Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The New York Times (11/30/10) profiled Lisa Ripi, an acupuncturist who travels around the country to treat her football player patients and reduce their soreness, pain, and bruising. Ripi focuses on sore areas, using her needles to increase blood flow, thereby relaxing the player’s tight muscles. Acupuncture has long been known for its effectiveness in treating pain and, as an added benefit, these athletes don’t have to worry about side effects or having drugs in their system.
*Article first published as NFL Players Say Acupuncture Gets Them in Top Shape for Games on Technorati.