We know that athletes stretch themselves to the absolute limit, this is what makes them athletes. At some point in their career they will sustain injuries. Athletes reflect diligence,courage, strength, gracefulness, stamina, agility, focus, discipline,and endurance. Endurance is not in their body but in their mind. It is perception that shapes their ability to endure. Perception or mindfulness is what has been poorly addressed in the past. Today the mindset has become what matters for a complete and timely recovery from injuries. Acupuncture is not only effective in reducing swelling and inflammation, eliminating pain, enhancing soft tissue healing, improving range of motion, increasing joint mobility, BUT also very effective in rehabbing the mind. Acupuncture helps redirect energies/emotional intelligence when the mindset has also been injured by calming the sympathetic system. Athletes can sometimes have a difficult time going within and acupuncture gives them the platform to go in. Acupuncture quiets their body’s constant fight or flight mode, thus helping them tap into mindfulness. Calmness, confidence, focus, trust, grit, control, optimism, speedy recovery, optimal performance is then achieved.