During the 2016 Rio Olympics, the world’s most talented athletes are preparing mentally and physically for the most stressful lives. These include standard athletic prep work and carefully-planned diets, along with stretching and weight room regimens designed to enhance both strength and range of motion.
Injury is a big risk even for athletes who are able to avoid the temptation to overexert themselves while training. In the weeks and months leading up to the Olympics, even a seemingly small injury can destroy an athlete’s gold medal dream. Eager to perfect their performance, many athletes make themselves susceptible to injury by spending too much time on the field or in the pool and gym. With little time for recovery before the Summer Olympics, many athletes turn to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), over Western methods, such as physical therapy.
Mental calm is just as key to Olympic success as physical vitality. Qigong, Acupuncture and Massage all can help athletes release stress and anxiety, and make the athletic perform the best lever at the Olympics.
Acupuncture and Massage can release the pain and sports injury instantly without side effective. Chinese Medicine such as Ginsheng can strength the heart and muscle’s function.
Increasingly, Olympians are turning to traditional Chinese medicine such as acupuncture, massage, tai chi, Qigong, and Chinese herb medicine, all of which impart significant mental and physical benefits.
Many of the most successful Rio 2016 athletes love the massage for years. Michael Phelps is a top proponent of sports massage – according to MotleyHealth.com, he receives at least two massages each day, along with cupping therapy. You can see the cupping marks at Michael Phelps and other athletes’s body.
Acupuncture, massage, and traditional Chinese medicine can benefit athletes of all levels.