David Beckham says the best thing for recovery and repair of my muscles after a workout is acupuncture.

David Beckham, who will be turning 48 this May, is well-known for his intense workout routines, and has even designed his own personal workout with HIIT gym F45.
However, he also places great emphasis on the importance of recovery, and has recently revealed that he undergoes weekly acupuncture treatments to aid in his post-workout recovery. In a social media post, he shared a photo of himself receiving acupuncture with the caption,
“The one thing that repairs me after a hard week of working out. Acupuncture.”

Meghan Markle, another celebrity who swears by acupuncture, has been a long-time believer in its benefits. She has previously suffered from debilitating migraines, and credits acupuncture and Eastern medicine for improving her quality of life.
Meghan also received regular acupuncture treatments prior to the birth of her son.

The goal of acupuncture is to restore the body’s equilibrium and stimulate the natural healing process.
It recognizes illness and pain as indications that the body’s equilibrium is out of balance, which can be caused by factors such as emotional and physical stress, poor diet, infection, and injury.

Acupuncture practitioners use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been honed over centuries, with a focus on the individual patient rather than their specific illness.
By inserting ultra-fine, sterile needles into specific points on the body, the practitioner aims to re-establish energy flow, restore balance, and trigger the body’s natural healing process. Initial acupuncture sessions typically last from 45 minutes to an hour, while multiple sessions may be needed to achieve optimal results.

Lynda Thompson is a registered doctor of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, Lynda attained her Masters degree in China at the university Shandong province, Lynda’s practice is close to Milnerton Medi Clinic in Cape Town. book a consultation HERE

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