Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 123–128 | Cite as

Research progress in sports fatigue prevented and treated by acupuncture

  • De-li Sun (孙德利)
  • Yan Zhang (张琰)
  • Da-long Chen (陈大隆)
Literature Review



To analyze the literature on clinical and experimental studies of sports fatigues treated and prevented by acupuncture therapy and understand the current status about acupuncture therapy for eliminating sports fatigue.


By the method to analyze the literature, the literature on treatment of sports fatigue in the recent 20 years was summarized and analyzed.

Results and Conclusion

Acupuncture therapy is able to eliminate free radicals, resist lipid peroxidation, prevent dysfunction of the motor hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis, reduce the creatine kinase content, and lower lactic acid concentration, so as to play an important role in the elimination of sports fatigue and improvement of athletic ability of the body. But, traditional acupuncture therapy will cause minor injury to the human body, it is necessary to popularize the painless acupuncture therapy, and explore the functional mechanism of acupuncture therapy in the treatment and prevention of sport fatigue by multiple channels in the future.

Key Words

Fatigue Acupuncture Therapy Moxibustion Sports Medicine Review 



分析针灸防治运动性疲劳的临床和实验研究文献, 了解针灸消除运动性疲劳的研究现状。


利用文献分析法, 整理了的20 年来治疗为主治疗运动性疲劳的文献, 进行了归纳分析。


针灸可能通过清除自由基、 抗脂质过氧化, 防止运动性下丘脑-垂体-性腺轴功能紊乱, 降低肌酸激酶(CK)含量, 降低乳酸浓度等作用, 对消除运动性疲劳、 改善机体运动能力有重要作用。但因传统的针灸疗法会对机体产生微小损伤, 故今后应注重推广无创痛穴位疗法, 并从多途径多环节探索针灸防治运动性疲劳的作用机制。


疲劳 针刺疗法 灸法 运动医学 综述 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • De-li Sun (孙德利)
    • 1
  • Yan Zhang (张琰)
    • 1
  • Da-long Chen (陈大隆)
    • 1
  1. 1.Longhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese MedicineShanghaiP. R. China

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