.The Tour de France is an amazing sporting event and cause for celebrating human endurance, strength, teamwork. Chris Froome of the UK just won his fourth Tour. I remember a couple of years back in 2014, a lot of buzz about acupuncture and the Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali. Italy's Astana team was supported by a medical team with an acupuncturist, osteopaths, and physical therapists. Read an interview with Belgium based acupuncturist Eddy De Smedt about working with top athletes and the Astana team at the Tour de France, http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=32946
I found a recent article about unified welterweight world champion Keith Thurman who uses acupuncture as part of his training to be a top performing boxer. He attributes acupuncture helping him with deep relaxation and focus. Enjoy the following NBC sports 2 minute video with Keith Thurman receiving acupuncture and his positive responses to acupuncture treatment:
I chose the name hedgehog blog because hedgehogs are cute and they look like they are acupuncture models with their "needles" covering their bodies. I hope these blog posts educate and inform you about Chinese Medicine and Wellness.