[Acupuncture techniques in professional football].
Unfallchirurg. 2018 May 24;:
Authors: Pfab F, Sommer B, Haser C
The number of scientific studies about acupuncture has increased significantly during recent years. Acupuncture can be used as an evidence-based adjunct therapy for a variety of indications in professional football. This review summarizes various acupuncture techniques and related techniques for utilization in the field of professional soccer. Besides knee, shoulder, spinal, elbow and postoperative pain, scientific meta-analyses also point towards the effectiveness of acupuncture in ankle sprains, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and nausea. Dry needling is an emerging option for treatment of myofascial trigger points and could potentially result in improved prevention of muscular injuries and enhancement of muscular performance.
PMID: 29797032 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]