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Anatomical Perspectives: Acupuncture Treatment of Low Back Pain

 Using the Gluteus Medius, the Quadratus Lumborum, and the Sacral-Iliac Joint in the Treatment of Low Back and Hip Pain By Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc This article was originally published in the Winter 2023 edition of the AIM Newspaper. Read the full paper for free. Introduction After years of experience, I have come to understand …

Namrata Chansarkar, Pacific College-SD Alum, Interviewed by SDVoyager

August 24, 2021 SDVoyager, which features entrepreneurs, artists, and freelancers local to San Diego, recently interviewed Dr. Namrata Chansarkar, DACM, about how she got her start in the field of acupuncture. Chansarkar graduated from Pacific College’s San Diego campus with her master’s and doctorate in acupuncture and went on to found the Matru Sparsh Acupuncture …

Athletes in the Games and Traditional Chinese Medicine

As the 2016 Summer Olympics approach, the world’s most talented athletes are preparing mentally and physically for arguably the most strenuous experience of their lives. Their efforts include standard athletic prep work and carefully-planned diets, along with stretching and weight room regimens designed to enhance both strength and range of motion. Increasingly, however, Olympians are …

The Summer 2012 Olympics Bring Acupuncture to the Forefront

As the world watches the Summer 2012 Olympics with bated breath, Chinese medicine has stepped into the spotlight. Each athlete has a regime that allows him or her to best perform, and sometimes it extends beyond the typical physical training. Many professional athletes employ an acupuncturist to keep in top shape. To maintain peak performance, …

From the Needle to the Field: A Look at Acupuncture for Sports

Among the many paths and specialties a Chinese medicine student can focus his or her career on, an increasingly popular area of interest is in acupuncture for sports medicine. Some students go on to become acupuncturists specializing in orthopedics, where they treat patients, often athletes, with ailments specific to the muscle and bone. Many students …