Sports Edge Acupuncture

Sharing information about Chinese medicine and qigong. We offer the lastest in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Nutrition, Massage and Qigong Therapy to restore and promote health, strength and vitality naturally.

We don't just treat symptoms, but the root cause of health problems. We specialize in treating allergies, anxiety, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, gynecology, headaches, hypertension, infertility, insomnia, low back pain, neck and shoulder pain stress, sports injuries, weight loss, and women's health problems.

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The science of forgiveness: “When you don’t forgive you release all the chemicals of the stress... Researchers are studying how we can let go of our grievances and live a healthier life. Here's how it works


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Pain in the neck? Load up on Cherries!

Chinese medicine pays attention to the color, flavor, and thermal properties of foods, as well as how the foods are cooked or prepared. These factors determine how foods can be used as medicine to influence the physiological functions of the body's organ systems, including the cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, skeletal, and endocrine systems.

Cherries, for example, are red, have a sweet and tart flavor, and are thermally warming. So, based on Chinese nutrition theory, Cherries are relatively warming, good for the heart and spleen/pancreas, promote circulation, and nourish blood.

According to Washington Post Reporter Lena Sun, eating a bunch of tart cherries also cured her neck pain. After doing some research she found out that "cherries are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that help relieve inflammation, pain and damage to cells, organs and blood vessels. That's probably why nearly 100 professional and collegiate sports teams in the United States have their athletes drinking the stuff, according to sports medicine experts."

Now that cherries are in season, this may be a great time to eat some! 05/20/2015

How Important Is It To Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them? Though sometimes you just can't wait to rip the tags off that new shirt and wear it out for the world to see, you also may've had that moment of, "I should probably wash this before I wear it... oh...


A balanced, varied diet can help ease the pain of arthritis by providing vitamins and minerals that keep your joints healthy. Avoiding "damp" foods, such as dairy products and greasy or spicy fare, also helps joints.

Here are some healthy and delicious choices to include in your diet:

Ginger - Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory. A fresh ginger tea can be made by combining a half teaspoon of grated ginger with 8 ounces of boiling water. Cover and steep for 10 to 15 minutes, then strain and add honey to taste.

Fresh Pineapple - Bromelain, an enzyme in pineapple, reduces inflammation. Be sure the pineapple is fresh, not canned or frozen.

Cherries - Recent research has shown that tart cherries are an excellent source of nutrients that may help to reduce joint pain and inflammation related to arthritis.

Fish - Cold-water fish, such as salmon and mackerel, contain omega-3 fatty acids, which help keep joints healthy as well as reduce pain and swelling.

Turmeric - A natural anti-inflammatory, it can be used in many food preparations including soups, sauces and salad dressings.


A new study showed patients with scoliosis were able to reduce their C-shaped spinal curvature doing side planks.

According to Loren Fisman, MD, assistant clinical professor, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, the study required patients to hold a side plank for about 90 seconds six days a week on the weaker side of their spines.

After six months, their spinal curvature was reduced by an average of 32 percent in people with an average age of 55. Of course, you don't have to have scoliosis to benefit from doing side planks. They're a simple exercise to develop core strength.


A new study showed patients with scoliosis were able to reduce their C-shaped spinal curvature doing side planks.

According to Loren Fisman, MD, assistant clinical professor, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, the study required patients to hold a side plank for about 90 seconds six days a week on the weaker side of their spines.

After six months, their spinal curvature was reduced by an average of 32 percent in people with an average age of 55. Of course, you don't have to have scoliosis to benefit from doing side planks. They're a simple exercise to develop core strength. 04/12/2015

At VA, exploring alternative therapies for chronic pain and other ailments With more than 600,000 veterans on opioid painkillers, doctors are trying treatments with fewer side effects.


Antidepressants can affect bone density. According to Faleh Tamimi, DDS, PhD, at McGill University, a new six-year research study shows that people who take SSRIs, like Paxil, Prozac, or Zoloft, have twice the risk of having a dental implant fail as those who don't tak SSRIs. According to the study, SSRIs slow bone-cell production, which reduces bone density. Dental implants need sufficient jawbone density to properly graft. So people with bone density problems such as osteoporosis, whether they have dental implants or not, should be aware of the affect of taking antidepressants. 03/29/2015

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Some of the most popular prescription and over-the-counter pain killers can mess up not only your body, but also your mind.

According to Jack Fincham PhD, RPh, a professor at the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, Naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, etc.) is more likely than other OTC pain killers to cause depression. Naproxen is popular because it's less likely to cause stomach upset than other anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen. Unfortonately naproxen affects the central nervous system, and some people who take a daily dose for chronic conditions like arthritis have reported drowsiness, reduced concentration and/or depression. 03/09/2015

The hidden power of smiling Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this… 02/16/2015

Think you’re gluten-sensitive? It might really be FODMAPs. These foods can cause gastrointestinal distress that people often mistake for a gluten problem. 01/19/2015

Spring Forest Qigong Level 1 Class 28 Feb 2015

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Do you think Brain Games can improve your memory?
Have you downloaded apps like Luninosity and Fit Brains that claim to boost cognitive function and prevent mental decline? Many people hope that playing games on their smartphones and iPads will improve their memory and mental focus. However, according to David Linden, a professor of neuroscience at John Hopkins, the effects are small and don’t last. An article in the Fall 2014 John Hopkins Health Review quotes Linden as saying that he has two words to keep our brains fit: physical exercise.

“I’m not talking killer exercises or running marathons. Even moderate, low-intensity exercise is five times more beneficial to cognitive tasks than playing brain games on your iPad,” Linden says. Research shows that exercise increases brain volume and activity patterns. This is especially good for older people, making it easier for them to avoid so-called senior moments like forgetting where they parked their car at the shopping mall.


Think twice before you swallow another painkiller!

According to Dr. Ungprasert, an instructor at the Mayo Clnic’s rheumatology department, painkillers may be linked to blood clots.

A meta-analysis of six studies (involving 2100 cases) of venous thromboembolism – a type of clot that includes deep vein thrombosis (clots in the legs) and pulmonary embolism (clots in the lungs) – showed that people who took naproxen (Alleve), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and other NSAIDS compared with non-users had an 80% higher risk for clots.

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According to Frank Shallenberger, MD, data from the Blue Mountains Hearing Study looking at 2,956 older men and women, found various factors that can lead to age-related hearing loss. One of the things they looked at was the effect of fish oils.

"It turns out that there is a very strong effect on hearing from fish oils. The people who were eating two or more servings of fish per week were 42% less likely to have hearing loss than those who ate fish less than once a week. And the effect was dose related. This means that as people ate progressively more fish, their risk for hearing loss progressively decreased.

"Dietary intervention with omega-3 fish oils could prevent or delay the development of age-related hearing loss."


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Most people assume that eating fish is good for you because fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which helps decrease inflammation that contributes to cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's and asthma. But which kinds of fish should we eat? According to Dr. Wendy Kohatsu, an assistant clinical professor of family medicine at UCSF, we should eat oily fish. As a guide, we can use the acronym SMASH: salmon (wild), mackerel (Spanish, not king, which has higher mercury levels, anchovies, sardines, and herring. Dr. Kohatsu recommends eating three ounces twice a week.

What types of fish should we avoid? She says that shark, swordfish, golden bass, king mackerel and albacore tuna can be high in mercury and should be avoided. She adds that if you eat tuna, choose the "light" version which has less mercury than albacore. 10/10/2014

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1033 Sterling Road, Suite 105
Herndon, VA

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