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Concussion: Acupuncture Treatment for Sports & Car Accident Injury

Concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), is common among contact and collision sports participants also from a motor vehicle accident injury. MTBI is a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by traumatic biomechanical forces secondary to direct or indirect forces to the head. Disturbance of brain function is related to neurometabolic dysfunction, rather than structural brain injury, and is typically associated with normal structural imaging findings (CT Scan, MRI). Concussion may or may not involve a loss of consciousness. Concussion results in a constellation of physical, cognitive, emotional, and sleep‐related symptoms. Recovery is a sequential process, a

Are you involved in a car accident?

When you are involved in a car accident, it is essential to seek medical attention even though you only feel minor discomfort. Auto injuries may not always be apparent immediately. Sometimes it can take days or even a week for an individual to start to feel the actual pain from the impact. Many individuals may be tempted to reach for over-the-counter pain relievers or even something stronger. However, they can have side effects. Acupuncture provides a drug-free, non-addictive therapy option for individuals to get pain relief after they arrived in an auto accident. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing processes by reducing pain and inflammation as well as decreasing stress and an

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