Acupuncture, and the full scope of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that an acupuncturist utilizes, is a full system of medicine that views the individual as a holistic unit. Because of this, we treat the whole athlete and are able to more effectively help the recovery process and prevent injuries in the first place compared to many single modalities.
Reading pretty much anything health-related these days may make you believe that all inflammation is evil and should be avoided at all costs. But, like
The vast majority of us have had or will have low back pain at some point in our lives. If you’re active, or sit for long periods of time, you are more likely to experience discomfort. In fact, low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide AND the #1 reason for missed work in America!
May is Arthritis Awareness Month in the US, so it seems like the perfect time to dive into a topic that I get asked about a lot. More specifically, I usually don’t even get asked a question, but instead get some version of a statement such as: “I have a lot of knee pain, but I’ve had x-rays and they’ve confirmed that I have arthritis, so there’s really nothing that can be done unless I have surgery…”
My wife and I welcomed our first daughter to the world during my 2nd semester of acupuncture school. Not the greatest timing given how much