Welcome to Acupuncture for Athletics

By Andrew Castellanos, L.Ac.

As many of you have probably noticed, I have a new web site and a brand new business name: Acupuncture for Athletics. While I am still seeing patients at Stillpoint Wellness Center, I am excited to share the news that Charis and I have sold the clinic and will no longer be managing the space. I’ll still be seeing patients at Stillpoint, but now I can focus on what I really love and enjoy: treating my patients for sports medicine acupuncture, pain management and stress.

Acupuncture is a holistic practice. Regardless of your symptoms and the pivot-point of your health issue (physical, emotional or chemical), we treat the entire body as whole unit—thus, holistically. This is why many acupuncturists do not specialize in one particular area of medicine in the same way that Western doctors tend to. However, acupuncturists do often have fields of expertise, and for me, working with athletes (and active people) is my passion.

In addition to my acupuncture schooling, I have been a professional massage therapist for over fifteen years, so the type of treatment I give often involves some combination of acupuncture and massage. This dual-pronged approach has been very effective for treating my active and athletic patients. If you would like to read more about my acupuncture/massage treatments, please visit this page.

I work closely with the San Francisco Ballet as their on-call acupuncturist, and I’ve worked with many other professional athletes to keep them strong and healthy for their careers. But I also work with “regular people” who are just active, busy and athletic. I work with issues such as back pain, sciatica, joint pain (knees, hips, ankles, elbows), actual injuries like sprains and strains, rotator cuff injuries, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder, disc issues, tennis elbow… the list goes on and on.

Bottom line: if you are experiencing issues with the mobility of your physical body, or if you are in pain or feeling physically affected by stress, book an appointment with me so we can get to the bottom of it together.

Take care,



  1. I am so happy to read this introduction to acuathletics, Andrew. Congratulations on your new branding and identifying your scope of practice in your website here.

    Having had the fine experience of working with you I want to say what a sensitively skilled acupuncturist & healer that you are. Acupuncture is a trans-dimensional healing art and you have the personal experience and internal poise to facilitate your clients’ healing on levels from the refined & etheric to the muscled & manifest.

    I can whole-heartedly recommend Andrew Castellanos to you to support your integration to ease of function and pain-free living in your body.

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