Acupuncture for Athletes


For professional dancers in New York City, getting the job means everything. For many, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has quietly become an effective way to ensure success in preparing for an audition or a big show.

Recent studies have named acupuncture as the treatment of choice by many dancers for musculoskeletal injury, localized pain and inflammation, and the repetitive stress that accompany overtraining and long rehearsals. Many performing artists also use acupuncture for help with the emotional aspects of their careers: overcoming audition anxiety, stage fright and pre-performance insomnia.

"TCM techniques like acupuncture, Tui Na (soft tissue manipulation), and other manual therapies have proven incredibly effective at helping our dance patients recover from injury and prepare for the emotional challenges of working as a New York City dancer," says Phil Veneziano, M.S., L.Ac at New York State–licensed acupuncturist at Seven Point Wellness Center in New York, Tui Na practitioner, and herbalist. "On top of living in one of the world's most stressful and frenetic cities, New York dancers have rigorous rehearsal schedules and endure intense strain on their bodies. We undo a lot of that stress and help people heal."

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