Thursday, 4 March 2010
Acupuncture helps athletes recover from fatigue
Interesting research in Taiwan has shown that acupuncture helps athletes recover from muscle fatigue. Elite basketball players were put through hard training with some of the players receiving acupuncture treatment. Those having acupuncture were recorded as having lower heart rates and lower levels of lactic acid, the substance that causes muscles to feel very stiff after exercise (from American Journal of Chinese Medicine via PubMed).