A holistic approach to your personal best: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and sports injuries

Athletes—even those who play purely for fun—usually work with some sort of coach, captain, or instructor, relying on their medical doctor when they have an injury. Western treatments for sports injuries often focus on using painkillers, ice, and physiotherapy to heal. While these methods are effective in some cases, adding a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner to your “team” can boost your performance, increase your overall health, and help you bounce back from injuries with a holistic approach.


Traditional Chinese medicine and pain management

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the umbrella term used for mind and body practices like acupuncture and tai chi, and the use of herbal products, to address a variety of health-related issues.