George Leung, M.Ac., L.Ac., ATC., LAT., PTA., CKTP., is the practitioner and owner of East/West Sports Acupuncture & Orthopaedics, LLC in Brookline, Massachusetts. He received his Master's Degree in Acupuncture with a specialty in sports medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture in Newton, Massachusetts. This comprehensive three year program encompasses Western and Eastern Medical studies and involves over 750 hours of clinical training comprised of both Chinese and Japanese styles of Acupuncture. He is board certified and licensed to practice acupuncture in the state of Massachusetts by the Board of Medicine Committee on Acupuncture.
George has an extensive back ground specializing in sports medicine and orthopedic injuries. He has been in the sports and orthopedic rehabilitation field for 25+ years practicing as an licensed Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapy Assistant. George graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Athletic Training and a minor in Exercise Physiology. He also earned a degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant from Newbury College. Finally, he is also a certified Kinesiology Taping Instructor and Practitioner using the original Kinesio Tex Taping Method for 20+ years with great success. George's extensive experience has allowed him to developed a unique and integrative approach of treating various sports and orthopedic acute, chronic, and post surgical conditions with optimal result. He combines acupuncture and conventional western rehabilitation along with the kinesiology taping method together to treat athletes of all caliber from the weekend warriors, the amateur, to the professionals, as well as the general orthopedic population. His approach will restore functional health and overall well-being for the injured athlete.
George enjoys treating various professional athletes from different professional organizations such as the Major League Baseball (MLB), National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Lacrosse (MLL), National Women Hockey League (NWHL), and the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) professional runners, New Balance Association professional runners, USA Olympians, National and World level U.S.A. Figure Skaters, Boston Ballet dancers, Boston Symphony musicians, competitive runners and marathon runners, and collegiate and high school athletes. He is affiliated with the MLB, the Boston Red Sox serving as the team contact acupuncturist.
"Thank you for keeping me healthy and enabling me to play in great shape!"
Hilary Knight #21 USA Women Ice Hockey, 2010 Vancouver Olympian Silver Medalist, 2014 Sochi Olympian Silver Medalist, 2018 PyeonyChang Olympian Gold Medalist, NWHL Boston Pride
"Thanks for all your help in keeping me feeling good!"
Meghan Duggan #10 USA Women Ice Hockey, 2010 Vancouver Olympian Silver Medalist, 2014 Sochi Olympian Silver Medalist, 2018 PyeonyChang Olympian Gold Medalist, NWHL Boston Pride
"Thank you for all your incredible work!"
Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir, 2014 Sochi Olympians, USA Pairs Figure Skating and USA Team Bronze Medalist
"Thank you for the treatment."
Mirai Nagasu, 2018 Pyeongchang Olympian, USA Team Bronze Medalist
"Thank you for keeping the legs going"
Erika Kemp - USA Professional Runner, Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) High Performance Team
"Thank you! Run ugly but recovery pretty"
Dana Giordano - USA Professional Runner, Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) High Performance Team
"Thank you for keeping me in one piece!"
Elaina Tabb - USA Professional Runner, Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) High Performance Team
Jacob Thomson - USA Professional Runner, Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) High Performance Team
"Thank you for keeping me running healthy"
Lianne Farber - USA Professional Runner, New Balance Boston Team
"Thank you so much for helping me stay healthy. You are the best!"
Katrina Coogan - USA Professional Runner, New Balance Boston Team
"Thanks for the Acupuncture treatments and keeping me healthy."
Boston Red Sox, Hideki Okajima #37
"Thanks for everything, all the best!"
Boston Red Sox, Jonathan Papelbon #58
"Thanks for the help! Best Wishes."
Boston Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia #15
"Thanks for helping get my toe right! Best Wishes."
Boston Red Sox, Mike Aviles #3
Boston Red Sox, Jacoby Ellsbury #2
"Thanks for everything!"
Boston Red Sox, Ryan Kalish #55
"George, thank you for your help! Keeping me on pointe."
Chyrstn Mariah, Boston Ballet
"George, thanks for helping me to get back on the stage!"
Roddy Doble, Boston Ballet
"Thank you for your help!"
Hannah Bettes, Boston Ballet
"Thank you so much!"
Reina Sawai, Boston Ballet
"Thank you very much."
Rie Ichikawa, Boston Ballet
"Thank you so much for your help and for keeping me dancing."
Andy Garcia, Boston Ballet
"George, thank you for your help!"
Maria Alvarez, Boston Ballet
"Thank you for your help keeping me doing what I love!"
Haley Schwan, Boston Ballet
"George, thank you for your healing!"
Lauren Herfindahl, Boston Ballet
"George, thank you very much for your expertise!"
Mallory Mehaffey, Boston Ballet
"Thank you George"
Seo Hye Han, Boston Ballet
Sage Humphries, Boston Ballet
"George, Thank you so much for helping me keep my body healthy"
Derek Dunn, Boston Ballet
"Thank you George for keeping me dancing, I really appreciate it!"
My'Kal Stromile, Boston Ballet
"Thank you George for healing my back, much love"
Tigran Mkrtchyan, Boston Ballet
"George, thank you so much!"
Ao Wang, Boston Ballet
"Thank you for helping with my shoulder!"
Cathy Basrak, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Viola
"Thank you so much for helping me out. You are great!"
Mihail Jajatu, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Cello
"Thanks for the treatment, feeling good!"
Boston Blazers, Casey Powell #22
"As a professional athlete that's logged a few miles on my tires, George provided fantastic treatment to a nagging ankle injury. Combining acupuncture and traditional rehab techniques enhanced my recovery and helped me increase my range of motion while decreasing discomfort and pain during competition. Thanks again George, I'll no doubt be back soon!"
Boston Blazers, Boston Cannons, Jack Reid #18
"I was impressed with George's Knowledge of acupuncture techniques and of the many acupuncture methods that are beneficial for athletes. He let me know what he was going to do and the reason for doing it. I never thought of acupuncture as an effective recovery method for athletes but I have to say he made a positive impact. I will be back next season."
Boston Blazers, Boston Cannons, Mike Stone #41
"I came to George with two pulled hamstrings. Looking for anything to help get me back on the floor, and having tried acupuncture before I was happy to connect with George. From the moment I walked into the door his first concern was getting me back to a playable condition, and despite my desire to get back immediately he advised me to take it slow, and that was a great comfort knowing he wanted me to return at full strength. After a few sessions of acupuncture and Kinesio tape I was feeling great and able to return to playing full time with follow-up visits I was able to continue playing without any interruption. I would 100% recommend George to any athlete suffering from any injury to help in the healing process and get back to playing quicker."
Boston Rockhoppers 2013 NALL Champions, Ryan Hoffmeister #16
"George's treatment brings together the best of eastern and western medicine. He is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating, and always willing to help educate as well as treat his patients."
Loren Galler Rabinowitz, Miss Massachusetts 2010
"Down the Meridian, A look at using Sports Acupuncture"
By George Leung, L.Ac.
Boston Voyager Magazine
"Boston's Most Inspiring Story"
"Q&A: Brookline acupuncturist keep athletes on pins and needle"