Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine services offered in Midtown, New York, NY

If you’ve been injured playing sports and experience pain or poor physical performance as a result, the experts at Erzhena Acupuncture in the Midtown area of Manhattan in New York City, are here for you. Licensed acupuncturist Erzhena Lygdenova DAc, LAc, and her team provide holistic sports medicine treatments that promote natural healing. Schedule an evaluation by phone or online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine involves treating sports injuries and reducing bothersome discomfort. The Erzhena Acupuncture experts use ancient Chinese medicine solutions to ease pain and stimulate your body’s natural healing mechanisms.

The Erzhena Acupuncture team is highly skilled in acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and moxibustion. 

Which conditions can sports medicine treat?

Erzhena Acupuncture offers treatments for the following sports injuries:

  • Bursitis 
  • Neuralgia 
  • Sciatica 
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain 
  • Frozen shoulder 
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow 
  • Knee pain
  • Tendonitis  
  • Carpal tunnel 
  • Headaches
  • Migraines 
  • Sprains 
  • Strains
  • Fractures 
  • Muscle spasms
  • Dislocation 
  • Neuropathies  
  • Entrapment syndromes

Erzhena Acupuncture personalizes each sports medicine solution based on the type of condition or pain you experience and your treatment preferences. 

What are the risk factors for sports injuries?

Risk factors for sports injuries include overtraining, not training properly, and playing contact sports. You might get injured running, cutting, jumping, or colliding with another player. Ways to reduce the risk of sports injuries include getting enough sleep, eating nutritious foods, and participating in sports-specific training. Also, wear protective gear when playing contact sports.

Which sports medicine solutions are best for me?

To determine if you’re a candidate for sports medicine and which treatments are best, the Erzhena Acupuncture providers discuss your symptoms and medical history. They complete an exam and may suggest imaging procedures or other diagnostic tests. They also ask about your treatment preferences and goals.

Which holistic sports medicine treatments are available?

Erzhena Acupuncture offers the following sports medicine options:


Cupping applies gentle suction near injured tissues. Your provider places suction cups on specific areas of your skin to relax tense tissues, release toxins, stimulate blood flow and healing, and minimize pain. 


Acupuncture is a treatment where your provider inserts tiny needles into soft tissues to optimize healing after sports injuries, reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and eliminate discomfort. 


Moxibustion burns an herb called mugwort close to your skin’s surface. It facilitates natural healing, reduces aches and pains, and increases blood flow and oxygenation in affected tissues. 

Gua sha

During gua sha treatment, your specialist uses a flat tool to scrape your skin and promote natural healing after sports injuries. It relaxes muscles and tight connective tissues to minimize ongoing pain. Gua sha also enhances your body’s immune system.

Schedule a sports medicine consultation at Erzhena Acupuncture by phone or online today.