For you basketball fans, the Phoenix Suns forward Grant Hill loves his acupuncture! The 42-year-old Hill, who retired from NBA ball two years ago, frequently sees his acupuncturist to treat his injury-prone ankles, muscle contusions, low energy and even allergies. "I can't explain or understand it all," Hill said in a 2010 article called "Hurting? If a Few Needles Can Help Hill, They Can Help Me" on the NBA's website. "But I'm going to keep doing it, even after my playing career. I want to be able to keep on being active, playing with my kids and someday grandkids."
And for baseball fans, there's this 2010 article from the NJ Star-Ledger: "Yankees Starter A.J. Burnett Credits Acupuncture With Helping Him Stay Healthy." Author Marc Carig writes, "In the past year-and-a-half, [Burnett] has begun a transformation from one of baseball’s most injury-plagued players into one of its most reliable, a drastic change he attributes to his use of acupuncture." The article quotes Yankees general manager Brian Cashman as saying, "[Acupuncture is] something that’s part of his routine, his structure, his discipline ... It’s vital to him and his mind. Therefore it’s vital to us.”
Both Grant Hill and A.J. Burnett have experienced the profound benefits of acupuncture for enhancing sports performance. See "Ergogenic Effect of Acupuncture in Sport and Exercise" on the U.S. National Library of Medicine website for details.