Sport Medicine & Oriental Medicine

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 & 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 overtraining.

Ask during your consultation about 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

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!

in the news

Hospital Emergency Room Using Acupuncture To Treat Pain, Nausea


Minnesota hospitals are blazing a trail when it comes to integrative medicine. Only two hospitals in the nation offer acupuncture in the emergency room. KARE 11's Ivory Hecker takes us inside one of them in Shakopee.

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herb of the day

Yin Yang Huo / Epimedium


Yang Tonic - Tonifies Kidneys and fortifies the Yang, dispels wind-cold dampness and warms and unblocks the flow of Yang Qi.

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upcoming events

  • 03/08/2020LA Marathon
  • 05/02/2020Miwok 100
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quote of the day

“We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky.” ― Walter Mosley, Blue Light

clinic location

Lotus Integrative Medicine
2222 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 105
Santa Monica CA 90404
310-464-2851

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