Acupuncture Orthopedics Essentials — Classes & E-books

Dive into the principles and practices of acupuncture orthopedics! These foundational classes provide the knowledge, skills and abilities to treat a wide range of common and significant neuro-musculoskeletal injuries, pain and disabilities. Modules I-II use the neck and shoulder region as a clinical focus, which is expanded to all body regions (modules III-V), so that 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!

Required for Certification in Acupuncture Orthopedics (40 hours total):

Acupuncture Orthopedics Essentials I (8 hours): Fundamentals

  • 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 (8 hours): Exam, Diagnosis, and Treatment Principles 

  • Essentials of physical exam
  • 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 (8 hours): Myofascial Trigger Point and Joint Stabilization/Mobilization Needling

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

Acupuncture Orthopedics Essentials IV (8 hours): Electroacupuncture, Cupping, and Gua Sha

Available for Distance-learning/Self-study CEUs

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

Available for Distance-learning/Self-study CEUs