Acupuncture Articles

Muscle Motor Points: A Focus on Location

By |July 3rd, 2019|Acupuncture Articles|

This article is an excerpt on Muscle Motor Points from the soon to be released textbook Sports Medicine Acupuncture: An Integrated Approach to Combining Sports Medicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine by Matt Callison, L.Ac. Book publication is coming October 25, 2019. The electrophysiological definition

Assessment & Treatment of the Channel Sinews for Posterior & Medial Knee Pain

By |June 5th, 2019|Acupuncture Articles|

  There are many injuries that affect the Urinary Bladder and Kidney channel sinews (jingjin). Having a detailed understanding of the myofascial anatomy associated with these channels is especially important to the practitioner practicing or studying Sports Medicine Acupuncture®,  or to any practitioner who

Case Study: Correcting Severe Antalgic Posture & Gait

By |April 30th, 2019|Acupuncture Articles|

Purpose of this Antalgic Posture & Gait Study The purpose in sharing this Sports Medicine Acupuncture® case study on correcting severe antalgic posture and gait is threefold: To show you that people with severe debilitating conditions can reclaim back their health and life. To

An Amazing Story of Acupuncture Increasing Shoulder Range of Motion

By |April 2nd, 2019|Acupuncture Articles|

The video for this blog post is of an Extraordinary Vessel treatment protocol using inter-dermal needles to increase shoulder range of motion in an individual that has not had complete range in shoulder abduction for over 24 years. In 1995, Autum Kirgan, L.Ac., was

How Acupuncturists Can Connect with Sports Teams

By |March 4th, 2019|Acupuncture Articles|

As sports research increases, the role of an individual is becoming more and more centralized. With that increase in individual need, from amateur to professional sports, the need for acupuncture is also becoming more and more prevalent. In this article, we‘ll show how acupuncturists

The Huatuojiaji Points & Spinal Degeneration (Spondylosis)

By |December 29th, 2018|Acupuncture Articles|

This blog post is an excerpt from Matt Callison’s soon to be released text book, Sports Medicine Acupuncture: An Integrated Approach Combining Sports Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine due out Spring of 2019!  It was Hua Tuo (110-207 AD), an important physician of the

An Analysis of the Channel Imbalances Associated with Patellofemoral Syndrome

By |December 3rd, 2018|Acupuncture Articles|

In Sports Medicine Acupuncture®, we emphasize an integrated model, incorporating the best from the traditions of Western Orthopedics/Sports Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Maybe we learn about trigger points and then everything we see is through the lens of trigger point referral patterns. Or,

Medial Epicondylitis and the Heart Channel Sinews

By |October 31st, 2018|Acupuncture Articles|

Medial epicondylitis frequently occurs in activities that require repetitive shortening and lengthening (eccentric and concentric) contractions of the wrist flexors, which occur in activities of daily living, as well as in golf and throwing sports. Avid rock climbers, in whom this condition is referred

Acupuncture for Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)

By |September 25th, 2018|Acupuncture Articles|

From professional to recreational sports, running is a common activity in which tibial stress syndrome becomes a primary complaint of lower leg pain. In treating this syndrome for over 15 years from both a western and eastern view, the author felt the importance of performing a study on this frequent injury. The research described below was designed to answer the basic question: Over the duration of the study, did athletes who received acupuncture perceive a decrease in shin splint pain and increase in activity level compared to athletes who received standard treatment?