Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries

Exercise Prescription for the Acupuncturist — Elevated Ilium and Medial Knee Pain: A Channel Sinew Perspective

By |December 2nd, 2020|Corrective Exercises/Intradermal Needles, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

Figure 1. The practitioner places both hands over the highest point of each ilium and observes the relative hand placement to determine if there is an elevated ilium. Rehabilitative exercise is a comprehensive science based on a

What Is Sports Acupuncture?

By |November 3rd, 2020|Business & Practice, Featured, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

  Sports acupuncture is a non-defined general term used by many practitioners who apply acupuncture to treat activity or sports-related injuries. The principle behind this term is based solely on the practitioner’s own experience in either “sports” or “acupuncture.” Currently, there is no regulatory

Meralgia Paresthetica: Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment

By |September 3rd, 2020|Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

Figure 1. Paresthesia from meralgia paresthetica is located in the anterior-lateral and lateral thigh regions. Meralgia Paresthetica is a common clinical condition that an orthopedic or sports acupuncturist will encounter in their practice. It is a soft-tissue

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow

By |February 26th, 2020|Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

This blog post is an evolution of the October 2019 blog post entitled “Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.” Be sure to scroll down to the video showing the anatomy and acupuncture needle technique for opening the myofascial cubital tunnel.   Figure 1. Ulnar nerve entrapment

Sports Medicine Acupuncture for Knee Pain

By |November 30th, 2019|Case Studies, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

Do you suffer from chronic pain, recurring injuries, or an old injury that just doesn’t seem to heal? Or, maybe you have a chronically sore neck or lower back pain from spending all day in front of a computer before a long drive home.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

By |October 2nd, 2019|Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

This blog post is an excerpt from the newly released textbook by Matt Callison—“Sports Medicine Acupuncture: An Integrated Approach Combining Sports Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine." Go to smatextbook.com for more details. Figure 1. The cubital tunnel, just distal to SI 8, is

My Journey to the NFL

By |August 30th, 2019|Business & Practice, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

I graduated with a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2009. Because of my personal athletic career, I had no desire to treat athletes with acupuncture, I wanted to envelop myself with something, anything other than sports and athletics. I tried being a

Acupuncture for Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)

By |September 25th, 2018|Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

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?

Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Lateral Epicondylitis

By |August 30th, 2018|Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

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

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