Head, Neck, and Thorax

Including Physical Exam of Central and Cranial Nervous Systems

With Instructor Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DNBAO, FAIPM
Saturday-Sunday, August 3-4, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (16 CEUs pending) at ACCHS, 1600 Broadway, Oakland CA

Not able to attend on this date? Please let us know of your interest in a distance-learning class.

Billed yearly until cancelled

Class/E-book Content:

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 (live class only)

  • 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.

Build on your skills with the Review/Practicum Lab

Student Ratings and Comments

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

Respondents: 20 of 20 enrolled

Average rating: 98/100

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