Orthopedic and Sports Acupuncture
Orthopedic and Sports Acupuncture in Brooklyn, NYC
What is Sports and Orthopedic Acupuncture?
Healthy organs produce healthy primary substances which in turn create a strong musculoskeletal system. The list of what contributes to healthy primary substances includes exercises, a good diet, good genes, an ability to manage stress, satisfying work, a strong social-emotional support network and a balanced mental, emotional and spiritual life.
Features of Sports and Orthopedic Acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture in Brooklyn, NY
Myofascial Massage Techniques
Importance of TCM theory and integration with Sports Medicine
Lungs in TCM theory
- Rule Qi of the chest
- Rule Qi and control respiration
- Regulate Water Passages
- Govern the skin
- Circulate protective qi
Based on the anatomical location and their aspect of influence, the Lungs play a role in upper back and chest injuries including thoracic outlet syndrome and upper back syndrome which often present with a deficiency of Lung Qi.
Because of the Lungs dual roles of ruling the Qi of the chest and regulating water passages, deficient Lung Qi can lead to edema of the upper body, which can be observed in carpal tunnel syndrome. Lung qi deficiency leads to overall weakness of the body.
Spleen in TCM theory
- Governs transformation and transportation of food into qi and blood
- Directs of ascending movement of qi
- Governs the blood
- Keeps blood within its pathways
- Rules the four limbs
- Corresponds with the soft, fleshy part of muscle tissue
- Impact of Musculoskeletal Health
The Spleen directs the ascending movement of qi. For this reason, Spleen function should be assessed in cases of foot over-pronation, which involves collapse of the medial arch of the foot. Another example is seen in upper crossed syndrome where the kyphotic curve of the thoracic spine is increased, which causes the middle portion of the body to collapse. Clinically, patients with upper crossed syndrome posture will often exhibit signs and symptoms of a Spleen qi pathology.
If the quality of muscle tone and its appearance are less than optimal or if a muscle strain is not healing well, the functioning of the Spleen should be assessed due to its association with muscle tissue.
Liver in TCM theory
Rules the sinews. In TCM, “sinews” not only refers to the tissues that biomedicine knows as tendons but also refers to the quality of ropiness that can be palpated in certain muscle tissue, e.g. the upper trapezius.
Impact on Musculoskeletal Health. Liver Qi moves upwards and outwards, which means that the Liver is responsible for getting qi and blood to the limbs and coordinating all movement and physical activity.
If the Liver bolt fails to moisten sufficiently, tendinopathies, numbness of the limbs, paresthesia and difficulty in bending or stretching may occur. Although the classics never discuss a nervous system as such, we look to the Liver when a patient presents with spasms and contracture and view the Liver as the organ most typically associated with muscular nervous system disorders such as multiple sclerosis, hemiplegia from stroke, tremor, etc. Liver’s responsibility, like the nervous system’s function of motor control, to maintain the evenness and coordination of the body’s movements.
Heart and Pericardium in TCM theory
- Store the Jing
- Govern growth, development and maturation
- Regulate both the fire and water of the body
- Dominate the spine and the residence of the low back
- Rule the bones, joints and ligaments
- Impact on Musculoskeletal health
Joint pain requires assessment of the Kidneys because of their relationship to bone and their influence on the ligaments. The Kidneys govern body fluids, particularly “ye” fluids such as synovial fluids, which lubricate the joints and nourish the ligaments.
With the decline of Kidney energy, normal degenerative changes in the spine occur and predispose the aging athlete to injury.
The Benefits of Orthopedic and Sports Acupuncture in Brooklyn, NY
List of orthopedic and sports acupuncture benefits:
- Faster recovery from injury
- Promotes bone and fracture healing
- Resolves muscle spasms and muscle strains.
- Prevent recurring injuries.
- Treats cramps, strain and contusion
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves range of motion
- Clears obstructions
- Manages bruising and swelling
- Regain flexibility
- Aids in rehabilitation
Orthopedic and Sports Acupuncture in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Acupuncture Sports medicine at Pulse Acupuncture applies therapeutic modalities that are complementary to acupuncture for sports injury. Such modalities include, moxibustion, chinese herbal medicine, TDP lamps, cupping, electro-acupuncture, bleeding cupping, and gua-sha technique.
At the sports acupuncture center, Marina Doktorman will choose a specific treatment protocol, potentially including neuro-acupuncture and point prescription that satisfies the treatment principles and comprehensively addresses the patient and their injury. The information gleaned from the integrated TCM and sports medicine assessment provides many options for treatment and selecting the most effective acupuncture points. The points chosen are complementary and synergistic based on the principles of both TCM and sports medicine.
What conditions can you treat with Acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture in New York?
- Hormonal imbalance
- Frequent urination
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Miscarriage prevention
- Baby health
- Trauma Healing
- Lichen Sclerosis
Prices for Brooklyn
(includes evaluation, cupping, onnetsu therapy, massage):
cream, gua-sha fascial massage, Celluma Red Light Therapy: