circulation of blood and lymph, relax muscles, relieve pain, and restore dislocated joints.