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

Classical acupuncture for 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 longitudinal pathways of injury propagation, and of needle therapy.

Whether you use classical or modern approaches to orthopedic physical exam and acupuncture skills, these classes expand 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

Required for Certification in Acupuncture Orthopedics: