Sports Injuries

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been used for years to successfully treat sports-related injuries. They have been clinically proven to speed up healing time and to decrease pain associated with trauma. This is the way in which Jennifer first discovered the powerful effects of acupuncture therapy when she was dealing with her own sports-related injuries.

The Role of Eastern Medicine in Sports Injury Treatment

Chinese medicine has been used in healing sports injuries for centuries. As history and treatment progressed, martial arts enthusiasts employed specialized techniques to assist the treatment and management of injuries which were caused during combat.

Today, the use of Chinese medicine, including treatments such as acupuncture and herbal therapy, is increasingly popular with athletes, fitness enthusiasts and anyone who exercises regularly.

Jennifer is an authority in Chinese medicine and can help you experience the benefits of Eastern medicinal practice to provide relief from your sports injury.

She uses acupuncture to help relieve short term pain and aid recovery from long term sports injuries. The practice has been shown to provide respite from inflammation and pain, reduce anxiety associated with injury, relieve muscle tightness, and improve blood circulation.

Other specific conditions that respond well to acupuncture include any type of orthopedic injury or pain including arthritis, spinal disc herniations, fractures, sprains, muscle and ligament tears, as well as aid in recovery post-surgery.

What to Expect during Your Sports Injury Appointment

At your appointment, Jennifer takes a general assessment of your overall condition and health. Your injury may have caused deficiencies in your ‘Qi’ in general, the energy that flows through your body. Excessive and overstraining exercise is viewed to cause reduction in ‘Qi’ in the liver, spleen and stomach, which can lead to weakness in your sinews and muscles. Once Jennifer has assessed your condition, she will inform you which is the best course of treatment to alleviate your symptoms.

As a highly-skilled practitioner in Chinese medicine she may also implement herbal therapy to aid your recovery. Patients needing acupuncture will then have ultrafine needles placed on pressure points, which can help to ensure the optimum release to relieve pain and restore movement.

Top Acupuncture Specialist

Michelle | Verified Patient

“Jennifer is a connected and intuitive healer. Her receptivity and ability to access her vast knowledge allows her to assess my symptoms relative to each other and to my being as a whole. My Sessions with her have been more beneficial than many other therapies I have tried and I am eternally grateful that I found her.”

Charles W. | Verified Patient

Jennifer Ryan is getting me better fast!!!...Just finished session 7 with significant improvement with lower back and sciatica issues.

Walking upright again. And the pain reduction is significant.

Would highly recommend.

Fatima R. | Verified Patient

I love seeing Jennifer! She really cares and does an amazing job making me feel better every time I go in. I feel rejuvenated and she's also been helping me with my pesky migraines. It's a convenient location with parking too!

Sam H. | Verified Patient

Jennifer is amazing! When it comes to acupuncture you can't just go anywhere. Jennifer listens to your concerns and treats them appropriately. I swear by acupuncture because it has cured my back pain. She is a great person and I highly recommend her to anyone in need of treatment.

Ashlie J. | Verified Patient

Jennifer has been a major part of my health regime for years. I leave my visits with her feeling so much better every time. She is very knowledgeable about her craft and overall holistic treatments. Beyond providing traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, she's skilled in aroma and crystal therapy. She's helped me balance my hormones and treat my anxiety. I always know I'm in the right hands when I pay her a visit -- she's incredibly personable and easy on the touch.

Simona H. | Verified Patient

I have been going to Jenn for several months now, and can honestly say she has helped change my life. She is hands down incredible at what she does. I went in with things like anxiety, stress, stagnation, IBS, hair loss, etc. you name it I had it... Week by week we work together to slowly but surely work on these health issues, and I can absolutely say that her acupuncture techniques, cupping, and holistic advice for my life have made me a healthier/happier person! Even my friends and family have noticed my health turning around :)

Diana H. | Verified Patient

Jennifer Ryan is an expert practitioner who is well-versed within her craft.  Her professionalism far exceeds her ability to care and treat any issue or ailment with her eloquence and finesse.  She takes the time and patience to understand my way of well-being.  As a Registered Nurse, Jennifer Ryan will always be my beloved practitioner.  I look forward to what she continues to offer with her expertise.

J.F. | Verified Patient

I cannot say enough positive things about Jennifer and her healing work. A few years ago, after only two acupuncture treatments,  I could open my jaw pain free - this was astonishing after three months of physical therapy treatments which did not help the issue. I had tried other acupuncturists but never saw such tangible results.

Krysten J. | Verified Patient

went for the first time here- to Jen for acupuncture. I've never had it done before so I was really nervous but she is very comforting and so knowledgeable it made it all good! Really loved the experience and highly recommend if you've always wanted to try but never have- go to her!


Jennifer Ryan, LAc

12061A Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
(424) 280-6730
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