Holistic Sports Medicine & Endocrinology
As a medical practitioner, Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan specializes in Holistic Sports Medicine & Endocrinology (hormonal health). She is best known for helping athletes achieve sustained levels of High Performance, as well as excellent clinical results with orthopedic & neuro-muscular conditions:
To maximize results, Dr. Edith integrates Manual Therapy, Acupuncture, 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 lifestyle and self-care (such as breathing, posture, exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress reduction, etc.) can greatly enhance one’s self-healing abilities and prevent future illness or injury.
Holistic health conditions:
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 specialization in Holistic (Functional Medicine) Endocrinology, Dr. Edith supports patients with a wide range of health conditions, including:
This well-rounded approach honors all aspects of our human experience - body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Our patients not only heal from existing conditions, but learn to prevent future illness, injury, or burnout, and enjoy a fulfilling journey towards lifelong well-being!
Special considerations for athletes:
As an experienced athlete and coach, Dr. Edith especially understands the demands of high performance sports. She customizes individual treatment plans to synchronize with each athlete's unique training and competition schedule, using Acupuncture, Manual Therapy/Bodywork, and Herbal Medicine to stimulate post-workout recovery, prevent injuries, and enhance sports performance.
Dr. Edith's work with athletic patients is also informed by her own experience combining conventional sports training with holistic practices like Breathwork, QiGong, TaiChi, Meditation, and Yoga. She loves to collaborate with sports coaches and other healthcare providers to help athletes experience optimal health and sustained levels of high performance.
What is "Tui-Na" Manual Therapy?
Tui-Na is the bodywork/manual therapy within Chinese Medicine. Precise and 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 were founded upon her rigorous 4-year apprenticeship, along with 15 years of advanced trainings an clinical experience. By integrating precision 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.
Dr. Edith is one of the senior practitioners of Tui-Na manual therapy and enjoys teaching Advanced Tui-Na training courses to Chinese Medicine practitioners, as well as mentoring practitioners in complex cases. (www.SchoolofDTW.org)
Hours & Location
638 Stanyan St., San Francisco, CA 94117