Sport Medicine and Oriental Medicine

Written by arnokroner on . Posted in acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, race, recovery, running, ultra distance, wellness

Swimming great Michael Phelps, NFL Pro Bowler Tony Richards, Tour de France Winner Vincenzo Nibali, and 18-time NBA All-star Kobe Bryant are just a few of the elite athletes who receive regular acupuncture, cupping and/or tuina treatments.

How can you benefit from the same level of support at your own level of fitness? Through acupuncture’s ability to:

    • Reduce inflammation, increase circulation and relax tense muscles.
    • Speed up healing of sprains, strains and soft tissue injuries such as bruises and tendonitis.
    • Naturally boost energy levels.

What about cupping and sports?

US Swimmer Michael Phelps made the headlines with cupping marks during the 2016 Olympics. Cupping involves placing a glass or plastic cup in problem areas and creating a vacuum inside the cup – suction is created on the skin surface. Stationary or massage cupping is a top modality to:

    • Remove toxins and alleviate inflammation.
    • Ease stiff  muscles, particularly when using massage cupping.
    • Promote the healing of any injury or pain, from sports or other causes.
    • Alleviate respiratory congestion.

Ask us if cupping could benefit you!

Herbs & Sports

In 1993 when the Chinese women’s track and field team broke multiple world records, the world found out that all the members consumed a special drink made from Cordyceps sinensis. The modern practice of herbal medicine, diet and supplementation can contribute to:

    • Enhanced performance in sports and daily life.
    • Faster healing and recovery for injuries such as broken bones, sprains and strains.
    • Less fatigue from strenuous workouts or over training.

Ask during your consultation how herbs and supplements can support your active lifestyle and contribute to a balanced training regimen in any sport or activity.

NFEC 50 + 2013 in Review

Written by arnokroner on . Posted in running, ultra distance

2013 ended pretty nicely with The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 mile run in Marin, north of San Francisco. With the UTMB in particular (and 100s of miles of mountain running) 2013 has been a great running year for me. The TNF50 was a good cherry on the cake since it was a beautiful cold day in the Marin Headlands and I also got a PR on that course (by 1 hour and 25 minutes no less!)

I first ran the course in 2011 and it was my first ultramarathon. It was fantastic and although I was a little slow (and I was hurting at the end quite a bit!) I pledged to come back. I went back in 2012 and the weather was so awful that they shortened the course to 46 miles (I did 9 hours and 58 minutes and I was very happy with that). I got so wet that sometimes by the ocean it seemed someone was throwing buckets of water at me! This year the weather was very cold but dry and sunny and, with the right equipment it was a great pleasure!

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