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Overtraining and Repetitive Strain Injuries

We all want to be our best at our chosen sports or professions, but it is also possible to accidentally cause an injury by overtraining. Repetitive strain injuries are the result of physical activity being too frequent, prolonged, or intense for your body to recover from. These are often easier to prevent than sudden, acute injuries, and Life Balance Clinic is proud to offer acupuncture treatment, including laser acupuncture for repetitive strain treatment in Glenview, IL. 

Can acupuncture help repetitive strain injury?

Acupuncture has several benefits for repetitive strain injuries: 

  • Pain relief, partially by increasing your threshold of pain perception as one study found. 
  • Reducing inflammation through mechanisms such as lowering levels of inflammatory immune signals and increasing the amount of anti-inflammatory signals. Over time, inflammation can cause even more tissue damage, and it is part of the development of chronic repetitive strain injuries. 
  • Increasing the rate of tissue healing. Lab studies show that acupuncture can increase the rate of new blood vessel formation, and may boost collagen production when connective tissue needs repair. Even better, acupuncture may help your body’s own stem cells travel to injured areas, grow, and differentiate into mature cells. 
  • Improved nerve function in RSI injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. 
  • Reduced muscle tension, which may worsen pain and the injury itself by contributing to incorrect movement patterns. 
  • Fewer (if any) side effects compared to conventional pain relief. 

Laser Acupuncture

Life Balance Clinic is at the forefront of utilizing laser acupuncture for the treatment of repetitive strain injuries. Unlike traditional acupuncture, laser acupuncture involves the use of low-level lasers to stimulate acupuncture points on the body. This non-invasive technique can provide targeted relief to the affected areas, promoting faster healing and reducing inflammation.

Acupuncture for RSI in Life Balance Clinic

At Life Balance Clinic, Dr. Vadim Dekhtyar, DACM, offers his years of experience to patients seeking relief from repetitive strain injury symptoms. As both a doctor of Chinese medicine and neuroscience professor, he brings extensive training and academic work to his 30 years of clinical experience. 

If you are currently experiencing an RSI injury and are interested in treatment with acupuncture, contact us here or call 847-724-1777 to learn more or book your first appointment.