Category Atheltic health

Climbing mountains with Tai Chi

When I was traveling for 6 months after graduate school, I had nothing but the pack on my back, and a sense of adventure. I was out of my normal mode of activities and training. However, no matter where I was, I had a consistent 3-5 days of tai chi practice per week, anywhere from […]

Aches and Pains, Oh My!

  The weather has changed, and maybe you’ve found yourself experiencing an increase in pesky aches and pains in your joints. It may be easy to pass this off as arthritis, which has unfortunately become somewhat of an expectation as we age. The solution to this phenomena is not always an NSAID. You guessed it, […]

Functional Body, Functional You

Try this out: Sit down on the floor. Now, get back on your feet without using your hands in any way (even bracing yourself on your knee). Can’t do it? Okay, starting from a standing position again, get down to sitting on the floor without using your hands. Impossible? These movements are simple mobility exercises […]

Pain Management with Chinese Herbal Medicine

Luckily the FDA, CDC, and many primary care physicians are recognizing the benefit of referring patients for acupuncture to treat acute and chronic pain. Since the discussion began in earnest in 2015 to reassess our current conventional practices in treating pain in the United States, acupuncture, mindfulness based meditation practices, chiropractic care, and specific movement […]

The Joy of Cupping And The 2016 Olympics

I am overjoyed to see the mainstream media buzzing with discussions about cupping therapy and the telltale marks sported by many of the 2016 Olympic athletes. These marks are called ‘sha’ in East Asian medicine. They are not actually bruises as many would like to call them, but I’ll explain that in a moment. This […]

Home care for healthy connective tissue

Athletes, weekend warriors and those of us who engage in less physical activity all can suffer from aches and pains related to our muscles, tendons and ligaments. Many of our daily activities encourage our muscles to tighten, like sitting at a computer, carrying heavy objects, or standing in place for long periods of time. Treatment […]