Andrew Castellanos, LAc, CST
Andrew is a licensed Acupuncturist with a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from AIMC in Berkeley. He addresses and treats the physical and emotional aspects of injury and illness through acupuncture treatment protocols and massage techniques. These techniques include, Deep Tissue Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Reeducation, Soft Tissue Mobilization, Cupping, Laser, Shiatsu, Myofascial Release, and Acupressure. He has a deep understanding of the body from both a Western and Eastern perspective, and has the ability to “read” each patient’s unique and individual situation while drawing on his 20+ years of experience treating sports injuries and chronic pain.
Andrew is the official in-house Acupuncturist for the University of San Francisco Sports Department and also the on-call Acupuncturist for the San Francisco Ballet, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet and the Impala Racing Team. He has also worked with The Philadelphia Phillies, The Boston Red Sox, The Pittsburgh Pirates, and The San Diego Padres at 2018 Spring Training as well as individual MLB athletes.
Andrew’s therapeutic treatment style is uniquely suited to athletes; his main focus is getting injured athletes back to their sport and preventing future injury while enhancing their performance.
He has had great success and many achievements by using a combination of acupuncture and massage to effectively treat injuries—especially those involving swelling, spasms and/or pain. He also treats professional athletes in order to help them recover faster post surgery and get back to their game stronger.
Andrew grew up playing soccer, baseball, wrestling, track and field, football, skateboarding, and snowboarding. His personal experience with the satisfaction of leading a healthy and active life is a big part of what drives him to work with athletes. With every patient, he utilizes his intuition that comes from years of professional healing experience to personalize each treatment. Andrew takes the time to really listen, seek out imbalances in the body, and then use the appropriate style of bodywork and Chinese Medicine techniques to treat each imbalance.