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Posted on July 24, 2016

Three New Teas for Athletic Conditioning

Three New Teas for Athletic Conditioning

Should herbal teas be considered an important part of an athlete’s overall training regimen? Our answer is a resounding, YES! Athletes put their bodies through a lot of stress. Recovery from the daily cellular breakdown of muscle fibers and connective tissue can very easily result in energy blockages and training impediments. Athletes must be careful […]

Posted on March 30, 2016

San Huang San (“Herbal Ice”) vs. Ice: Why Ice is Not So Nice for Sports Related Injury

I feel confident in assuming that we all have had ice applied to an acute injury; whether it be sprain, strain, fracture, or contusion. The application of ice to an injury began in the 70’s by Dr. Gabe Mirkins implementation of a standardized treatment for sports related injuries known as R.I.C.E. In his best-selling novel […]

Posted on February 26, 2016

Chinese Herbal Sports Medicine

by Lev G Fedyniak(more info) imported from Positive Health Online listed in bodywork, originally published in issue 136 – June 2007 Say ‘Chinese Medicine’ and, more likely than not, the first thing that comes to your mind is acupuncture. Though acupuncture is a vital and integral part of Chinese Medicine, it is only one of several sub-modalities that comprises this […]

Posted on January 12, 2016

Rapid Skill Development, Rapid Injury Management

We all want to maximize the value of our time. In my years of training and travel around the world, only one time have I had to put training on hold because of injury. With limited time and a busy schedule, it is crucial to effectively manage pain and bodily damage, so we don’t deter progress […]

Posted on December 3, 2015

Using Chinese Martial Arts Herbal Trauma Formulas (Part 1)

Part 1- Introduction and Categories of Herbal Medicines **Most of the following content is provided by David Bock C.Ac. Dipl.Ac. Dipl.CH, a teacher of Wadokai Aikido (under Roy Suenaka Sensei), a Wisconsin Certified Acupuncturist, NCCAOM National Board Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.** Editor’s Note: In this series of articles the author discusses Chinese Herbal remedies useful […]