Acupuncture Orthopedics Essentials — Classes & E-books

Dive into principles and practices of acupuncture orthopedics! Foundational classes provide knowledge and skills to treat a wide range of common and significant neuromusculoskeletal injuries, pain and disabilities. Students take home practical techniques and strategies, as well as theoretical understandings immediately applicable to orthopedic conditions generally. These classes prepare you to get the most out of the Spine and Extremities series, and the rest of the Certification program!

Acupuncture Orthopedics Essentials I: Fundamentals

(8 hours, pre-recorded webinar only)

  • Essential knowledge, skills and applications
  • Pain psychology and treatment of neural hypersensitivity
  • Optimal treatment of tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints
  • Posture and motion disorders: anatomical kinesiology & the jing-jin (“sinew meridians”)
  • The orthopedic interview--taking an effective history

Acupuncture Orthopedics Essentials II: Exam, Diagnosis, and Treatment Principles

(8 hours, both in-person & pre-recorded webinar)

  • Classical and modern observation, inspection and palpation techniques
  • Range of motion, joint play, and muscle length testing
  • Strength testing
  • Special orthopedic and neurologic exams
  • Orthopedic diagnosis, pattern recognition, and treatment planning

Acupuncture Orthopedics Essentials III: Myofascial Trigger Point and Joint Stabilization/Mobilization Needling

(8 hours, both in-person & pre-recorded webinar)

  • Myofascial trigger point needling for acupuncturists
  • The "missing link:" stabilizing and mobilizing joints with ligamentous prolo-acupuncture

Acupuncture Orthopedics Essentials IV: Electroacupuncture, Cupping, and Gua Sha

(8 hours, pre-recorded webinars only)

Acupuncture Orthopedics Essentials V (8 hours): Exercise Therapy for Acupuncturists

(8 hours, both in-person & pre-recorded webinar)


All classes available for Distance-learning/Self-study NCCAOM PDAs--CAB CEUs also available on request