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. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28590765

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28590765

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.

 

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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:

 

https://www.acusova.com/events