Some Chicago Marathon runners have already been in for acupuncture sessions that will help them achieve peak performances and relieve the pains from long hours of training. Others have booked appointments for post-marathon rehabilitation on their weary bodies. Chinese Medicine is a well known ‘secret’ for runners. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be helpful before and after races.
Before the race: TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) treats problems that may occur during training, including overuse injuries, joint pains and stiffness. It also helps improve your energy and overall wellness.
After the race: Post race TCM helps speed your recovery, reduce inflammation, and alleviate soreness.