Can Illness and Injury Be Blessings for a Runner?

by Will Wan, L.Ac., MSOM, Dipl.O.M. (NCCAOM) Today, I went for my first trail run after a two-week involuntary hiatus. The first week off was due to a foot injury that left me only able to bear weight on my heel. The second week off was due to an upper respiratory issue that had meContinue reading “Can Illness and Injury Be Blessings for a Runner?”

What is Elite Sports Acupuncture Therapy©?

When an athlete performs at an optimal level, how does the athlete move so fluidly and their performance so effortless? When an athlete is “In the Zone” there is access to incredible strength, endurance, perseverance, focus, and will. You become in sync with yourself through your neurological intelligence, your breath, and your mind. You haveContinue reading “What is Elite Sports Acupuncture Therapy©?”

Article Reflecting the Efficacy of Acupuncture for the Treatment of Sports Injuries

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7664377/ Use of Acupuncture for the Treatment of Sports-Related Injuries in Athletes: A Systemic Review of Case Reports by Ji-Won Lee, Jun-wan Lee and Song-Yi Kim. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Nov; 17(21): 8226.  Published online 2020 Nov 6. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17218226

Ultra Marathon Running Meets Chinese Medicine©

by Will Wan, L.Ac., MSOM, Dipl.O.M. (NCCAOM) Human beings evolve to run. In toddlerhood, we mastered walking on our own. In our youth, we started to run while playing and engaging in sports. As adults, running fosters our physical, mental and emotional, and spiritual well-being. The ultra-marathon runner, or ultra-runner, is a different type ofContinue reading “Ultra Marathon Running Meets Chinese Medicine©”

Hello! My Name is Will Wan

I love to move the body… in running, in telemark skiing, in Tai chi, in yoga, in hiking, in swimming, in the mountains and oceans, and in snow and rain. Without movement, there is stagnation. Too much stagnation creates imbalances. Similar to how a pond can develop pond scum when the water stays still forContinue reading “Hello! My Name is Will Wan”