Yes, it seems a bit strange doesn't it? Stick a needle here, here, here and here - and you will be able to run better??
Most of our ancient simian instincts would tell us, "HEEELLLLLLLLLLLL no!"
However, allow me to convince you to just consider an option - just yet, another option in your toolbox of treatment options for you to choose from if you happen have a couple of creaks, bumps, sprains or noisy joints that you'd like to investigate (hopefully with the help of your friendly neighbourhood acupunk!) in order to get you back on your feet and running (or swimming, cycling, gym-ing, monkey bar climbing, etc) again. I can testify that it works - not simply because I do the acupuncturing on people but really because, I too, have been a patient of acupuncture myself and I am thankful that I have this modality of treatment to fall back on if, (the gods forbid) I should sprain my ankle yet again!
For most acugeeks, you'd probably understand the nuances of the statement.
For those of you doing the Colbert eyebrow raise at me (you know the one), let me explain.
Springtime is usually associated with Wind (and the organ Liver, the colour Green, the element of Wood and the direction, East). It is a time of blossoming after a sleepy winter and the time when the woody stems of trees and plants start bursting forth with vigour and life as it is the start of a new year.
And I may start digressing into a long post about the season of spring and all that it entails but spring is a busy time for most of us and I don't want to bog you down with too many academic details for now. There is too much sunshine happening out there and we want to be out there soaking it in! But if you're really dying to know more, this link (to acufinder.com) is a great place to do some reading on springtime TCM associations!