ACUPUNCTURE SPORTS MEDICINE
Integrating Traditional Acupuncture with Western Orthopedics

Whitfield Reaves has been in the clinical practice of orthopedic and sports medicine acupuncture since the early 1980s. His mission is the integration of traditional Chinese acupuncture with anatomy, western orthopedics, and sports medicine therapeutics. Whitfield was among the first acupuncturists in North America to specialize in sports acupuncture using anatomically-based assessment with Oriental treatment protocols. For almost 40 years he has been an instructor and a mentor to other practitioners in the acupuncture profession, helping to define the speciality of Acupuncture Sports Medicine. Whitfield regularly teaches seminars and workshops in the United States, Canada, and Europe on the treatment of sports injury and pain. And his recorded webinars are considered exceptional on-line learning tools within the profession.



ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC
Whitfield Reaves has opened his new acupuncture offices in Hawaii this November. Located in Kihei on Maui, he is now seeing patients with specialty in sports injuries, pain, and other orthopedic conditions. Using techniques developed over the last 40 years, Whitfield is known for his precise assessment and clinically effective treatments.
Whitfield Reaves Acupuncture – (808) 866-9816



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ACUPUNCTURE SPORTS MEDICINE EDUCATION

Whitfield Reaves introduces his new webinar program! Complete video of all his sports acupuncture treatment techniques.

Online Webinars
We are proud to introduce our latest video recordings on sports acupuncture. This webinar program, Mastering the Treatment of Injury & Pain, is 40 hours of Whitfield Reaves as he presents Acupuncture Sports Medicine from start to finish. It includes all the major clinical topics, as well as detailed commentary on theoretical foundations such as the tendino-muscle meridians and electrical stimulation. Hosted by Net of Knowledge, a brilliant online learning platform, this series is near 40 hours of instruction and video demonstration. Link to the host site HERE.

Net of Knowledge has also hosted The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series for over a decade. These webinars offer recordings of about one hour on specific injury and pain syndromes, using the most effective clinical treatments of sports acupuncture. Link to the host site HERE.

Live Seminars
Whitfield Reaves is well known for his "flagship" course, The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program, which emphasizes a small group mentorship-style learning environment. And while the COVID era has affected gathering and travel, we will be offering our first live Apprenticeship Program in almost two years this December, 2021. Look to the Calendar page for details.
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In September, the Acupuncture Sports Medicine Practicum will be offered with its supervised clinical practice for point location and needle technique. All of the sports injuries and pain syndromes that we teach will be covered. This a great opportunity for mentoring for those who have been studying our sports acupuncture courses online for the last two years.

Check the Calendar page – The Apprenticeship Program and the Practicums are now scheduled starting in early 2022, and we are all excited to continue our community of sports acupuncture education.




ABOUT WHITFIELD REAVES
Whitfield Reaves website

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. 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 track and field, skiing, cycling, and triathlon events nationally over the last 40 years. In addition, he is the author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain, one of the first compilations on sports acupuncture available in the West.


Whitfield has earned a distinguished role in the development of orthopedic and sports medicine in the acupuncture profession in North America and Europe.

For Whitfield's Professional History



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THE ACUPUNCTURE HANDBOOK
OF SPORTS INJURIES & PAIN
After 25 years of experience in the clinic, Whitfield Reaves completed his first book, The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain. Published by Hidden Needle Press (2009), it is among a handful of texts that emphasize western orthopedic and sports medicine within the context of Chinese acupuncture practices. The Acupuncture Handbook is available on this website, as well as major distributors nationally. It is designed as a clinical manual for health care providers who use acupuncture in the treatment of injury and pain.


FOR MORE INFORMATION
The Acupuncture Handbook





For Webinars and Seminars
2021 Events Calendar