Acupuncture Orthopedics Essentials I: Fundamentals

Webinar Fri 12-10-21, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. PST
PDAs AOM-AC approved - CEUs Category 1 - pending

Billed once per year until cancelled


Neck and shoulder injuries and pain serve as a clinical example to demonstrate theory, principles, modalities and techniques of acupuncture orthopedics.

  • Overview of acupuncture orthopedics: integrating Eastern and Western understandings of injuries, pain and disability
    • From acute injury to chronic pain and disability: bi syndromes and the degenerative cascade
    • Challenges, standards and goals for treating injuries, pain and disability
    • Moving beyond passive symptom relief to active restoration of functional capacity
    • Resources for developing essential knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Pain psychology and neural hypersensitivity: recognizing and treating hidden mind-body pathomechanisms of chronic pain and disability
  • Optimal treatment of orthopedic tissues
    • Bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments: selecting the best AOM treatment modalities
  • Kinesiology and the jing-jin ("sinew channels"): understanding posture and motion disorders
  • The orthopedic interview: taking an effective history
    • Objectives, challenges, priorities, structure and flow
    • Key questions for assessing severity/urgency and focusing physical exam
    • Essential inquiry for diagnosis and pattern recognition
    • Interview techniques to build patient rapport and a strong therapeutic alliance

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from evaluations as required by California Acupuncture Board, prior live class offerings in 2016 and 2017.

Respondents: 29 of 37 enrolled

Average rating: 98/100

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