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.
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
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
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
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
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
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