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We have talked with 12 athletes who mention acupuncture.

Christian Wilson
Christian Wilson (male, 34)
How I Went from Living in a Tent to the World Stage of Bodybuilding
I also see Josh Frichot, my local Myotherapist to get things adjusted, acupuncture or a general “tune up”. As you can see this is not a solo art, it takes a team to build the perfect physique just like it takes a team to build a home, you need planners, designers, foreman, labourers, repairers and many more.
Derina Wilson
Derina Wilson (female, 40)
How I Got Stronger and More Motivated After Breast Cancer
My goals for the next five years are to compete as long as I can and physical therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractor visits will help me maintain my flexibility and mobility.
Matt Ladewski
Matt Ladewski (male, 43)
How I Got Famous Passing Out After a Strong Deadlift
Trigger point therapy, flossing and acupuncture as just a few of the things I have used to stay on top of my aches and pains.
Gabriela Cantos Realpe
Gabriela Cantos Realpe (female, 35)
I'm a Dance Coordinator, Coach and Model. This is How I Inspire People to Live a Healthier Life
For example: Put on heat or cold, massage once a week, acupuncture, not stretching or not boxing for a few weeks, etc.
Stevy Palar Montgomery
Stevy Palar Montgomery (female, 29)
How I Use My Education and Training to Help People to Stay Fit and Strong
For me, natural healing is important, I had the pleasure of working with two amazing ladies in San Diego who I was lucky enough to have as roommates at the time who practiced Acupuncture.
Anna Rose Bain
Anna Rose Bain (female, 35)
How Crossfit Made Me Discover True Health, Strength and Endurance
Recently I started seeing a naturopath doctor to help with my fatigue, and in addition to acupuncture treatments, he recommended I take a whole foods supplement called “Drenamin” to help treat it.
Peng-Peng Lee
Peng-Peng Lee (female, 26)
How I Stayed in Gymnastics after the Olympics and the World Championships
If I were to do gymnastics all over again I would say that I would have focused more on recovery. That is icing, cupping, acupuncture, etc. I believe it’s so important to be able to keep your body in great condition so that it can last all those days of training.
Keri Ann Heitzman
Keri Ann Heitzman (female, 37)
I'm an IFBB WP Olympian. How I Kept Going After a Traumatic Brain Injury
Meditation, float tanks, massage, chiropractics, cryotherapy, acupuncture, hot soaks, cold plunges steam room and saunas are all in the rotation. I meet with a life coach every month to two months depending on what is happening in my life or personal things I choose to work on.
Anita Perry
Anita Perry (female, 64)
How I Work as a Yogi, Author and Educator after 42 Years in Health and Fitness
I alternate poses in my yoga practice to target different areas. I am a great believer in massage therapy and acupuncture to handle injuries.
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson (male, 46)
I'm a CEO of a Supplement Company, Coach and IFBB Pro. This Is How I Eat, Train and Recover
I see an osteopath and get acupuncture and massage treatments a few times a year.
Shelli Beecher-Seitzler
Shelli Beecher-Seitzler (female, 46)
How I Earned My WNBF Fit Body and Masters Figure Pro Cards in Less than Half a Year
Prior to competitions, I implement several sessions of acupuncture with Tracey Steger, EAMP, LAc. If there was one aspect of my health, I wish I could change it would be my sleep!
Brian Dobson
Brian Dobson (male, 62)
How I Train Hard, Set Lifting Records and Keep My Abs at 62
I try to sleep eight hrs at night and if it hurts, I will get massage, Theragun, acupuncture, etc.
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