Trigger points and beyond
Date(s): 19 - 20 January 2022
Time: 10am - 5pm
Eligibility: CICM Acupuncture graduates
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 along with other tissues and zang-fu organs and also emotional imbalances
Day one. Treatment of the sacral area and lower back.
Day two. Treatment of the upper back and neck.
Theory and demonstrations of practical work
- 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 sacrum and lower back
- Palpation and effective needling techniques using trigger point stimulation for areas connected to sacrum and lower back
- 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
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.