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Trigger points and beyond

Date(s): 18 - 19 January 2018

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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Nicholas Garner is an acupuncturist and physical therapist with more than 20 years clinical and teaching experience in Chinese medicine. He works as principal and primary teacher at Copenhagen acupuncture school and practises at Medital clinic Denmark.







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