Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac. to speak at 1st annual CalATMA conference re: Myofascial Trigger Point Acupuncture

I am pleased and honored to present 3 CEUs regarding Myofascial Trigger Point Acupuncture at the 1st annual meeting of the California Acupuncture & Traditional Medicine Associates (CalATMA): 

Sunday, September 29, 2019, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N Stelling Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014.

Register Now! Proceeds go to support CalATMA’s education, outreach and advocacy on behalf of L.Ac.s in California. 

The class will include: 

  • Acupuncture and myofascial trigger point needling: what’s the difference?
  • History and physical exam findings, indications for needling of myofascial trigger points
  • Safety, side-effects, contraindications, cautions, patient education and informed consent
  • Techniques for locating and needling myofascial trigger points
  • Ways to develop skills in myofascial trigger point needling
  • East-West anatomy and physiology of myofascial trigger points

Elbow/forearm pain will be used as a clinical example

Thomas Leung will simultaneously be presenting a parallel class in Mandarin, entitled: “Muscle Channel Theory and Myofascial Trigger Point Acupuncture: Scientific evidence to an ancient practice”


The meeting will also feature a luncheon and keynote address by Assemblymember Evan Low, Chairperson of the Assembly’s Business and Professions Committee that oversees regulations that affect our profession. Don’t miss this opportunity to ask your questions and show your support for the L.Ac. profession!

Acupuncture reduces elbow tendonosus

This recent study demonstrates that the thickness of the common elbow extensor tendon, which tends to become thick with scar tissue in chronic tennis elbow, is reduced by acupuncture.

Myofascial Trigger-point Needling for Chronic Tension-Type Headaches

This article discusses a study completed using acupuncture needles and compared the results of needling into the trigger points and “sham needling”  into the areas around the acupuncture.  Usually “sham needling” is an inferior methodology for acupuncture research because it focuses on classical acupuncture point found on meridians rather than the area of injury. This article however, highlights the importance of needling into the myofascial trigger point in muscles in order to reduce chronic tension-type headaches.


Link here!

8 CEUs: Professional Ethics and Risk Management, March 16 at ACCHS, Oakland

Hello, Colleagues, do you know what the new CNT manual requires for minimizing pneumothorax risks? I’ll be lending my experience as an Expert Witness in malpractice litigation, complaints to regulatory boards, and insurance audits to help you manage risks while supporting sustainable growth, at my 8-CEU class “Professional Ethics & Risk Management” this Saturday, March 16, at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, 1600 Broadway, Oakland CA.

Class topics include: safe vs. unsafe practices for marketing, insurance billing, and referral-building, clinical treatment and practice management, as well as the new Clean Needle Technique Manual, 7th ed.. Do you know what CNT now requires for sterilizing cups and gua sha spoons? For medical documentation and record-keeping? Do you know what social media marketing techniques are legal vs. illegal, as well as what terms to avoid using on your website? Do you know how to avoid triggering insurance audits for suspected over-billing? Do you know what constitutes “patient abandonment” that could lead to suspension of your license? Can you recognize “high-risk” patients, and what would you do/not do if you were concerned someone was going to file a malpractice suit against you? If you’re at all unsure, this class is for you!

Professional Ethics and Risk Management

What You Need to Succeed: Essential Skills in Pain Management with AOM

I’m grateful and excited to be presenting 16 CEUs/PDAs on April 13-14th at the Acupuncture Society of Virginia Conference, Fairfax, VA, regarding “What You Need to Succeed: Essential Skills in Pain Management with AOM.”


I’ll discuss and demonstrate practical treatment of orthopedic and pain conditions with acupuncture and other AOM modalities, as alternatives to opioids and other pain medications. Attendees will go home with immediately-applicable clinic skills as well as a “road map” for study and practice in pain management that will enhance your value to your patients and to  multi-disciplinary pain clinics.


To register, please visit:

Treating Pain with Herbs: early-bird discount ends 6-30

The early registration discount ends Thursday, 6-30 for Module 12: Treating Pain with Herbs, Supplements, and Dietetics: An Evidence-Based, East-West Approach, July 30, 2016, Saturday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (8 CEUs) at 200 Seventh Ave. in Santa Cruz. Guest Instructors Ben Zappin L.A.c and Ingrid Bauer, M.D. are also teachers with the Sylvan Institute of Botanical Medicine, and founders, wild-crafters and formulators of Five Flavors Herbs. Together, they bring over 30 years of experience and advanced training to their dynamic team-teaching approach that integrates science, traditional knowledge and clinical experience.

Get Certified in Integrative Acupuncture Orthopdics while your earn your DAOM!

I am delighted and honored to have been invited to teach the next 2-year (2017-2018) continuing education and certification series in Integrative Acupuncture Orthopedics (IAO), as part of the Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) being offered beginning January 2017 by the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (ACCHS) in Oakland.  If you are interested in practical, hand-on clinical training to take your skills, knowledge and abilities in the treatment of sports, orthopedics and neuro-musculoskeletal pain conditions to a very advanced level, you can now simultaneously work towards both your speciality certification in IAO, while you earn your DAOM.

I’m excited to be invited to join a small but illustrious group of my seniors and betters, all highly-qualified and experienced clinicians and instructors in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine, who will be teaching continuously throughout what promises to be a DAOM Program of exceptional quality, value and integrity.

I look forward to participating in setting a new standard for physician-level training and certification for the acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine professions, and invite you to check out the course website, email me at info@aomprofessional, or private message me for more information. You may also contact DAOM Program Coordinator Phil Settles at ACCHS at for more information regarding the DAOM and reciprocity with AOM Professional’s IAO Certification Program.

--Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DNBAO, FAAPM, Head Instructor, AOM Professional

Myofascial Meridian Pain–Taiyang, Taiyin and Jueyin (IAPM Module 11): early registration discount ends May 25, 2016.

Module 11: Myofascial Meridian Pain–Yangming, Taiyin and Jueyin of the Integrative Acupuncture Physical Medicine program will take place Saturday-Sunday, June 25-26, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Five Branches University of Traditional Medicine, 200 Seventh Avenue, Santa Cruz, California. Register before May 25 to ensure your place and receive a -10% discount.