Treating the Jing-Jin (“Sinew Meridians”) — Classes & E-books

The classical approach of AOM to orthopedic disorders began with the Nei Jing Ling Shu's description of the jing-jin ("sinew meridians" or myofascial tracts).  Ancient methods of examining and treating the jing-jin complement the regional Spine and Extremities series by emphasizing longitudinal paths of both injury propagation, and therapy.

Whether you prefer classical or modern approaches to acupuncture, whether or not you're interested in developing orthopedic physical exam skills, these classes can enhance understanding and outcomes well beyond simply needling ahshi (tender) points.

  • Classical descriptions of the jing-jin; comparison to and relationships with the jing-luo ("primary meridians")
  • Resolving discrepancies in translations; comparisons with contemporary anatomy and kinesiology
  • Functional and kinesiological relationships between the jing-jin that produce motion and maintain stability
  • Classical methods of examining and treating the jing-jin, and what modern exam and needle techniques can add
  • Over 100 myofascial tissues, common needling locations, and muscle referred pain patterns along the jing-jin

Live class format: weekend lecture/demonstration/practice modules

Coming soon: Distance-learning/Self-Study courses

Required for Certification in Integrative Acupuncture Orthopedics: