Charles “Boston Strong” Rosa UFC Athlete

Written by: DrTonyWillcox | Oct 18, 2019

Acupuncture and Pain Management? think Acupuncture Zen.

Charles “Boston Strong” Rosa thinks outside the conventional box and is a talented combatant in the UFC Featherweight Division, currently 11-3-0. With his eleven wins, he aims to improve to his 12th tonight at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts and can be viewed on ESPN6. “Boston Strong” as he is affectionately known has the “Heart of a Lion”. Charles has had a great start to his career in the UFC with four fight-of-the-night’s.

ZEN Zone

Charles Rosa been a big supporter of Dr. Tony Willcox and his Acupuncture Zen treatment. Whether its sports recovery, injury prevention, improving performance or getting in the ZEN Zone as Dr. Tony calls it. Acupuncture has its effects according to Charles. “Getting that piece of mind, that meditative state that is ever so important for all of us, comes so easy at the clinic of Acupuncture Zen in Delray Beach“.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

But, how about pain that is a constant result of a warrior in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)? These athletes are primed for combat and as a result, injuries are common. These athletes use many standard conventional approaches that include the benefits of western medicine, chiropractic and physical therapy. However, UFC fighters and the public alike are getting tuned into Acupuncture Zen in Delray Beach.


Acupuncture and its benefits of pain management or pain modulation can be used to help both acute and chronic pain. For acute pain, acupuncture increases blood flow by opening up the blocked channels, or meridians, and increase energy flow in the body to speed up the healing process. Acupuncture can also lessen recovery time by reducing soreness and swelling.

Chronic Pain

For chronic pain, acupuncture and pain management mechanisms act on the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, stimulating the chemicals associated with those parts of the brain to reduce systemic pain as well as improve systemic and micro circulation. Acupuncture influences neurochemicals to produces the “feel good” neurotransmitters, such as endorphins and serotonin, which decrease sensitivity to pain. Acupuncture facilitates a cascade of opioids that boost the natural morphine like substances. This chemical releases is evident when a comprehensive treatment at Acupuncture Zen has the patient walking out of treatment and feeling on a natural high. This is a result common with patients having decreased symptoms that the patient walked in with.


From a traditional Chinese medicine viewpoint, pain happens when there is an obstruction of Qi. Regulating this Qi from a trained practitioner in Acupuncture can give extraordinary results. In order to perform daily activities, whether it’s fighting in the octagon at the UFC or dealing with your daily activities, Acupuncture can help. Acupuncture protects one against the normal wear and tear that happens to your mental and physical health. Qi a concept in Chinese medicine theory, flows throughout the body through pathways called meridians that are connected to major organs in the body. The thin acupuncture needles stimulate the Qi, allowing it to flow freely throughout the pathways to previously blocked areas to produce an overall wellness in your spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health.

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