Caring for Stroke Survivors with Acupuncture and Associated Therapies
Date(s): 9 - 10 November 2019
Eligibility: Acupuncture practitioners, 2nd & 3rd Year Students
Claudia Citkovitz is an expert in all aspects of treating stokes. She is flying over from the US to present this two-day seminar. The purpose of her class is to teach acupuncturists how they can care for patients and family members who have suffered stroke, and how they can help to prevent recurrence. Brief background is given on the condition and acute care, including how we can help acute patients using hands and ear seeds. Long-term cognitive and motor deficits are then explained, with guidance for treatment using body, auricular and scalp acupuncture. Hands-on practice will be provided for neurological auriculotherapy as well as specialized tui na techniques and scalp acupuncture using ½” needles plus or minus electrical stimulation.
Dr. Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, MS, LAc.,has directed the Acupuncture Service at NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn since 2004, supervising 8 acupuncturists who provide inpatient care and clinical instruction in Labor and Delivery, Neurological and Orthopedic Rehabilitation and pain management. She studied Chinese language in Beijing and acupuncture in New York. An internationally known lecturer, she serves as Adjunct Faculty at the New England School of acupuncture and other colleges. Her PhD study on acupuncture during acute stroke rehabilitation was the first conducted in the U.S., as was her 2006 study of acupuncture during Labor and Delivery