I’ve often heard that many famous athletes and stars use Acupuncture. Recently, I saw a list in the publication, Acupuncture Today. They tell us that athletes use acupuncture to “recover from soreness and fatigue faster, to feel stronger and feel more balanced.” That inspired me to look further online, and I found that using Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is actually a trend among many stars! This highlights the fact that Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be used even if you are feeling healthy, to promote optimal well-being, or to recover from minor injuries. These are just a few of the most famous athletes and stars. Follow some of the links I’ve embedded to read about many, many more!
Kobe Bryant – This NBA superstar actually posted photos of his leg with acupuncture needles in it on his social media platforms. He wanted to show his fans he was using Eastern medicine along with conventional therapies to recover form a recent injury.
Mickael Pietrus – Another famous NBA player originally from France, Mickael was treated while at the Shaolin Temple in China! Afterwards, he said he no longer had any pain in his knee and was ready to go back to play earlier than expected.
Sandra Bullock – It’s well-known that Sandra gets acupuncture regularly, and even requires that it be included in her contract! It’s her “secret weapon” for staying younger looking and keeping up vitality.
Robert Downy, Jr. – My girlfriends and I have had a crush on Robert for a long time, and now I know why! He uses TCM regularly, and says it has “had a profound a profound impact in all areas of his life for many years.” He even does Qi Gong, and was given an award for his advocacy of TCM. Maybe I felt his energy all along!
Jason Hammel – A pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles at the time (now he’s with the Cubs), Jason used Acupuncture at the suggestion of his wife, and said he was “astonished” at how good it made him feel! It helped his energy, to enliven a “dead arm,”, and he also went in to use it as an alternative to medications for cholesterol. The cholesterol meds had given him body aches and hampered his abilities.
Finally, many Olympic athletes use Acupuncture and TCM. Kevin Overland, a Canadian speed skater, used it to recover from a hip injury and won a Bronze medal, according to Acupuncture Today. Many athletes in the London Olympics also used Acupuncture. Five time Olympian high jumper Amy Acuff uses Acupuncture to heal from injuries and regulate her nervous system. And there are many, many more! In summary, Acupuncture is becoming known for being good for what ails you.