Holistic Sports Medicine & Endocrinology

As a medical practitioner, Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan specializes in Holistic Sports Medicine and helping athletes create optimal Sports Performance. She is best known for her tremendous success with orthopedic and neuro-muscular conditions:

  • Sport Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Runner’s Knees

To maximize results, Dr. Edith skillfully combines Acupuncture, Manual Therapy, and Herbal/Natural medicines for the treatment of pain and injuries. This thoughtful, integrative approach provides consistently excellent results even for patients who have tried single-modality treatments without success. As a holistic practitioner, Dr. Edith also empowers each patient to understand how simple changes in lifestyle and habits (such as posture, exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress & emotions) can greatly enhance one’s self-healing abilities and prevent future illness or injury.

Holistic health conditions treated:

In alignment with Chinese Medicine's holistic philosophy on health, Dr. Edith delves far beyond musculoskeletal issues to help patients address areas of chronic internal imbalance. With her doctoral fellowship specializing in Functional Medicine Endocrinology, Dr. Edith supports patients with a wide range of health conditions, including:

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Frequent Colds and Flus
  • Poor Sleep / Insomnia
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Emotional Stress
  • Women's Menstrual / Reproductive Concerns
  • Hormone and Metabolic Disorders
  • Recurring Headaches & Migraines
  • High blood pressure & Cardiovascular disease
  • Allergies

This well-rounded approach to health allows patients to not just heal from existing conditions, but to achieve optimal wellness and prevent future illness, injury, or burnout.

Special considerations for athletes:

As an experienced athlete and coach, Dr. Edith especially understands the demands of peak performance sports. She customizes individual treatment plans to be in sync with each athlete's unique training and competition schedule, using acupuncture, bodywork, and herbal medicine to stimulate post-workout recovery, prevent injuries, and enhance sports performance. Her work with athletic patients is also informed by her own experience balancing conventional athletic training with holistic practices like QiGong meditation, TaiChi, and Yoga. She finds great joy in collaborating with sports coaches and other healthcare providers to help athletes experience optimal health and peak performance!

What is "Tui-Na Manual Therapy"?

Tui-Na is the bodywork/manual therapy within Chinese Medicine. Task-focused manual techniques are used to relax muscles, alleviate pain, restore joint alignment, break up adhesions, promote circulation, and create rapid healing. Dr. Edith's manual skills are largely informed by her rigorous 4-year apprenticeship, along with over a decade of continued advanced training. By integrating manual techniques with Acupuncture, Dr. Edith has helped thousands of patients heal injuries quickly and naturally, minimizing their need for surgeries, cortisone injections, or pain medications. Today, Dr. Edith enjoys teaching regular advanced Tui-Na manual therapy classes to Chinese Medicine practitioners seeking to dramatically enhance their treatment efficacy. (www.SchoolofDTW.org )