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

Classical acupuncture treatment of orthopedic disorders begins 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 focus of the Spine and Extremities series by emphasizing the traditional longitudinal pathways of injury propagation, and of acupuncture therapy.

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

  • 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
  • Functions of the jing-jin to 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 Acupuncture Orthopedics: