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For thousands of years in China, acupuncture has been used to enhance the performance of soldiers and to treat injuries as well. In recent decades, it’s a common practice in China to use acupuncture for athletes while they are training and for their recovery from injury. Since late 1990, this trend of utilizing acupuncture and Chinese medicine in sports training and sports injury was gradually adopted and gained high attention by many countries including the U.S. Later, acupuncture techniques and its Sinew Channel theory was adopted by the two most prominent sports injury professions in the U.S. --- Chiropractic Therapy and Physical Therapy --- to their practices, and it is referred to as “dry needling”. Whether it is referred to as acupuncture or dry needling, or whatever name other professionals would like to use, it proves one thing --- acupuncture works and it works well in sports medicine. 

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