I am an avid kiteboarder, snowboarder and have practiced yoga for over 20 years. Needless to say I have plenty of experience treating and suffering from sports injuries. Last spring I tore my ACL (ripping a really nice wave ripped my acl, go figure) and was told I needed full reconstructive surgery. Obviously I wanted to get back on the water as soon as possible. Post surgery I took herbs internally and applied them topically, I had acupuncture treatments twice a week and did rigorous physical therapy. My surgeon was literally stunned at how quickly I recovered. I was back at 100% within four months. I was told it would take easily 6 months or more. Enough can not possibly be said about the curative potential of acupuncture and herbs for athletes. Come in for treatment and get back out there.