Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc is one of the leading practitioners in the field of acupuncture sports medicine. He first began clinical practice in 1981, and has specialized for over 30 years in the field of orthopedics and sports acupuncture.
Licensed in California in 1981, Whitfield earned a Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree in 1983. His thesis, "Acupuncture and the treatment of common running injuries", demonstrated that TCM could address many clinical issues in sports medicine. His experience includes the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, as well as numerous track and field, cycling and other events nationally over the last 25 years. Whitfield is the author ofThe Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain, one of the few texts integrating traditional acupuncture with orthopedic and sports medicine. He is also the director ofThe Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program.
Whitfield continues to teach seminars and apprenticeship- style workshops in North America and Europe.