East/West Sports Acupuncture & Orthopaedics , LLC

          

Common Sports Medicine Conditions Treated

 

Cervical Strain
Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
Shoulder Bursitis
Biceps Tendonitis
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Stress Reaction
Lumbar Buldging Disc/Herniation
Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
Lumbar Stenosis
Sciatica
Piriformis Syndrome
Hip Impingement
Hip Bursitis
Groin Strains (Adductors, Hip Flexors, Rectus Femoris)
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Jumpers Knee (Patella Tendonitis) 
Knee Meniscus Tear
Knee Osteoarthritis 
Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome
Hamstrings Strain, Tendonosis, Tendinopathy
Gastrocnemius/Soleus Strain
Ankle/Foot Strain and Sprain
Ankle Peroneal Tendinitis
Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
Achilles Tendonitis/Tendonosis/Tendinopathy
Plantar Fasciitis
Morton's Neuroma
Muscles Strains
Ligaments Sprains
Osteoarthritis
Migraines
And More.....


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Testimonials
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Ankle Sprain

"I contacted George for a long standing ankle injury that had bot been completely resolved through other forms of treatment.  I am a recreational athlete in my mid-40's, and I was trying to avoid surgery.  I was very impressed with George's credentials and his unique approach to healing, but I was a little apprehensive at first because I knew that so many of his other patients are professional athletes. George put those concerns to rest right away even though I am only a recreational athlete, he immediately made me feel like I was just as important as all of his famous patients.  I could tell that he genuinely cared about my recovery. I was really itching to get back on the lacrosse field and it was clear that he was just as eager as I was to see that happen.  After treating once a week for about 6-7 weeks, which is exactly the timetable that George predicted at the beginning.  I was able make a full recovery and I am now back to all of my athletic activities, including men's league lacrosse.  I feel very indebted to George for everything he has done for me and I am very glad that I made the decision to travel to Boston and treat with him despite being from out of state.  I would highly recommend him to any prospective patient."

Matt C.

"George Leung got me back on my feet in record time!  I'm a professional figure skater and I sprained my ankle badly five weeks before a skating show.  It was badly swollen and I was unable to put any weight on it when I was told to go see George.  Within five days he had me off crutches and I was able to skate the show full out with no problem.  I have never healed that fast from such a severe injury!  Can't say enough about him."

Elin Schran, Professional Figure Skater

"As a competitive athlete, my son has experienced numerous sports injuries over the years.  George offers a unique combination of East and West acupuncture as well as physical therapy experience combined with athletic training.  The typical resistance a teenager can exhibit to non traditional medicine evaporates under the calm and steady influence of George, and significant progress in healing and pain relief can be achieved, in conjunction with a program of standard rehabilitation. In this particular instance, George is treating my son for an ankle sprain, working diligently to get him back to competition ready status.  After he leaves the session, he is able to be pain free, a significant accomplishment.  He seems truly unique in his ability to take the best of both Eastern and Western medicine and utilize it to the patient's advantage."

Rose Miner - U.S. Figure Skating Championship, 2011 (Bronze Medalist), 2012 (Bronze Medalist), 2013 (Silver Medalist),  and National World Team Member

"George is great. The combination of the (electrical stimulation) acupuncture, kinesio taping, and soft-tissue manipulation  made my ankle mobile again, which is fantastic."

Stephen Carriere - U.S. Figure Skating Championship 2008 (bronze medalist), and National World Team Member

"George has helped me with a serious ankle injury, he is a great physical therapist, acupuncturist and fantastic with kinesio taping.  I've known George since I was in high school and he was the varsity trainer/taper at Brookline High School... I have recommended George to elite professional athletes (UFC) and also to my 70 year old Mom (she had a painful back injury and is now 100% pain-free, thanks to George)... George is the best!"

Melissa Bardfield, MMA Competitor/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor

"I have suffered from tendinitis or otherwise known as "lace bite" in both of my ankles over the past few years.  Since increasing the amount of time I was spending on the ice, my tendinitis came back and was more painful than ever before.  After seeing George for acupuncture, joint mobilization, and kinesio taping, my pain gradually decreased and allowed me to continue skating.  Without George's services, I probably would not have been able to compete this season.  George has not only helped me on the ice but also off the ice with his extensive knowledge and background as an Athletic Trainer.  I would recommend him to anyone!"

Devin Wang, U.S. Figure Skating  Haydenettes Synchronized Skating Team, 2013 U.S Synchronized Skating National Champions, 2013 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championship (Bronzed Medalist)


Plantar Fasciitis/Foot Pain

"I found George after dealing with foot pain that had lingered for over a year.  My original injury (the result of half marathon training) was to the peroneal tendon, but muscle imbalances and flexibility issues kept me off the roads despite my more than earnest efforts during eight months of physical therapy and a variety of other treatments (ultrasound, massage, dry needling).  After just a few once a week visits with George, I experienced more recovery progress than I had in the prior six months!  He was able to explain the mechanics of the foot during running better than the sports podiatrist that I had seen (not to mention the orthopedist and physical therapist), which helped to correct important issues with my stride.  And the combination of treatments he uses to promote healing made for a thoroughly comprehensive recovery program.  Not only that, but George is also an attentive and personable practitioner, which made coping with the frustrations of what seemed an insurmountable injury far more bearable.  Thanks to George, I'm now back out on the roads and looking forward to a series of upcoming races!"

Scott R. - Runner

"I suffered from plantar fasciitis for two years before it became so painful I was unable to walk without a limp.  I took 10 months off from running, did physical therapy and had four steroid injections before I was referred to a surgeon.  Two surgeons told me that I would need surgery to return to a pain-free state.  The next week I started acupuncture with George as a last ditch effort to avoid the knife.  Within a few treatments my pain was decreased and four months later I ran the Boston Marathon.  I credit my recovery to George and would recommend him to anyone."

Meredith S. MD. - Marathon Runner

"I was a collegiate D1 runner and then a competitive masters marathon runner.  I had been struggling with left heal pain for 5 years, which totally comprised my marathon and subsequent triathlon training.  I was in constant pain even with walking, and I was told by several doctors that the only solution was surgery.  I started seeing George twice a week initially, then maintained once a week for many months and there was huge, sustained improvement.  I am finally able to walk and train without pain, it is whole new world!  I qualified for the 70.3 Ironman World Championships in 2016 thanks to George's magic.  I highly recommend George to competitive athletes, especially anyone who feels "stuck" with chronic pain and has been told that the only option is surgery, or to stop training.  George will get you back on your feet!"

Jody D. MD. - Marathon Runner, Triathlon Competitor

"George is amazing!  I came to him from out of town while visiting family.  For 3 months I had been having horrible pain in both feet that 3 doctors and numerous test could not diagnose or treat.  As a highly addicted distance runner, this was torture.  Shortly before coming to Boston I had visited a sports acupuncturist in my hometown, which seemed to help so I contacted George to keep the treatment going while on vacation.  This is one of the best move I have ever made.  In 3 sessions my pain was decreased to nearly zero and I was running again.  George knows not only the body, but the mind of an athlete.  He took the time to explain my physical condition as well as provide me with practical advice on getting back into distance running.  He gave me exercises and the kinesio taping techniques to take back with me as well as written notes for my hometown acupuncturist.  More than that, his personal, hands-on attention got me well on my way to healing and getting my life back.  I will always be grateful that I found him."

Amy W. -  Marathon Runner

"I came to George as a slightly cynical athlete; how could he possibly fix something that physical therapy, massage therapy, and lots of Advil hadn't been able to make a dent in?  On the recommendation of my running partner, I decided to give acupuncture a try.  I can't believe I waited so long.  After the first session, I was able to put weight on my foot-something I hadn't been able to do pain free for weeks.  After the second session, I was able to run.  Nothing short of miraculous, in my book.
George's amazing background as a physical therapist, combined with his extensive knowledge and experience as an acupuncturist is a perfect recipe for curing whatever ails you.  He is attuned to the specific needs of the athlete, and is able to fine tune his treatments to get one healed up and back on the roads/fields/rinks in record time.  And yet it is never a quick fix.  Along with treatment comes a prescription for safe return to sports/fitness, and information on how to help prevent the injury from recurring.
George is kind, patient, and understanding; his demeanor assists in creating a calm, peaceful atmosphere in a situation that is often quite stressful.  Athletes really want to be pain free immediately and George is just the person to help you do that."

Dara K.  - Marathon Runner/Personal Trainer

"I first went to George for plantar fasciitis, which had previously put me out of action for two years.  He had me running again within weeks, and entirely recovered within a few months.  I went back to him for a frozen shoulder, which he also cleared up with his usual combination of expert acupuncture and manipulation, encouragement, and good-natured optimism.  I don't even take aspirin, but I am a devoted fan of George's, and would recommend him to anyone.  I know I'm in good hands when I go to see him, and that he'll help me solve a problem as quickly and efficiently as possible.  A total pro, and a good guy."

Carlo R. -  Marathon Runner


Shin Splints

"George is a fantastic acupuncturist.  I would absolutely recommend George to any athlete with any variation of an ache or pain.  He is incredibly knowledgeable, especially regarding high-intensive sports, and how the body functions.  I will gladly put my trust in his gentle hands for any ailment in my body. Amazing work."

Gretchen Donlan,  U.S. Pair Figure Skating and National World Team Member 

"After undergoing physical therapy for three years for chronic shin splints, I finally overcame my skepticism of the benefits of acupuncture and made an appointment with George.  He took the time to explain the source of my pain, the philosophy behind acupuncture, and the treatment process.  Within one month of acupuncture treatment, coupled with George's expert hand in kinesio taping, I felt better than I had in years.  George is akin to miracle-worker! I am back to running and cycling without the pain and soreness that once plagued me.  Not only is George knowledgeable and skilled, his kind and easy-going manner make him a wonderful practitioner.  I am pleased with the success I have had.  My only regret is not having contacted George sooner."

Erin M.


Achilles Tendonitis

"I came George because I was no longer able to walk or run without extreme pain in my achilles.  I had never tried acupuncture before.  On my first visit, George was very thorough explaining how acupuncture worked and what it would feel like.  I felt comfortable the whole time and appreciated his explanations.  In addition to the electrical stimulation acupuncture, George manipulated and stretched my ankles and initially did some kinesio taping and gave me stretches to do on my own.  After my initial visit, my achilles pain was already feeling better!  I was able to get back to running in just over a month, and back on track for my next marathon."

Vicky S. - Marathon Runner

"My training for the Boston Marathon was put in jeopardy by achilles tendonitis.  That is until I began working with George.  I'm happy to report I ran the entire 26.2 miles pain free. Thanks George!"

Dan M. - Marathon Runner

"I wanted to thank you so much for helping my achilles tendon to heal.  After months of not being able to run, I was finally able to start again and the pain and swelling in my achilles is significantly reduced after receiving acupuncture treatment from you.  I cannot thank you enough for helping me get back to doing the activities I enjoy and giving me the confidence to do them."

Allison K

"I have a lateral tear in my Achilles tendon and for a couple of years, tried to improve my ankle mobility and function using physical therapy. When that did not work, I tried PRP injections. The pain was still severe and the injury was restricting my movement and I was considering surgery. The doctor recommended that I see George and try acupuncture.  At the end of my treatment, I should say that he has worked wonders in the few months I've known him.  George combines electro-acupuncture with physical therapy and this has resulted in an increase in my range of motion and mobility and I have started running again.  I have also been pain free fro the last few months.  Thank you George."

Prashanth V.

"George is fantastic.  I had so many issues when I went to my first appointment, and he helped me with every single one.  The (electrical stimulation) acupuncture and kinesio taping was essential in my recovery.  He also gave me exercises that have helped keep me injury free."

Kiri Baga - 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Championship Novice Champion, 2010 Junior World Team Member


Hip Impingement Syndrome 

"A fellow runner recommended that I visit George after I started experiencing pain in my hip while training for my first Boston Marathon.  The pain was so bad that I had to stop training, missing weeks of runs.  I was apprehensive to visit George, as I'd never had acupuncture before.  During my first visit, George spent plenty of time explaining the process and treatment.  I felt very comfortable with him, and completely trusted his expertise.  After 3 visits with George, my pain subsided and I felt in good enough condition to complete the marathon.  This never would have been possible without George - he's a miracle worker!  He even invited me in outside of my appointment to get my hip taped for the marathon, which is above and beyond the care that I've received from other providers.  Go see George!  You won't regret it."

Adrian F. - Marathon Runner

"After many months of dealing with an on and off hip injury, I decided to try acupuncture with George.  I was very fearful of needles before trying acupuncture, but George was amazing!  He walked me step by step, showed me the needles, told me the procedure, and why it would help.  Sure enough, I started to see results almost instantly.  My coaches and peers had been after me for years about the amazing work George does, and I let my fear of needles hold me back.  I wish I had gone sooner!  George is a miracle worker and I can't thank him enough!"


Alex Shaughnessy, U.S. Pair Figure Skating and National World Team Member

"I have only great things to say about George at East/West Sports Acupuncture.  I came to George with a very complex injury that I been suffering from for close to two years that required a rather complex and rare surgery.  When I saw George I had tried everything - massage, PT, graston, ART, cross training, and even acupuncture elsewhere.  George helped immensely in getting my muscles to relax and work properly after the stress of surgery.  He always took the time with my appointments treating anywhere that I said was bothering me and was incredibly positive (which I needed after the rough two years).  I cannot recommend George and his practice enough!"

Caitlin Hallinan - Elite runner and coach

"I contacted George when I had run out of other options for my hip pain. Over the previous 18 months I had been diagnosed with  a hip stress fracture and a hip labral tear in the same joint.  Both injuries were caused by running and overuse.  I had patiently worked through many months of PT and a slow return to running, but I still had pain after most short runs, and longer runs caused pain that would linger for many days.  I felt at least some hip pain daily.  Within a week of my treatment, I felt a difference.  I received ~7 weeks of weekly treatment, and a few weeks of every other week treatment from George.  Each week I was able to run a little longer, with little or no pain.  Less than 3 months after my first appointment with George, I am now running up to 10 miles with no pain during or after the run, and I am running 3 days a week and lifting weights, including heavy squats and lunges, 3 days a week, all with no hip pain before, during or after.  I wish I had found George and tried his treatments when I was first diagnosed!"  

Kathy L.

"George is the best!  I recently moved to Boston to continue my competitive career and many athletes that I train with highly recommended him.  I went in a little unsure, but I'm so grateful to have met him!  I could definitely feel an improvement after our first session together!  He is patient, thorough and incredibly personable.  I had various injuries, but his vast knowledge in acupuncture, electrical stimulation, and kinesio taping has helped me get ready and stay injury free.  I can't thank him enough for getting me healthy!"

Dee Dee Leng -  U.S. Pair Figure Skating and National World Team Member

"Over the summer I had surgery on both of my hips to repair labrum tears and impingements.  George is one of the main practitioner I worked with and is a big reason why I got back onto the ice for hockey so quickly.  He is a very nice guy and truly cares about you and your goals, and the fastest way of achieving those goals.  I went to him a few times for acupuncture and it really made a difference in the way my hips felt.  I felt like after the first session I already had more mobility.  I would definitely recommend him to anyone."

Jack McNamara - Colgate University Hockey

"With George's help, I was quickly able to go back into running after I suffered a stress fracture in the hip.  George tailored his treatments according to how I was feeling and doing each week.  In addition to acupuncture and massage, George taught me stretches and exercises to hasten the healing process.  George's vast knowledge would mean nothing if he was not such a nice person, who always has an encouraging thing to say.  I am extremely thankful that I met George and was able to take part in his healing techniques."

Sarah G. - Marathon Runner

"George has incredible understanding about the human body and pain.  I first met George following more than four months of physical therapy with the hopes of combating chronic bursitis and tendonitis in my right hip.  At the age of 26, it's very frustrating and - at times - debilitating injury that's more than four years old.  The treatment that George provided has dramatically helped release constant pain and tension.  I will forever appreciate George's work to help me feel so much better."

Bettina S.

"Approximately July of 2011, I was diagnosed through a MRI with severe tendonitis and bursitis in my hip.  After 9 months of physical therapy and cortisone shots, I still had constant pain in my hip.  I was losing hope until I was referred to George by my orthopedic physician .  Even though I was very skeptical of acupuncture I decided to give it a try.  After my first weekly session I had some relief.  By my 7th session I was able to return to my spinning class and many more rigorous activities.  I am so grateful to George and would recommend him.  I am now a firm believer in acupuncture."

Marylou P.


Hamstrings Strain

"I've put my body through a lot of stress amid years of competitively running in high school, college and post-collegiate, and recently embarking on a new career in fitness and personal training.  I've always been a high-mileage runner who doesn't necessarily listen to her body.  My hamstrings held up with my regimen throughout my highly competitive days, but last year it was as if both of my legs, and my piriformis, threw in the towel.  My piriformis issue had nagged me before, but my hamstrings pain was new and unrelenting.  For the first time in my life, my desire and goal wasn't to train...or even run...it was simply just to sit and stand pain free.  It had gotten to the point where I was unable to sit in a car, watch television on my couch or even go to the movies without searing, burning pain in my upper hamstrings and piriformis.  I stopped running (not by choice, but via the inability), tried cortisone injections, months of physical therapy, specific stretching and strengthening routines, but to barely any result.  My husband's boss suggested I visit George for constant, now chronic pain.  I never was skeptical of acupuncture, but it wasn't on my radar.  The first time I saw George, he knew exactly the pain I was feeling and went right to work.  I asked him if he ever felt "hopeless" about a client that he wouldn't be able to help them; without hesitation, he assuredly and simply answered "Nope."  His confidence and knowledge blew me away, so I came back about 5 times within a 2-3 weeks span...night and day.  Not only have I built back up to running, but more importantly I can sit pain free.  I definitely like to push myself and the limits of what my body can handle, so I have a responsibility to stretch, strengthening and listen to my body in order for George's practice to continue to work for my issues and the plan is to visit George on a monthly basis for maintenance.  He does his job, but then I have to do mine.  George was the jumpstart to my relief, so now I feel accountable to continue to help my body heal.  Aside from the actual treatment, George is incredibly sweet, unbelievably flexible with scheduling and wholeheartedly cares about each and every patient."

Jessica P. - competitive runner/personal trainer

"George is the best and I can't thank him enough!  When I hobbled into his office for the first time, I was still struggling to walk or sit without pain and running seemed like a distant memory.  I was recovering from a grade 2 hamstrings tear and  an ACL tear.  I had been through surgery, months of Physical Therapy and had a cortisone shot but it was not enough to get me back to my love of running.  Then I met George and with his treatments, I was able to run a half marathon just 3 months later!  Acupuncture was the best decision I made."

Laurie R.

"I didn't know what acupuncture could do for my chronic hamstring injury that I tore in college playing football and it never quite completely healed properly with build up of scar tissues until I met George.  Good thing I did!  I was trying out for the Arena Football League but was unsure if my hamstring would hold up to get through the try out.  To my amazement, just after one session with George's treatment of combining acupuncture and rehabilitation I was successfully able to complete the try out pain-free and noticed more hamstring mobility.  I am hooked on Acupuncture now and use it regularly to help heal all my injuries.  Thank you George for helping me make it onto the Tulsa Talons Arena Football team.  Keep up the great work!"


Reynaldi Audate - 2011 Tulsa Talons

"I went to George after I've been suffering for months from a chronic hamstring injury that would not heal.  I was unable to do any sort of physical activity despite months of doctor's visits and traditional physical therapy.  Just after just my first session with him, though, I felt noticeably better.  The combination of his deep tissue massage, acupuncture, and home exercises has helped me work my way back to the active lifestyle that I thought I might never regain.  As a former athlete, I wish I had had George as a resource as I'm sure he would have greatly reduced my injury burden.  I will be forever grateful to his kindness and his work to improve my quality of life."

Natalie F.

"Never thought I would find myself lying face down with needles in my leg but in the capable hands of George Leung, I actually look forward to it.  His gentle manner and knowledge of both acupuncture and physical therapy, have gotten me back on my bike and back to running.  Finally the hamstring that got in my way is healed.  Now George is treating my golfer's elbow so that I can go back to upper body weight lifting."

Rena S.

"For the first time in over three years I feel that my very persistent nagging hamstrings injury is being fully treated.  The acupuncture in combination with the stretching and exercise regimen are leading me on a road to major recovery with a great education about the interconnected muscles along the way.  East/West has been terrific....and very relaxing during the acupuncture to boot!  I look forward to thinking about my chronic problem in the past one day soon.

Priscilla K.


Frozen Shoulder

"George is extremely knowledgeable in acupuncture & orthopedics.  He has treated me with stunning results for shoulder pain or adhesive capsulitis; a condition that causes restriction of motion in the shoulder joint.  The treatments that I received were amazing.  A combination of acupuncture and rehabilitation.  My quality of life is so much better.  Thanks George!"

Lisa V.

"George has worked wonders on my surgically repaired shoulder.  My rehabilitation was going slow when I first went to see George.  I reached a limit on the range of motion and was uncertain on what to do next.  I was willing to try acupuncture but didn't know where to go.  George is very professional.  His initial consultation is very thorough.  He was able to get the source of the problem quickly and it improved right away.  It's a great blend of sports acupuncture and rehabilitation.  Highly recommended!"

Stewart S.

"George treated my shoulder condition with a combination of acupuncture and physical therapy, and the results far exceeded my expectations.  Now I can play basketball and golf again (after almost 8 years of frozen shoulder syndrome).  I highly recommend George's great combination of East and West techniques."

Rich P.


Shoulder Impingement

"At the PT clinic where I was a patient last fall, George helped me understand my injury and the ensuing shoulder tendinitis and joint pain.  He taught me exercises to strengthen and support my neck, arm and shoulder.  When I found out George is also an acupuncturist I started seeing him for treatments.  To my great relief, the inflammation and pain that had plagued me for months were finally brought under control.  I can do my art work and use the computer again!  George's knowledge and practice of both Western and Eastern healing techniques and thorough, professional approach are ideal."

Anne P.

"As a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, I put a lot of wear and tear on my body.  I came to George originally for a year long shoulder issue which he resolved in a month.  George has also successfully treated my lower and upper back and knee issues.  I've even pulled muscles in my upper back and have left his office 90% better after just one session!  The combination of acupuncture, rehabilitation, and kinesio taping is a recipe for success.  I can't say enough about the high quality of George's practice, his skill and knowledge both as an acupuncturist and rehabilitation specialist, and his ability to help heal the body.  I couldn't recommend him more highly."

Elizabeth Heller - 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do


Lateral and Medial Elbow Epicondylitis

"You have to a cross mental barrier before you agree to let somebody stick needles into you.  George has the magic healing touch that let's you know you made the right decision.  I had to shut down my golf season halfway through last summer thanks to severe golfer's elbow pain.  Through a combination of physical therapy and acupuncture I improved markedly and now am looking forward to the coming golf season.  George hits all the right spots.  Acupuncture is a really beneficial therapy that I highly recommend.  With George, you'll know you have someone who knows what he's doing."

Richard N.

"I was referred to George for a consultation about pain in my arm, shoulder, and back by my massage therapist who goes to him for her own treatment. From my understanding, George is a rare breed of physical therapist and acupuncturist, so he is more knowledgeable than most treatment providers regarding the potential benefits of different ways of working on orthopaedic problems like mine. George diagnosed my problems (there were actually two problems affecting one another!) quickly and efficiently and recommended acupuncture to treat the pain. He was confident that I would be feeling better in only a few sessions, which gave me some instant relief, as well as assurance that he wants people to recover quickly and get on with their activities.
I did not know what to expect from acupuncture and I have been very pleasantly surprised! The pain associated with my "tennis elbow" dissipated greatly after just two acupuncture treatments with electro-stimulation. The experience of going to my acupuncture appointments is really relaxing and restorative. I feel a lot more aware of the issues in my body after talking to George about them. He does a great job of providing education about the interplay of the bones and muscles, and provides demonstrations of exercises for me to do at home. He is a consummate professional and I highly recommend him."

Kathy W.


Iliotibial Band Syndrome

"I can't say enough good things about George!  Over the course of 8 weeks he got my knee healthy and strong enough to run the Boston Marathon.  After battling pain and inflammation for over a year, George's treatment provided the relief I had been desperately seeking.  As a bonus, George stayed optimistic and positive throughout treatment which made me feel confident come race day.  I'll be back next training cycle for sure!"

Cyndi Roy Gonzalez - Marathon Runner

"I came to see George at East/West Sports Acupuncture & Orthopaedics off a recommendation from my marathon coach.  Being a novice runner and training for my first marathon I ran into a IT band injury a month and a half out.  After seeing George the first time I was able to run with minimal discomfort.  George took his time to explain everything that he was going to do and how it would feel during the appointment.  I saw George four more times before the Boston Marathon and by the last appointment I had no pain or discomfort in the IT band.  I truly believe if it was not for George I would have not been able to cross the finish line on Boylston Street on Monday."


Christian C. -  Marathon Runner

"I recommend George for acupuncture treatments as well as inter-disciplinary treatments.  George treated me with care and consideration, taking as much time as needed to work on a course of treatment.  He not only uses acupuncture to treat but also massage and other therapies.  I had problems with my achilles tendon and iliotibial band tendonitis which George cleared up, and those issues have not returned!"

Donna F.

"As a long distance runner, I am constantly pushing my body beyond it's limits.  My first phone call when I've pushed it too far is to George.  He has helped me come back from injury numerous times and because I trust him to help me heal I drive two hours round trip to see him, sometimes more than once a week.  The fact that George is an Athletic Trainer as well as an acupuncturist makes him the perfect person to safely get me back to running as soon as possible while allowing me to feel confident that I am not injuring myself further.  I would (and have) absolutely recommend him to any athletes who is fighting an injury and wants to get back to the sport they love as soon as possible."

Maddy Hribar. -  Ultra Marathon Runner


Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

"George Leung is a miracle.  I came to him about five months after I had been diagnosed with chondromalacia patella in my left knee.  Specifically, I have cracked articular cartilage, an "unfixable" injury without major surgery.  I'm a marathon runner and multiple health care specialists told me I would never run again.  Electro-Acupuncture was strongly recommended to me by a coach after I had tried just about everything else without any success.  When I started with George in June, I was at a point where I could not run half a mile without pain.  I'm thrilled to say that the first weekend of November I completed the NYC marathon pain-free.  I owe it all to George.  Not only is he incredibly skilled, but his patience and understanding of my stress over the injury made a tremendous difference. His level of professionalism is second to none.  It took dedication and it took time but I wouldn't be back on the road without George.  I cannot recommend him strongly enough!"

Sara O'Malley - Marathon Runner

"I fractured my knee 6 years ago.  I thought running was no longer going to be part of my life.  When I started back up recently, I was having a lot of pain and limited range of motion in my knee.  After a few sessions with George, the knee felt so much better.  I completed a half marathon and now am training for a full marathon without pain in my knee!"

Jennifer G. - Marathon Runner

"My teenage daughter was having issues with pain following knee surgery.  She has a fear of needles which made her quite anxious about trying acupuncture.  George's supportive calm personality and his great skill enabled her to overcome her fear of needles.  The results were excellent as she has been able to return to her busy athletic schedule.  George is awesome!"

Michelle H.

"I have been going to George for acupuncture and orthopaedics for my two teenagers.  He has really made a difference in how they feel and they have been able to return to sports with help and encouragement from George.  In addition to great treatment, George really takes time and cares about his patients.  The treatments helped my sons knees immediately and my daughter has had relief of back and achilles pain.  I highly recommend East/West Sports Acupuncture & Orthopaedics.  George is a class act!"

Courtney and Danny O'Reagan


Low Back Pain, Sciatica, Herniated Disc

"I have been to 5 different acupuncturists and George is by far the best.  I played soccer through college, and was also on the rowing team for a few years in college.  I have a bulged disc in my lower back that started early in my college career, and a few times a year since the original injury, some of the nerves in the area will get irritated and all of my lower back muscles will seize up.  I found in college that acupuncture was the most effective method to decrease my pain in this area, and with less pain it was easier for me to get through rehabilitation and strengthening exercises. 
When I moved to the Boston area after college, I knew I would need to find a new acupuncturist, started researching online, and decided to visit East/West Sports Acupuncture.  I am so glad I did, because the progress I've made on my back since then is astounding.  I am in my mid-twenties, and still am very active, playing soccer at least three times a week, hiking on weekend, and running or hitting the gym for all of the time in between.  George is very professional and explains everything in a very digestible format. It is so comforting to work with him as an athlete, as he has a lot of experience with athletes of all levels.  After working with him for the first time, I stood up after the acupuncture therapy and my back muscles were completely relaxed and there was no residual pain, which I had never experienced before.  Previously, this pain (although decreased by acupuncture therapy) would last at least a month.  George also planned out more rehabilitation and strengthening exercises for me to follow up with and stayed in contact with me about my progress.  You can tell that he really cares about the progress and well being of his patients and he will always be my first choice in the future for any orthopedic needs.  These residual incidents have decreased immensely, and it is all thanks to George.  I recommend him to everyone in need of orthopedic assistance or sports rehabilitation therapy of any kind."

Danielle A.

"George has an incredible understanding of the human body.  I am an avid runner and athlete and only in my 20's with severe hip, back, and sciatica like pain.  After a long 2 months of pain, multiple doctors, specialist and scans I was so disappointed no one could figure out what was wrong with my back.  I was in so much pain and so sad I wasn't able to keep running and train for my race that was in a few short months. When I first saw George it was a light of hope.  I could tell he was genuine about healing my pain and as quickly as he could.  He pinpointed where the problem could be and gave me stretches to go along with treatment.  Within two weeks I was pain free and back to running.  He helped me so much and I couldn't thank him enough.  I've been to acupuncture before but nothing compared to the acupuncture treatment techniques George used on my back.  He truly did want me to succeed and took my concerns seriously.  I have been pain free, returned to running and was strong enough to finish my race injury free and with great time.  Thank you George!"

Julie P. -  Marathon Runner

"I was having a lot of back pain and I kept going to many different physical therapists and doctors and nothing was making the pain any better.  I finally came to see George and after one visit the pain went away!  He found the muscle that was causing the pain, used acupuncture with electrical currents and then kinesio tape and it felt so much better! I've been seeing George regularly ever sine and fixes any problems I may have, from my neck to my foot.  I always trust him to fix it!"

Christina Gao,  U.S.  Figure Skating Championship 2011 (5th place), 2012 (5th place), 2013 (5th place), and National World Team Member

"I am an acupuncturist myself and when I started experiencing musculoskeletal issues, I immediately thought of George.  When I first went in, I had pain in my upper and lower back, plus tingling and numbness down both arms and both legs.  I am normally a very active person, and the symptoms were keeping me from exercising normally and made it challenging to see patients.  After the first session, the pain I felt for a month subsided about 50%.  After 4 or 5 subsequent treatments, most of my symptoms were markedly improved or gone.  I trust George to pinpoint the source of the problem, treat it and also give patients stretches or suggestions for home work. Thanks George!"

Nicole Brown, Acupuncturist

"No pain, no cane!  Went to George Leung for a series of treatments to relief excruciating pain from sciatica.   George has a wonderful touch and combines his expertise in acupuncture, orthopedics, physical therapy and kinesiology taping to provide me mobility and complete pain-free after 6 sessions.  (Did do another 4 sessions with other acupuncturists prior to seeing George).  What is most appreciated is the additional advice about activities where I should be conservative, and activities where to push ahead in the healing process.  Completely managed to avoid invasive steroid shot to the spine for my herniated discs.  Intend to keep up with the maintenance therapy to make sure I maintain back health."

Tina Wong-Russell

"Last summer I could not run without straining my left calf.  I would take 2 or 3  weeks off usually more than enough time for a strain to heal and then go for a run and strain it within 15 minutes.  I stretched it, wrapped it, iced it, and anything I could think of but it just kept happening to the point where I thought I'd never really run again.  Then I saw George and he mentioned that it was likely coming from my sciatica, and after a few sessions with him that included stretches and acupuncture, the calf holds up just fine to any kind of pounding I give it.  Thanks George!"

Pete G.

"I cannot say enough positive things about George and his knowledge of various injuries and health concerns.  I have gone to many acupuncturists over the years and he is one of the most knowledgeable practitioners I have ever gone to.  He not only does acupuncture but also has a background in physical therapy and athletic training.  According to your injuries, he gives you exercises and stretches that will help your healing process.  I went to him because of a herniated disk problem in my back and have found that it is one of the few things that really relieves the discomfort in my back.  I have seen so much improvement with my pain and I feel so relaxed after each treatment.  If you have never done acupuncture before, don't be scared.  It doesn't hurt at all and he is gentle with the needles.  It is so relaxing!"

Robyn O.

"I have been working with George for several months on my low back.  I suffer from a bulging disc and have had pain in my back for quite some time.  As a competitive international athlete, staying healthy and injury free is a very important part of what I do.  George is truly a master of acupuncture.  His work on my lower back has really helped me to continue training and competing while feeling strong and confident.   He is extremely knowledgeable and professional and makes the acupuncture experience very pleasant.  I find myself so relaxed and calm during each session that I usually fall asleep and wake up refreshed and pain free.  Also, George is very personable and friendly and it is very easy to have a conversation with him during the sessions.  George also uses kinesio tape to help with my back."

Simon Shnapir - U.S. Pair Figure Skating Championship, 2011 (5th place), 2013 (Gold Medalist), 2014 (Gold Medalist) and National World Team Member

"I first met George at physical therapy.  He treated my sciatica/herniated disc for a few months immediately following an injury.  He is a true professional and know exactly what to do to relieve pain.  When I learned that he was also an licensed acupuncturist, I was intrigued and decided to give it a try.  I have had excellent results and the radiating pain that was going down my right leg for several months is gone!  I can now walk a few miles at a time once again, and can get through my exercise routine.  Oh, and it doesn't hurt! George is a real pro!"

Norine G.

"George's expertise and professionalism inspires confidence and calm in his patients.  He evaluates not just the injury for which I first came to him, but also the larger picture, examining the situation from all angles before proceeding.  He is patience and thorough, always explaining his thought process behind his course of treatment.  George has relieved my stress and training related tension in my mid-back through a combination of acupuncture, massage, and strengthening exercises.  I appreciate everyday what he has done for me."

Elizabeth Zhang, Ice Dancing 2011 4th place finished National Solo Dance Championship

"I recently received treatment for low back pain/dysfunction from George of East/West Sports Acupuncture & Orthopaedics.  I was scheduled to go to vacation when my back went into spasms.  After seeing my orthopedist she recommended acupuncture, as a way to re-set my back musculature, specifically with George.  I saw George the Monday before I was to go away on vacation (which I'd been planning for 3 months), then again the Thursday before my Friday flight.  George's treatment (combination of soft tissue massage, acupuncture/electrical stimulation, and kinesio taping) enable me to enjoy my 10 days vacation and return to function.  I truly believe I would have had a miserable vacation had it not been for the intervention of George."

Michael Cook, Off Ice Training Specialist at the Skating Club of Boston

"George is an exceptionally knowledgeable and talented acupuncture practitioner.  I have decided to give it a try after a few unsuccessful attempts to find an acupuncturist to help me with my growing pain in the low back area.  George was able to quickly understand the root cause and get the pain under control.  Regular stretching and acupuncture procedures as well as k-tape made the difference for me .  I am not completely pain free but can start transitioning to the regular exercise routine and running I have been missing for so long."

Dimitri F


Osteoarthritis

"George has done tremendous work on my arthritic hip.  When I first came to him in the spring, it was quite painful to walk and I did so with a pronounced limp.  By the end of summer I was comfortable taking long walks on the beach and biking 20 miles, and in the fall I even climbed Mt. Monadnock, something I thought I would never do again.  A big success."

Christina K. 

"I started treatments with George after MRI's of both my spine and knee followed by six months of physical therapy and had made little improvement.  I had two spinal injections and had an arthroscopy knee surgery scheduled.  After only four treatments by George I canceled the surgery because of the amazing improvement in reduction of pain and increase in mobility to both my back and my knee.  Continuing George's acupuncture treatments, which included rehabilitation and home exercises, has eliminated my knee and back pain.  I'm so thankful that a chance meeting of my daughter with George brought up the suggestion of acupuncture."

Claire B.

"I came to see George after my second unsuccessful left knee surgery.  I had undergone two surgeries and two series of Physical Therapy.  Nothing worked and endless cortisone shots, pain patches, icing, medication, and nothing seemed to work.  The doctor labeled me as a medical mystery.  When I showed up for an appointment it was obvious they didn't want to see me.  One day, a doctor recommended I go see George.  He thought maybe George could provide some relief.  After 8 sessions of acupuncture with George, I am healed! Before this, I couldn't walk down the street without a knee brace or being taped up.  George gave my life back and I am eternally grateful. If you have a chronic problem that doctor's can't fix, go see George, he's your guy!"

Donald Dalton, Associate Vice President-Financial Advisor

"Your technique has improved my life.  I am painless.  I was convinced knee surgery was my only option and as the orthopedic specialist confirmed, not even an option that was going to offer me renewed use of my knee.  Just 8 weeks of acupuncture and you have me back into my routine of walking 4 miles at a time without swelling and pain, rowing 30 minutes a day without stiffness, and getting out of a sitting position without assistance.  The anatomically correct form of my knee had not been visible for almost two years and your technique reduced the chronic inflammation until I can wear a skirt again without being self-conscious.  I knew nothing of acupuncture when I passed your door and  can't believe so many of us live our life times without knowing and benefiting from its marvelous healing results.
I am not sure I would have been comfortable enough to continue the treatments without your very thorough manner of educating me of its underlying philosophy and methodology.  Your expertise imbues you with a confidence that left me totally secure and comfortable at all times during the treatments.  And only 8 weeks to a new life! I still can't believe you don't need to see me periodically to keep me walking.  Thank you for sharing your humble yet miraculous technique with me.  And thank you for never losing faith that healing was a possibility for me even in the face of my Western inspired questioning doubt."

Dr. Sydney Zink, Ph.D

"George is fantastic! I have had chronic knee pain for the past 25 years.  In the past I have tried chiropractic treatments, as well as physical therapy to relieve my  pain, and to assist me in walking comfortably.  Each of these approaches only offered temporary relief.  Just before seeing George, I had a consult with an orthopedic surgeon.  He indicated that knee surgery was probably my remaining alternative.  Then I started to see George and within three months of treatment my knee pain was gone, swelling of my knee eliminated, and increased flexibility in ease of walking, and climbing of stairs.  The treatment I received from George is very focused and individual to my needs and concerns.  He is very patience and thoughtful in each of his treatment sessions."

Jo Ann A


Neck Pain

"
I highly recommend George.  I have been getting acupuncture treatments with George for neck pain due to stress/tension and scoliosis.  I became incredibly frustrated after months of physical therapy and minimal results.  George encouraged me to try acupuncture, and I'm so glad that I did.  I quickly saw positive results with his combination of acupuncture and massage worked wonders.  On top of that, he's a pleasure to work with."

Marla D.

"Since my first session with George, I felt some relief from the constant pain I had between my neck and shoulders.  The acupuncture and electrical stimulation treatments have helped me a lot, along with the stretching exercises he recommended.  The kinesio tape has also done wonders for the swelling in my knee.  George is kind, professional, and truly cares about his patients getting better.  He always made me feel comfortable.  I love the way he blends healing methods from the East and West.  George truly has the healing touch.  I will continue to tell everyone about George and I am grateful, because he has also helped other members of my family."

Martha S. - Kick Box Instructor


Headaches/Migraines

"Because of George and the acupuncture, my daily sinus headaches do not occur daily as they once did and I do not need to have surgery or take medicine daily!  I am so thankful that I found East/West Sports Acupuncture & Orthopaedics! I have more energy than I once did and truly believe it is because of acupuncture.  Thank you George!"

Mary B.
 

"George is a fantastic Acupuncture professional. I went to see him after months of frustration with repeated migraines and within 4-6 treatments I felt much better. He quickly pinpointed the tender spots that needed precise treatment and my migraines have been gone since then. He also is an expert at sports "taping" and can use the same methods he uses with professional athletes to tape an area that is tightening up too much and creating tension-especially the upper shoulders, which then leads to headaches and muscles tenderness. As George says: "you don't have to be a professional athlete to come see me, there is an athlete in every single patient I see." He is also extremely professional and always on time."

Elena F.

 

East/West Sports Acupuncture & Orthopaedics, LLC
1683 Beacon Street, Suite 1
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 447-5919
gleung@ewsportsacupuncture.com
www.ewsportsacupuncture.com


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