Caring for Stroke Survivors with Acupuncture and Associated Therapies
Date(s): 9 - 10 November 2019
Eligibility: Acupuncture practitioners, 2nd & 3rd Year Students
Claudia is an internationally known lecturer and an expert in all aspects of treating stokes. She will teach you to care for stroke patients with acupuncture, auriculo-therapy, scalp acupuncture and tuina.
In China, the most common reason for using acupuncture is post-stroke recovery and rehabilitation. Acupuncture can support recovery of upper and lower extremity movement as well as speech and swallowing, and its effects on mood and alertness may positively impact rehabilitation therapy.
You will learn to:
- Care for patients and family members who have suffered a stroke
- Prevent the recurrence of a stroke
- How to help acute patients including using your hands and ear seeds
- Treat long-term cognitive and motor problems
- Guidance on using body acupuncture for strokes
Hands-on practice will provide you with:
- Scalp acupuncture using ½” needles plus or minus electrical stimulation
- Specialized tuina techniques
- Neurological auriculotherapy
Claudia is flying over from the US to present this two-day seminar.
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