The Ealing Half-Marathon: Are You in Training and can Acupuncture Help?

A half-marathon for many people is an event which pushes their body to the limit; so can acupuncture help keep you in shape?  acupuncture for running

Training Schedule

Sunday 30th September 2018 is the big date in your diary and you are probably (hopefully) already in training for this event.  So you have your training schedule worked out.   In between work, family and other pressures of life, you are valiantly trying to stick to.  You may also have your nutrition covered. Or maybe you are waiting until the last few weeks leading up to the event and after the excesses of the summer are over, to really ramp up the healthy eating.  But even the best laid plans can get derailed by niggling injuries.  These can be really frustrating and your main focus will be how to recover as quickly as possible.  This is where acupuncture can help you.

Acupuncture for Injuries

You can use acupuncture  alongside other therapies, such as osteopathy, physiotherapy and pharmaceuticals, to help heal an injury and get you back on track.  In Chinese Medicine terms acupuncture can help bring Blood and Qi to an area of the body which has been damaged.  Take a look at this brief video, ‘Acupuncture is Athletic Gold!’.  A group of therapists discuss how acupuncture can help athletes with their training and how you can use acupuncture in conjunction with other therapies.  The discussion ranges from proof via MRI scans of the effectiveness of acupuncture, to how it can help with digestion and sleep.  It  also mentions the other tools acupuncturists use, such as cupping, massage and moxibustion.

Heel Pain

If you are suffering with heel pain (plantar fasciitis) read how acupuncture can help you with this common complaint among runners.

Contact Me

So if you are in training for the Ealing Half-Marathon, or for any other event, and you have a niggling injury or you are worried about an old injury reoccurring, please call me for a chat as to how I may be able to help you.


Jackie Graham is a licensed acupuncturist working in her clinic in Ealing W5 and at the Bridge to Health Clinic in  W13.  She is passionate about helping people towards good health.  Visit her website at or call her on 07733274745.

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