Acupuncture and Dry Needling for Pain, Orthopedics and Sports Injuries

Dr. Von der Muhll performing acupuncture at the teaching clinic of the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences.
Dr. Von der Muhll at the teaching clinic of the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences.

Anthony Von der Muhll L.Ac., DAOM, DNBAO treats pain, orthopedic, and sports injuries with acupuncture, dry needling, aka myofascial trigger point needling, electroacupuncture, acupressure, sports and tui na massage, suction cupping and gua sha, and herbology. He integrates contemporary and traditional East Asian acupuncture modalities for optimal care.

He founded the Santa Cruz Acupuncture Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic in 2003, and relocated to the Sports Acupuncture Clinic at Bamboo Family Acupuncture in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2022.

Mr. Von der Muhll is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Board Certified in Acupuncture Orthopedics, with certificates in Integrative Sports Medicine and as a Myofascial Trigger Point (dry needling) Therapist. He has served as a Doctoral Instructor at the Virginia University of Integrative Medicine (Fairfax) the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (Oakland), and the Five Branches University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Santa Cruz).

Acupuncture and dry needling for pain, orthopedics and sports injuries

General pain conditions

  • Arthritis and joint pain (shoulder, wrist, hand, knee, ankle, foot)
  • Bursitis (shoulder, hip, calcaneal)
  • Chronic pain syndromes
  • Complex regional pain syndrome/causalgia
  • Headaches (migraine, tension, cervicogenic)
  • Low back pain
  • Muscle tension and spasms (shoulder, arm, neck, back, thigh, calf)
  • Muscle pain (shoulder, arm, neck, back, thigh, calf)
  • Myofascial pain syndrome (shoulder, arm, neck, back, thigh, calf)
  • Neck pain
  • Overuse /over-training injuries (shoulder, arm, neck, back, thigh)
  • Pain from cancer
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Repetitive strain injuries (shoulder, arm, back, thigh, calf, foot)
  • Spine pain (neck, thorax, low back, sacro-iliac joint)
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains (back, neck, shoulder, wrist, hand, knee, , foot)
  • Strains (shoulder, arm, neck, back, thigh, calf)
  • Stress-related pain (neck, shoulders, low back, headaches)
  • Tendonitis, tendonosus, tendinopathy (shoulder, knee, ankle, foot)

Low back pain, sacroiliac pain and pelvic pain

Neck pain and thoracic pain

  • Cervicalgia
  • Cervical disc pain
  • Cervical radiculopathy (nerve root injury)
  • Neck degenerative disc and joint disease
  • Neck facet joint pain and arthritis
  • Neck myofasical pain syndrome
  • Neck pain, sprain/strain
  • Thoracic degenerative disc and joint disease
  • Thoracic disc pain
  • Thoracic facet joint pain and arthritis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Upper back muscle strain
  • Whiplash syndrome

Headaches & facial pain

  • Dental and jaw pain
  • Migraines
  • Orofacial pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Temperomandibular (TM) joint pain and arthralgia

Shoulder pain and upper arm pain

Elbow pain, forearm pain, wrist pain, and hand pain

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Epicondylitis
  • Finger sprains and arthritis
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Hand sprains and arthritis
  • Little league elbow
  • Radial neuritis and neuropathy
  • Tennis elbow
  • Ulnar neuritis and neuropathy
  • Wrist sprains and arthritis

Hip pain, thigh pain, and knee pain

Calf pain, ankle pain, and foot pain

  • Achilles tendonitis/tendinopathy/tendonosis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Ankle/foot tendonitis
  • Calcaneal bursitis
  • Calf strains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Shin splints
  • Turf toe


See List of Diagnoses Treated with Acupuncture for a full list of medical diagnoses (with ICD-9 codes) that I have treated in my clinical practice.

See full list of conditions recommended by the World Health Organization for treatment with acupuncture.

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