Sports Injury

Pain relief and speed healing with acupuncture

Acupuncture can be used to help speed healing and recovery from pain and sports injuries. Learn more about how we can help by scheduling an initial consultation, (425) 686-4498.

Sports Injury Definition:

  Acupuncture for sports injuries     Have you noticed you are not recovering as fast after running, cycling, or playing sports?   Have you recently been injured and not responding as expected to treatments?   Are you looking for more natural and effective ways to speed healing and reduce pain?

Acupuncture and integrative medicine can help Sports Injuries!

Acupuncture has been used time and again to help athletes relieve pain. But acupuncture and the accessory modalities associated with it can do so much more. Using acupuncture treatments can actually enhance an athlete’s performance and recovery from any sports-related injury.

Sports Injury Causes:

Many sports injuries are caused by:

  • Overuse
  • Gait/Structure imbalances
  • Trauma
  • Pulled muscle or torn ligaments

and more…

Sports Injury Symptoms:

Most people report pain, swelling, stiffness in joints, sharp or dull nerve pain, and reduced range of motion after an initial or repeat sports injury.

Sports Injury Treatments:

When an athlete is in training, he or she is constantly pushing themselves to be better: a better time, a longer jump, a further distance, etc. An athlete’s body is put through constant stress.

Muscles are pushed to their maximum and sometimes tiny microscopic tears form. If the athlete were able to rest properly, these micro-tears would heal. But, when an athlete is in training, the micro-tears don’t have time to heal properly.

So the body becomes fatigued, sometimes painful and the probability of serious injury increases. Acupuncture helps the body to heal and strengthens the body inside and out, thus accelerating the athlete’s recovery time.

Studies have shown that acupuncture can help to repair nerves, reduce pain and inflammation, and speed recovery in acute and chronic injuries.

What can you expect?

During your initial consultation, we will determine if you are a right candidate for our treatments.

We look at these three elements:

  1. What is the underlying cause?
  2. How much nerve damage has been sustained?
  3. How much treatment will be required?

What are our goals and how can we help?

Our treatments which may include acupuncture has been shown to:

  1. Help increase blood flow
  2. Stimulate nerve fibers
  3. Decrease brain based pain
  4. Enhance your quality of life

Give our office a call today (425) 368-3290 to set-up your initial consultation to learn how we can help!


Acupuncture for chronic pain

Dr. Heintze customizes each patient’s treatment plan to fit their specific goals.


Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She is a pain specialist, seeing people who suffer from chronic pain, migraines, as well as digestive issues. Offering pain relief injections, acupuncture, and nutrition consults. Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free on Amazon.