Our Sports Acupuncture Program
Sports Medicine Acupuncture®️
Sports Medicine Acupuncture (SMA) incorporates principles and techniques from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Sports Medicine to assess and treat the patient’s injury from a true integrated perspective.
SMA uses functional anatomy, range of motion testing, orthopedic examinations, manual muscle testing and palpation to identify the injured tissues. Postural and concomitant muscle imbalances are assessed through static and functional movements which guide the practitioner to understand how and why the injury occurred. This assessment is integrated into the TCM channel systems (jing luo, jing jin) to diagnose and treat the excess (shi) and deficient (xu) conditions involving the channels and the injured tissue. SMA emphasizes the importance of determining an accurate organ (zang fu) differential diagnosis to ensure an individualized treatment plan for the patient and their injury.
Sports Medicine Acupuncture is strongly rooted in TCM and respects its simplicity and complexity. Integrating Western Sports Medicine with the genius of Traditional Chinese Medicine is a continuous and life-long endeavor.
Sports Medicine Acupuncture is a registered trademark on the United States principal register. Use of the Sports Medicine Acupuncture license is granted by AcuSport Education after all of our sports acupuncture program requirements have been completed and is exclusive to SMA Licensed Practitioners who have graduated from the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification program.
AcuSport Education is a subsidiary company of AcuSport Seminar Series, Inc. We are a sports medicine acupuncture education company devoted to raising educational standards of licensed acupuncturists in the integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Sports Medicine. We are committed to training licensed acupuncturists around the globe to accurately assess and treat sport, orthopedic and work-related injuries. Our goal is for graduates of our sports acupuncture program — the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Program — to successfully manage the patient and their injury from the initial assessment, through treatment and rehabilitation and onto injury prevention.