We were treating patient that with low back pain that had decreased lumbar endurance the other day (you should be able to hold a "superman" post with your arms at your sides for 150 seconds. He has been continuing to improve and is now virtually pain free.
many folks don't realize a nice side effect of acupuncture is increased increased endurance, among other things. How about trying this on other muscles as well? We ran across this article you may find interesting
"Acupuncture therapy is able to eliminate free radicals, resist lipid peroxidation, prevent dysfunction of the motor hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis, reduce the creatine kinase content, and lower lactic acid concentration, so as to play an important role in the elimination of sports fatigue and improvement of athletic ability of the body. "
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