HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TO DO?
Well, there are certain injuries that require surgery.
If you have a compound fracture – the bone is
sticking through the skin
- there is no need to call me.
Go to the emergency room.
If you have a torn meniscus, in the front
of the kneecap, you will have to accept orthoscopic surgery.
SPORTS MEDICINE DEVELOPED IN THE EFFORT TO TREAT INJURIES
RESULTING FROM THE PRACTICE AND DEVELOPMENT OF MARTIAL ARTS.
It is very effective in dealing with most sports
actually went into acupuncture in the effort to heal my knee
which was badly injured playing soccer and which gave me
trouble for years. My
son played soccer for the University of San Diego and the
San Diego FLASH and is now playing for the San Diego Sockers.
During his college career he suffered a severe knee
injury with a meniscus torn to
His trainer thought I had lost my mind when I refused
orthoscopic surgery for him.
With acupuncture and herbs his knee is fine.
Hairline fractures respond well to acupuncture and
herbs. Joint dislocations respond well.
My wife fell in Taiwan and dislocated her left ankle.
It was put back in place by a Chinese medicine
practitioner and she walked
out of his office. The
swelling went down and the ankle has been normal ever since.
I have treated several atheletes, including one San
Diego Charger, for subluxated shoulders, an injury common in
joints usually respond immediately.
On a level below these injuries
are the blood vessel ruptures of deep bruises, nerve damage,
bursitis, sprains and strains, bone spurs, and arthritis
caused by injuries. Acupuncture
is also effective with ligaments, which connect bone to bone
and with pulled muscles or myofascial dysfunction.
Oriental medicine can restore the circulation of
blood to the affected part and prevent the stagnation of
SUPPLEMENTS, AND HERBS
you are participating in sports activity on a regular basis,
avoid diet fads, carbohydrate loading, fast food, and
pre-packaged glop masquerading as food.
The only exception I make to this is premium protein
whey powders. What
you are going to get with the others is an overload of sugar
and fat, when what you need is protein and amino acids.
The carbohydrates will give you energy as long as you
don’t play games like carbohydrate loading – trying to
trick your muscles into storing glycogen.
That resulted in abnormal heartbeat, swollen and
painful muscles because glycogen attracts and holds water,
and weight gain. It
is no longer recommended by reputable trainers.
Protein, we think, is easy.
Lots of meat and milk.
If you are doing this and wonder why you are always
stuffed up and can’t breathe, you probably have a
sensitivity to milk. Cut
out the milk and see if it helps.
(calcium, magnesium, boron)
ancient Chinese remedy made from a rare and scarce
used as a general tonic for people
after illness or overexertion.
plasters: various types.
this is a compound formula for trauma injuries.
It includes Radix notoginseng, Rhizoma drynariae,
martial arts liniment for sore muscles, fractures.
have welcomed back John Figg.
John brings twelve years of experience as a Holistic
Health Practitioner at such places as the Golden Door Spa at
Sea on the QE2. He
joined the clinic in 1989 and has now returned.
He is gifted in the healing arts and includes
shiatsu, tui-na, Swedish massage, and Sports Massage in his
Tui-na is a Chinese healing
art, literally “pull and release,” which is beneficial
for muscles stressed in sports activities.
Athletes and sports enthusiasts need special
attention to paired muscles used in strenuous physical
Massage combines the Chinese technique of Shiatsu (finger
pressure) and Swedish massage to balance vital energies
while relaxing muscles and stimulating the