A recent New York Times article on professional football players getting acupuncture to speed recovery:
Acupuncture is a safe, effective and drug-free way to relieve pain. At Chandra Wellness, we work with orthopedic injuries chronic or acute in nature. We have many clients who are athletes, ballerinas, & yogis from all levels of fitness. Acupuncture is effective for pain relief and management such as, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, shin splints, knee injuries and performance enhancement, as well as longevity. Many athletes and exercise enthusiast come to us because they feel Acupuncture calms their mind and helps give them to recover faster, feel better sooner, and maintain a healthy active lifestyle. In addition, Acupuncture is also very complementative with patients who have chosen the surgical option to help them recover as quickly and comfortably as possible.