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A Clinical Perspective on Human Performance

Sunday, 10/28 at 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The skillful use of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and nutrition provides benefits to athletes at a time when they are searching for any and all means of performance enhancement. What has been learned from this specialized application of Chinese medicine can be applied to anyone seeking optimal performance to achieve their personal goals. This lecture will focus on enhancing human performance beyond the sporting world. Whitfield Reaves will discuss his favorite techniques, formulas, and acupuncture points, used in the athletic community since before the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, where Whit supported American athletes. Included will be the importance of proper zang-fu diagnosis, mental preparation, and postural stability. Attendees will gain new skills and confidence in the care of the athlete and the active patient. The skillful use of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and nutrition provides benefits to athletes at a time when they are searching for any and all means of performance enhancement. What has been learned from this specialized application of Chinese medicine can be applied to anyone seeking optimal performance to achieve their personal goals. This lecture will focus on enhancing human performance beyond the sporting world. Whitfield Reaves will discuss his favorite techniques, formulas, and acupuncture points, used in the athletic community since before the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, where Whit supported American athletes. Included will be the importance of proper zang-fu diagnosis, mental preparation, and postural stability. Attendees will gain new skills and confidence in the care of the athlete and the active patient.

Whitfield Reaves

Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc, is a nationally certified acupuncturist, and has been in clinical practice since 1981. He received his Doctor of Oriental Medicine (OMD) degree in 1983. His thesis, titled "Acupuncture and the treatment of common running injuries", was one of the first-ever English language works integrating traditional Chinese acupuncture with western orthopedic and sports medicine. Whitfield's clinical experience includes medical care for athletes at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, as well as track and field, skiing, cycling, and triathlon events nationally over the last 30 years. In addition, he is the author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain, one of the only texts on sports acupuncture available in the West. Whitfield Reaves has earned a distinguished role in the development of orthopedic and sports medicine in the acupuncture profession in North America and Europe. Highlights of his career include: • Practitioner for international athletes during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games • International lecturer on Acupuncture Sports Medicine • Author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain (Hidden Needle Press, 2009) • Director and founder of The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program www.whitfieldreaves.com

 

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