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Acupuncture Treatment for Sports Injuries

Many professional, college and high school athletic teams and athletes are using acupuncture treatment for sports injuries. Sports injuries are injuries that typically occur while participating in organized sports, competitions, training sessions, or organized fitness activities. These injuries may occur for a variety of reasons, including improper training, lack of appropriate footwear or safety equipment. …

Acupuncture for Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)

By Alex A. Kecskes Basketball players, soccer players, and in particular, runners, will often suffer from tibial stress syndrome, commonly referred to as shin splints. The pain of shin splints occurs because the tibia (shinbone) and the connective tissues attached to it become overloaded. This happens when athletes train too hard or for too long, …

Using Massage as an Effective Treatment of Sports Injuries

To the athlete, it is always important to improve performance, and stave off injury while keeping the body strong. Therefore, more and more Complimentary and Alternative Medical (CAM) practices are finding their ways into locker rooms from the Olympics to the NFL. One of the most popular of these CAM techniques is therapeutic massage. More …

Careers for Acupuncturists in Sports Medicine

By Alex A. Kecskes Sports teams, athletic organizations, and sports medicine clinics are on the lookout for acupuncturists and oriental massage practitioners. Many have discovered that keeping the body in balance through massage and acupuncture allows for more efficient and effective training, which is the surest way to improve performance. A wide range of athletes …

Benefits of Sports Massage

By Michelle Fletcher An Athlete’s peak performance may be dependent upon the proper use and application of sports massage. More than a treatment for injuries, sports massage produces overwhelming benefits for athletes physically, physiologically, and psychologically. Sports massage is designed to prepare the athlete for their best performance, reduce fatigue, and relieve muscle swelling and …

Sports Acupuncture Scores Points with Athletes

The sports world was skeptical when New York Knicks shooting guard Allan Houston announced that he was receiving sports acupuncture treatments for an ankle injury (a common sports injury). Then he started playing better, and doubt turned into a mixture of surprise and curiosity. However, according to Matt Callison, a faculty member at Pacific College …

Pacific Sports Massage Clinic Scores with Students

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine massage students got a chance to practice their skills, not only on real patients, but on serious athletes dealing with sport related injury. Eighteen members of the San Diego and Palomar Triathlon Teams received complementary massage sports injury treatment from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s Sports Tui Na class on …

Massage Beneficial for Older Athletes

By Michelle Fletcher, B.A. It seems alternative and mainstream publications alike are praising the benefits of massage therapy. From those overcoming chemotherapy to colicky newborns, millions are reaping the many benefits of this ancient and practiced art form. Professional athletes are among the largest groups who participate in regular massage therapy treatments. Whether a weekend …