We know David Beckham likes to hit the gym hard – he even created his own workout with HIIT gym F45 this year – but his hardcore workouts mean recovery is equally important.
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The father-of-four has revealed he undergoes acupuncture sessions to help him recover from his intense sweat sessions, sharing a photo of himself covered in acupuncture needles, captioned: "The one thing that repairs me after a hard week of working out. Acupuncture."
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David shouted out his practitioner, James Davies, who also works with GB News star Eamonn Holmes, calling him "the man."
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David always takes his exercise recovery seriously – his wife Victoria Beckham has previously shared photos of him stretching in the gym.
Meghan Markle is another celebrity fan of acupuncture, telling The Chalkboard: "I have been a longtime believer in acupuncture. I used to have debilitating migraines (hospitalised for them), and acupuncture and Eastern medicine absolutely changed my life."
David Beckham shared a snap from his acupuncture session
Meghan reportedly had regular acupuncture sessions prior to the birth of her son with Prince Harry, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. It's reported that she used celebrity acupuncturist Ross Barr to carry out the treatment.
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The NHS website explains acupuncture as: "Stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles.
David Beckham shared this painful-looking photo of his acupuncture procedure
"This results in the body producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins. It's likely that these naturally released substances are responsible for the beneficial effects experienced with acupuncture."
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