ACUPUNCTURE- A RUNAWAY SUCCESS!!!
In 2011 I took up running for the first time with the aim of doing the Dublin City Marathon. But with about 2 months to go I started having trouble with my knees. I decided to try acupuncture and popped along to see Suzanne who I found to be very knowledgeable and made me feel very much at ease. To be honest I really didn’t know what to expect! However after the first session within 48 hours I had no pain left in my knees-great result! Suzanne advised me to have a couple of more sessions in the lead up to the marathon which I did and the result was my knees stayed well and I completed the marathon! However after the marathon my legs were very sore, in particular my right knee and my left calf, so back in I crawled to Suzanne. This was a very different session to say the least- quite uncomfortable at times because I was so tense and tight but it was well worth it as within 48 hours my legs felt good again and a day or two after that I was back out doing a light run.
Overall I can honestly say that acupuncture has been of huge benefit to me and I would highly recommend it to any runner as part of their training and recovery programme.
Nicola P. Co Meath.