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Trigger points and beyond

Date(s): 24 - 25 January 2019

Time: 10am - 5pm

Eligibility: Acupuncture graduates

Venue: College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading

 

‘The two days can be taken separately or together. Prerequisite for Day 2 is attendance of Day 1. It is recommended though to take both days if you have not applied methods into clinical practice on a regular basis.’

 

Day one. Trigger points and beyond.

  • Theory.
    • Trigger point therapy.
    • Spinal nerves and areas of innervation and the use of Hua Tuo´s Jiaji points.
    • Tapping techniques.
    • Influential muscular points including anatomy and function of muscles described in treatment protocols.       
    • Muscular and myofascial connection to meridians and organs including.
    • Emotional responses when treating muscles.
    • Treatment protocols for knees, hips, lower back and shoulders.
  • Demonstrations and practical work:
    • Applying regional treatment for problems relating to knees, hips, lower back and shoulders.
    • Locating Trigger points including palpation and needling.
    • Spinal nerve stimulation of dermatomes, myotomes and schlerotomes through Hua Tuo´s Jiaji points.
    • Tapping techniques at muscle attachments.

Day two. Taking trigger points further.

  • Theory.
    • Short review of day one.
    • Treatment protocols for arms, neck, head and face.
    • Segmental acupuncture.
  • Demonstrations and practical work:
    • Applying regional treatment for problems relating to ankles, arms, neck, head and face.
    • Segmental acupuncture treatment and spinal nerve stimulation.
    • Locating explained Trigger points including palpation and needling.
    • Tapping techniques at muscle attachments.

 

All points and techniques will be explained from a scientific viewpoint with the related anatomical and physiological features and from a Chinese medical perspective.








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