Myofascial Trigger Point Acupuncture

Billed once per year until cancelled


  • Acupuncture and myofascial trigger point needling: what's the difference?
  • History and physical exam findings, indications for needling of myofascial trigger points
  • Safety, side-effects, contraindications, cautions, patient education and informed consent
  • Ways to develop skills in myofascial trigger point needling
  • East-West anatomy and physiology of myofascial trigger points
  • Locating and needling myofascial trigger points in the following muscles:
    • Arm Taiyang Jing-Jin: The superficial posterior tract
      • Triceps brachii
      • Infraspinatus & teres minor
      • Levator scapula
    • Leg Taiyang Jing-Jin: The superficial posterior tract (continued)
      • Trapezius
      • Erector spinae
      • Hamstrings
      • Gastrocnemius, soleus and Achilles tendon
    • Shaoyang Jing-Jin: The superficial lateral tract
      • Supraspinatus
      • Quadratus lumborum
      • Gluteus medius and minimus
      • Tensor fascia lata and IT band
    • Yangming Jing-Jin: The superficial anterior tract
      • Lateral pterygoids
      • Iliopsoas
      • Quadriceps
    • 3 Yin Jing-Jin: The medial and central tracts
      • Pectoralis minor
      • Subscapularis

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