ACUPUNCTURE
SPORTS MEDICINE
Integrating acupuncture with
Orthopedics and sports medicine

Whitfield Reaves has been in the clinical practice of orthopedic and sports medicine for over 30 years. His mission is the integration of traditional Chinese acupuncture with anatomy, western orthopedics, and sports medicine practices. Read on to learn more about the activities of Acupuncture Sports Medicine...

EDUCATION
Whitfield Reaves was among the first acupuncturists in North America to specialize in orthopedic and sports medicine acupuncture. For 25 years he has been an instructor and a mentor to other practitioners in the profession. Whitfield regularly teaches seminars and workshops in the United States, Canada, and Europe on the subject of Acupuncture Sports Medicine. Since returning from his sabbatical in Hawaii, he is dedicating his work time to continued mentorship-style training programs.

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WEBINARS
The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series includes up to 20 of the most common sports injury and pain syndromes seen in the clinic. Hosted by Eastern Currents Learning, this series features both upper and lower extremity injuries, in a series of one-hour Webinars. Topics range from the treatment of shoulder, hip, knee, and both upper and lower extremity injuries.

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THE ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC
Boulder Acupuncture Sports Medicine is a clinic that specializes in the treatment of sports injuries, pain, and other musculo-skeletal disorders. The clinic was founded by Whitfield Reaves in 1988. Since returning from his sabbatical in April, 2014, he retired from active clinical duties in the Boulder clinic. However, Whitfield continues with a consulting role with the new clinic owner, Lindsay Long, LAc.

While Whitfield is seemingly “retired” from active clinic involvement, he will consult with other health care practitioners on cases of sports injury and pain. And while he travels more for teaching, he is available for individual patient appointments from time to time for those who are interested in sports acupuncture. Currently, Whitfield resides in Sonoma County, California.

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PUBLICATION
The Acupuncture Handbook
Of Sports Injuries & Pain


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After 25 years of experience in the clinic and teaching, Whitfield Reaves completed his first book,
The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain. Published by Hidden Needle Press (2009), it is among the only texts that emphasize western orthopedic and sports medicine. The Acupuncture Handbook is available on this website, as well as major distributors nationally. It is designed as a clinical manual for acupuncturists and other health care providers who use acupuncture in the treatment of injury and pain. Additionally, Whitfield has numerous articles published in journals both in North America and Europe.


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ABOUT 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, which included a four-month internship in Beijing, China. 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 numerous track and field, triathlon, skiing, and cycling events nationally over the last 25 years. He has a distinguished history in the development of orthopedic and sports medicine in the acupuncture profession in North America and Europe.

Highlights of Whitfield's career include:

  • Author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain (Hidden Needle Press, 2009)
  • Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) since 1981
  • Doctorate in Oriental Medicine degree (OMD), 1983
  • Practitioner for international athletes during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games
  • International lecturer on Acupuncture Sports Medicine
  • Director and founder of The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program

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