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Trigger points and beyond: the new protocols

Date(s): 8 - 9 June 2022

Time: 10am - 5pm

Eligibility: CICM Acupuncture graduates

Venue: College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading

Prerequisite for Day 2 is attendance of Day 1

Practicing muscular skeletal acupuncture techniques from a Western medical perspective and integrating into TCM and 5 element theory and practice. Participants will be able to treat acute and chronic pain and understand the underlying mechanisms of how pain is related to fascia and muscle connections associated with the five elements and emotional imbalances. 

Day one: Treating lower back, sacral area, and lower extremities. 

· Theory: Trigger points and hua tuo´s jiaji points and acupuncture to affect all lower body regions. Nervous, muscular, and myofascial connection to meridians and organs. Emotional responses when treating muscles. Treatment protocols for lower back, sacral area and lower extremities.

· Demonstrations and practical work: Palpation and effective needling techniques using trigger point stimulation and classical points for areas connected to lower back, sacral area, and lower extremities. Stimulating dermatomes, myotomes, and sclerotomes through hua tuo´s jiaji points. Tapping techniques for instant relief. Applying regional treatment from the spine. 

Day two: Treatment of the upper back, neck, jaw, and upper extremities. 

· Theory: Trigger points and hua tuo´s jiaji points and acupuncture to affect upper back, neck, jaw, and upper extremities. Nervous, muscular, and myofascial connection to meridians and organs. Emotional responses when treating muscles. Treatment protocols for the upper back, neck, jaw and upper extremities.

· Demonstrations and practical work: Palpation and effective needling techniques using trigger point stimulation for areas connected to upper back, neck, jaw, and upper extremities. Stimulating dermatomes, myotomes, and sclerotomes through hua tuo´s jiaji points. Tapping techniques for instant relief. Applying regional treatment from the spine

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 Van Bergen Garner.

Nicholas is an Acupuncturist (Dip Ac, MSc AOM) and Physical therapist with more than 20 years clinical and teaching experience. He works as principal and teacher at Copenhagen Acupuncture School and as a practitioner at Medital clinic in Copenhagen, Denmark.




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