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Trigger points and beyond

Date(s): 19 - 20 January 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 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

Please be aware you will be required to wear a mask in the practical session regardless of exemptions on this course.


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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