Long before I chose a career as an acupuncturist, I was an athlete. Such a position gives me a unique perspective on pain, injuries and health. This blog is a platform to share that perspective—not for the sake of being alternative–but in order to explore the ways in which this ancient medicine is most valuable as a modern modality, and to add to the dialogue of the emerging field of sports medicine acupuncture.
Only by having an intelligent, evidence-based dialogue can acupuncture hope to no longer be marginalized as an alternative to Western medicine but be valued in its own right. This conversation is an important one, and these are the articles that I find worth writing and (hopefully) you will find worth reading.
Lateral Hip Instability and What To Do About It. Are you dealing with plantar fasciitis? ITB syndrome, shin splints, Achilles pain? Patellofemoral syndrome or low back pain? Chances are, your [...]
A Chinese Medicine Perspective On The Ice Debate. At some point, the notion that ice facilitates the healing process became conventional wisdom. Ice is somewhat of a gold standard in athletic [...]
Tending To Your Tendons: Part 2 Tendon injuries are debilitating yet common for endurance athletes. As I covered in my last post, they are often managed poorly. Whether your injury is [...]
Tending To Your Tendons: Part 1 Climber’s elbow. Achilles pain. Rotator cuff tear. Most athletes have experienced tendon pain at some point in their careers. In fact, tendon pain is one [...]