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Category: Chinese Medicine and Athletes

Super Bowl Fans: 9 NFL Players Who Use Acupuncture

The 2017 Super Bowl has many fans celebrating “their” team winning, exciting plays, crazy new commercials and how much beer can be consumed on one Sunday afternoon. I admit, I don’t really get it, but the one thing about football that I do understand is that it is a very rough sport. And, I know: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 5, 2017

Olympic Medal Winner`s Secret Weapon - Acupuncture

The Summer Olympics are fast approaching! So I wanted to revisit some of the wise athletes who have incorporated acupuncture into their training and recovery. One of my favorites is Bronze medal winner Dee Dee Trotter. A great athlete who brought her acupuncturist to the games with her! This is one of the posts I: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on July 21, 2016

Use Acupuncture To Treat Running Injuries

This is a wonderful post, detailing the benefits of acupuncture specifically for runners. I’m pleased that the author; Amy Chitwood Burslem BA, MAcOM, LAC. has allowed me to repost it here. Thank you Amy, I appreciate it and I’m sure my readers do to! The Chicago Marathon is soon approaching and acupuncture is wonderful for easing the pain: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 14, 2015

Basketball Stars Score With Acupuncture

Numerous famous NBA players have reaped  the benefits of acupuncture treatments. Superstars like  Kobe Bryant, Charles Barkley, Kevin Johnson, Hot Rod Williams, Jeff Hornacek, Steve Nash, Grant Hill, Yao Ming, and, here in Chicago, Bulls player Joakim Noah have all used acupuncture. And, as pointed out by tcm directory with this great photo, college player: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on May 12, 2015

What is Cupping???

Let’s start with a quiz: A. Cupping is an exotic cooking term from Thailand. B. Cupping is men’s attempts to protect their private parts. C. Cupping is an ancient technique that involves using cups on the skin, creating suction to enhance circulation, relieve pain, and provide many other benefits. Correct answer: C (I really hope: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 18, 2015

Acupuncture Is Working For Elite Athletes

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a person who likes to stay active, acupuncture can help you feel great and perform at your best! Every time I read about an elite or international competition, I quickly hear about some athletes who are using acupuncture. Why are athletes turning to Traditional Chinese Medicine? No drugs, few: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 5, 2014

6 Amazing Olympic Athletes Who Use Acupuncture

The Sochi Olympics are underway and with every Olympic Games, I enjoy the opportunity to brag about Chinese Medicine because many of the world’s top athletes are turning to acupuncture and other treatments to keep them in gold medal winning form. 1) This year Canada’s Bronze Medal Winner used Acupuncture to help him come back: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 17, 2014

Canada's Bronze Medal Winner Used Acupuncture To Help Him Win After A Recent Injury

Mark McMorris, a fan favorite, just won the bronze medal in slopestyle at the Sochi games. He was originally one of those favored to win, but two weeks ago he broke a rib in a terrible accident at the X games. The result of the injury was that whenever he flew off a ramp, bump: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 12, 2014

6 Famous Athletes Who Use Acupuncture

1) Kobe Bryant – On January 4th the NBA superstar took to twitter and posted this picture of his leg with acupuncture needles in it. I am not a big fan of Kobe but I am always happy to see Chinese Medicine getting good press.  2) Mickael Pietrus – This famous NBA player received treatment: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 3, 2013

Want To Be Like The World’s Top Men’s Tennis Player? Drink Warm Water

Djokovic May Be Hot But His Drinks Are Warm – Novak Djokovic is the No.1 male tennis player in the world right now, and he follows a strict diet to maintain his health and superiority on the court. Recently, the Wall Street Journal wrote about Djokavic’s new book, in which he explains his diet. He: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 19, 2013
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