A Dream Job

Acupuncture chart with a series of points indicated V0018499.jpg via Creative Commons

While I do believe I will be happy working just about anywhere I end up, deep down I secretly think Lisa Ripi (see New York Times article below) has created something of a dream job…

Before I started acupuncture school I always considered getting into sports medicine and seriously considered going to physical therapy school.  My undergraduate degree was from Univ. of Colorado @ Boulder in Integrative Physiology and they had an amazing sports medicine program that I was fortunate to be a part of.   Growing up I participated in many sports as well as spending much of my teens skiing for the US Development Freestyle Ski Team.  An athlete myself I have always wanted to work with athletes and hope to do so in the future (maybe sooner than later as I will graduate in just under a year).

These days Acupuncture is getting into the mainstream and articles like this are both great for the publicity of a great health care modality and can be a huge benefit to athletes of all types.

New York Times:  Acupuncturist Lisa Ripi Treats 40 NFL Players in 4 Cities

Till next time,

~be well~


About eresko

I am a licensed Acupuncturist and NCCAOM Board certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine. I live in Hailey, Idaho, where I have an Acupuncture practice, Erin Hill Acupuncture as well as a type of Integrative Wellness Care practice, Tune Up. I am also a Level I & II certified Kettlebell Instructor and teach private classes in the Wood River Valley, Idaho. I have been very active in sports and athletics since I can remember. I received my BS in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado @ Boulder. In my practice I utilize all modalities to help get you where you want to be, whether with Acupuncture, Nutrition, or Kettlebell training. I am well versed in treating Sports specific conditions; pain, injuries, strains & sprains and use my knowledge of the body both from a Chinese Medical standpoint and a traditional Western one; a concept that most of my patients are familiar with. In addition, I incorporate my knowledge of the physical body & how we move, where restrictions, pain, or tightness may reside and how that, in turn, affects the internal organs or vice versa. For each individual that walks through my door, I am able to assess what each person needs as far as therapy to achieve their goals. Each person is different, inside and out and treatments should reflect that. Among my modalities, I use Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Tuina (a type of Chinese bodywork), Japanese style Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Nutrition, and Lifestyle coaching as well as my Kettlebell training for rehab and for improving one's fitness level.
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