Many runners have described how running makes them feel whole: mind, body, and spirit moving in unison. Chinese Medicine agrees. It views the individual as a whole being with the mind, the body, and the spirit, interconnected and supported by an underlying energy system.
This talk will cover some of the basic questions you have about Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. Does it hurt? Not really. Does it work? Many runners swear by it. How does it work? We’ll cover that. We’ll talk about the esoteric and practical elements of Chinese Medicine and how they can be used to create a balanced running lifestyle. And we’ll touch on some common running injuries (plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome, hip tightness, etc) and how these can be treated with acupuncture and acupressure. Also on the menu is off-season maintenance, which will include a few delicious recipes that use Chinese herbs to address some common running ailments.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Stephanie Raine Lee (that’s me!) is a New York State licensed acupuncturist and board certified Chinese herbalist. She works at Worksong Community Acupuncture* located on Driggs and McGuinness. A graduate of PCOM (Pacific College of Oriental Medicine), she has a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine and makes an amazing roast chicken. She’s experienced in treating muscle pain, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, gastrointestinal discomfort, and gynecology - and she wants to see you heal yourself. Outside of Worksong, she maintains a private practice in Middle Village and a food blog called The Herby Kitchen.
*Community acupuncture’s main goal is to serve the community and make acupuncture available and affordable to everyone. Come and visit us!