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 Han dynasty, who insightfully recognized the relationship between the spine, the
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, maybe we learn how to assess for muscle imbalances and then
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 to as climber’s elbow, are also susceptible to developing medial epicondylitis.
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?
This Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Lateral Epicondylitis blog is a modified excerpt from the soon to be released Sports Medicine Acupuncture: An Integrated Approach Combining Sports Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine by Matt Callison. Figure 1. Lateral epicondylitis is marked by pronounced tenderness at the tendinous attachment on the lateral epicondyle. Lateral epicondylitis
Figure A. UB 26 and UB27 are located in very close proximity to the sacroiliac joint. The PSIS covers approximately the upper half of the sacroiliac joint. Sacroiliac joint pain (SIJ) is a common injury, which the patient will often seek help from an acupuncturist. This brief article will present a basic Sports
Neck and rhomboid pain is a frequent patient complaint. A common cause of this pain is entrapment of the dorsal scapular nerve. Clinical symptoms include muscle weakness and pain in the muscles it innervates: the levator scapula and rhomboids. Fig 1: Pain in the levator scapula and rhomboids due to entrapment of the dorsal
Many people who suffer chronic pain or ongoing injuries struggle to find a long-term solution. Sports Medicine Acupuncture is a revolutionary method of treatment that incorporates principals from both Western Sports Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine into a truly integrated system. It can succeed where other forms of treatment have failed. While a single treatment
This blog entry is an excerpt from the author’s soon to be released book, Sports Medicine Acupuncture, that discusses the kidneys influence on ligaments. Typically, TCM theory places ligaments (and tendons) within the category known as jin or “sinews”. Additionally, TCM theory states that the Liver “rules the sinews”. However, it is
The Extra Point Yaoyan The image on the left shows palpation of the extra point yaoyan (M-BW-24). This point is 3.5 cun lateral to the lower border of L4. While there are anatomical variations from person to person, generally the top of the iliac crest is relatively level with L4. This means that 3.5 cun