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Did you know that big league athletes are treated with acupuncture?
In November, The New York Times profiled acupuncturist Lisa Ripi, who, during football season, travels around the country to treat 40 players from the Jets, Giants, Steelers, Bengals and Dolphins. The football players find that the acupuncture reduces their soreness, pain, and bruising.
Other sports? Superstar Charles Barkley started receiving acupuncture in the early 90‘s after he developed a very sore neck and he has been a believer ever since. The same acupuncturist who treated Barkley, Guoliang Cao, L.Ac., has treated many famous Suns players including Kevin Johnson, Hot Rod Williams, Jeff Hornacek, Steve Nash and Grant Hill. *Read the entire post here.
Facing Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen is the current media obsession. While his behavior, his “goddesses,” and his traveling circus have been analyzed endlessly, I think I might be able to offer a fresh point of view on the “Warlock.” How? Through Chinese Physiognomy, more commonly known as Face Reading. Face Reading has a 3,000 year old history and has been used by practitioners of Chinese Medicine to diagnose their patients’ imbalances. Today, I’m going to apply the technique to Charlie just for fun. I think that you may also learn more about yourself and others. *Read more about Charlie Sheen here
Western researchers have become increasingly interested in figuring our how acupuncture works to relieve pain. Whenever diverse points of view, such as Eastern and Western medicine, can find common ground, patients benefit. Here are several of the more intriguing studies and their findings. *Read more here.