Tag Archives: sports medicine

Acupuncture and TCM for Sprains and Strains

We’ve all heard of and maybe even experienced a sprain or a strain. But do you really know the difference? A sprain is defined as a stretch or tear of a ligament. A strain, on the other hand, is defined as an injury to a muscle or tendon. Sprains can result from a fall, a sudden twist or a

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Common sports shoulder injury. Simple solution!

A common shoulder injury that I see with rugby players, water polo goalies, MLB baseball pitchers  and yogis is pain in the shoulder that can present as deltoid pain.   The deltoid is not the problem.

ACUTE TRAUMA OR OVERUSE CAN CAUSE THIS TYPE OF SHOULDER PAIN

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Jenny Nieters named event acupuncturist for Rugby World Cup in SF

I am so excited to provide rugby players with acupuncture therapy at the  Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 at AT&T Park in San Francisco.  I will provide sports acupuncture therapy for the all teams at the hotel the week before the tournament and at the stadium during the tournament. Get your tickets soon.  I promise it will … Continue reading

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Calling all acupuncturists! Incredible learning opportunity.

This weekend in the San Francisco Bay area, I had the incredible opportunity to assist my mentor during the first weekend of his Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship program. Acupuncturists came from as far as Toronto and as close as San Francisco. It was a small very focused group. We covered a lot of ground in three days of training with

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Athletic Performance Enhancement Acupuncture

Here is a great article by my mentor, Whitfield Reaves, about acupuncture treatments to enhance athletic performance for lower extremity athletes (ie. runners) and upper extremity athletes (ie. baseball pitchers, swimmers etc.)

There are different treatment protocols for training and game day.  This article explains how to use acupuncture to maximize your sports performance.  This information was originally published

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