Clinical anatomy and patho-anatomy and relationships to AOM jing-jin
- The degenerative cascade in the spine: eastern and western.
- Identifying/ruling out urgent/serious medical conditions: intra-cranial headaches (e.g. stroke), temporal arteritis, stenosis, infection, fracture, tumor, radiculopathies.
- Contributing factors and motion dysfunctions.
- AOM jing-jin myofascial meridians and patterns.
History-taking for head, neck, thorax: key diagnostic questions.
Physical exam of the head, neck, thorax.
- Surface anatomy, inspection and palpation.
- Active range-of-motion: measurements, diagnostic significance.
- Neurologic exams: cranial nerves, central nervous system, and upper extremity deep tendon reflex, sensory, and motor exams.
Diagnosis, pattern identification and treatment planning for head, neck, thorax, and shoulder girdle.
- Cervico-genic and tension-type headaches
- Orofocial pain and tempero-mandibular joint syndrome
- Cervico-thoracic and costal sprains/strains, motion dysfunctions, and myofascial pain: trigger point needling, cupping, manual, and gua sha therapies
- Cervico-thoracic derangement, degeneration, radicular, and stenotic patterns: distant, 7-star and electro-acupuncture treatment; postural correction.
- Intercostal sprains/strains.
- Brachial plexopathies and thoracic outlet syndrome.
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Student Ratings and Comments
from evaluations as required by California Acupuncture Board, prior live class offerings in 2017.
Respondents: 20 of 20 enrolled