Sports Medicine has a long history in China, mainly within the Martial Arts community. Anyone practicing a Martial Art would be treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine, both topical and internal, for the treatment of injury and for enhancing performance. That legacy is alive and well outside of China as professional athletes utilize the benefits of Chinese medicine to maintain their athletic careers. Many olympic athletes, marathon runners, professional baseball and soccer players, take advantage of Chinese medicine to heal injuries, increase muscular function and improve endurance.
Non-professionals can take advantage of this four thousand year old system of medicine as well. Repetitive stress injuries from sports or from sitting in an office chair working on a computer daily, can be treated. Acute injury whether from an active lifestyle or from an accident, chronic pain from an old injury that never healed properly or from over-use can all be treated with Chinese Medicine. Some injuries require a handful of visits in a short time-span, but for sports enhancement, patients may find that regular treatment on a monthly basis will suit their needs.
Common injuries treated with Chinese medicine:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tendonitis / tendonosis
Achillies tendon injury
IT Band syndrome
Low Back Pain and Sciatica
Upper back tightness / chronic pain
Knee pain from various etiologies
Ankle sprain / strain
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Shoulder pain / frozen shoulder
Calf strain and/or contussion
Post-concussion syndrome and/or symptoms
Improvement of athletic performance