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Acupuncture - Acupuncture


Triple Warmer Metabolism and the Vital Substances
1.0

$20.00 USD

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  • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
  • Describe the functions of the 3 warmers/burners
  • Apply the influential points for each burner/warmer
  • Discuss the different types of Qi
  • Summarize the formation of Qi, Jing, Shen, blood and pure fluids, according to Chinese medicine

Ivo Waerlop, DC

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Tongue Diagnosis
1.0

$20.00 USD

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  • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
  • Explain how needle manipulation works on a physiological basis and extrapolate as to when to apply these techniques
  • Summarize some of the more relevant literature surrounding the use of one of the most commonly used acupuncture points: Stomach 36
  • Describe the physiology of tongue color, shape, coating and spirit (movement)
  • Compare clinical examples of tongue appearance and identify key components of the tongue exam
  • Interpret the meaning of clinical findings during the tongue exam and correlate them to physiology

Ivo Waerlop, DC

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The San Jiao
3.0

$60.00 USD

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  • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 3 hours
  • Describe the history of the San Jiao
  • Associate the San Jiao to Vagal Nerve function
  • Breakdown each of the 3 “burners” into their component parts
  • Review the salient points on the San Jiao Meridian
  • Summarize the function and indications of the Shu Points and apply that to the San Jiao channel

Ivo Waerlop, DC

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The 8 Extra Vessels and Extraordinary Meridians
1.0

$20.00 USD

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  • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
  • Describe the origins of the 8 extra vessels and review Chinese embryology
  • Review the locations and functions associated with each of the 8 extra vessels and extraordinary meridians
  • Discuss the meaning of moving Qi between the kidneys, Ming Men, Dan Tien, Ching Mai, Ren Mai, Du Mai, Dai Mai, Yin Qiao Mai, Yin Wei Mai, Yang Qiao Mai and Yan Wei Mai

Ivo Waerlop, DC

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Ren Mai, Du Mai, Liver 14 and Pulse Diagnosis
2.0

$40.00 USD

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  • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 2 hours
  • Discuss the Ren Mai’s overall function
  • Introduce a selection of clinically useful points on the Ren Mai (Conception Vessel) meridian
  • Discuss the Du Mai’s overall function
  • Introduce a selection of clinically useful points on the Du Mai (Governing Vessel) meridian
  • Explore the anatomy and indications surrounding LV14

Ivo Waerlop, DC

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Qi and The Pertinent Pericardium
1.0

$20.00 USD

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  • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
  • Examine the origin of the Qi symbol
  • Define Qi Identify and describe the types of Qi
  • Explain Qi as it relates to triple warmer metabolism
  • Describe and compare the types of Qi pathology
  • Review the pertinent points on the Pericardium channel
  • Explain how the neurological development of the brachial plexus relates to the pericardium meridian function
  • Demonstrate the local anatomy of the pericardium channel in the upper extremity

Ivo Waerlop, DC

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Points and Acupuncture Points You Should Know
1.0

$20.00 USD

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  • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
  • Identify common acupuncture point classification groups
  • Compare the use of different point categories in clinical practice
  • Describe the point location for points within commonly used groups
  • Explain the local anatomy and neurology involved with key points
  • Outline indications for use of some points and point categories

Ivo Waerlop, DC

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Neurology of Acupuncture
2.0

$40.00 USD

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  • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 2 hours
  • Describe and summarize the mechanisms by which acupuncture exerts effect on pain modulation and musculoskeletal function
  • Describe joint and muscle mechanoreceptor anatomy and physiology and how they relate to acupuncture
  • Define and discuss the ascending and descending neurological pathways affected by acupuncture
  • Outline the importance of cortical representation and the sensory/motor homunculus and relate them to acupuncture points with examples
  • Demonstrate the importance of the cerebellum and its role in acupuncture treatment of musculoskeletal disorders

Ivo Waerlop, DC

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Needle Manipulation Theories
1.0

$20.00 USD

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  • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
  • Discuss the layers of the skin as related to a practitioner’s perception during needling
  • Review the neurological pathways involved with needling
  • Summarize the local, segmental and cortical effects of needling
  • Contrast the physiological effects of depth of insertion and retention time of needling

Ivo Waerlop, DC

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Homeostatic Acupuncture Points
3.0

$60.00 USD

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  • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 3 hours
  • Identify the 3 types of acupuncture points and identify what a homeostatic point is
  • Describe the phases (latent, passive and active) of acupuncture points
  • Illustrate the anatomical characteristics that make up all acupuncture points
  • Outline the location of 25 commonly used homeostatic acupuncture points
  • Differentiate discrete anatomical characteristics that make up homeostatic acupuncture points
  • Explain the common indications and cautions for use of the homeostatic acupuncture points
  • Review the neuroanatomy of spinal nerves and explain how it relates to paravertebral (Bladder Shu) points
  • Discuss and demonstrate needling technique for the homeostatic acupuncture points
  • Demonstrate point location on live models

Ivo Waerlop, DC

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Acupuncture The Major Elements
10.0

$199.00 USD

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Hour 1-3

  • Identify the 3 types of acupuncture points and identify what a homeostatic point is
  • Describe the phases (latent, passive and active) of acupuncture points
  • Illustrate the anatomical characteristics that make up all acupuncture points
  • Outline the location of 25 commonly used homeostatic acupuncture points
  • Differentiate discrete anatomical characteristics that make up homeostatic acupuncture points
  • Explain the common indications and cautions for use of the homeostatic acupuncture points
  • Review the neuroanatomy of spinal nerves and explain how it relates to paravertebral (Bladder Shu) points
  • Discuss and demonstrate needling technique for the homeostatic acupuncture points
  • Demonstrate point location

Hour 4-5

  • Describe and summarize the mechanisms by which acupuncture exerts effect on pain modulation and musculoskeletal function
  • Describe joint and muscle mechanoreceptor anatomy and physiology and how they relate to acupuncture
  • Define and discuss the ascending and descending neurological pathways affected by acupuncture
  • Outline the importance of cortical representation and the sensory/motor homunculus and relate them to acupuncture points with examples
  • Demonstrate the importance of the cerebellum and its role in acupuncture treatment of musculoskeletal disorders

Hour 6-7

  • Discuss the Ren Mai’s overall function
  • Introduce a selection of clinically useful points on the Ren Mai (Conception Vessel) meridian
  • Discuss the Du Mai’s overall function
  • Introduce a selection of clinically useful points on the Du Mai (Governing Vessel) meridian
  • Explore the anatomy and indications surrounding LV14

Hour 8-10

  • Describe the history of the San Jiao
  • Associate the San Jiao to Vagal Nerve function
  • Breakdown each of the 3 “burners” into their component parts
  • Review the salient points on the San Jiao Meridian
  • Summarize the function and indications of the Shu Points and apply that to the San Jiao channel

Ivo Waerlop, DC

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Acupuncture 437a - 440a - Acupuncture Microsystems Group
Acupuncture Microsystems Group

4.0

$80.00 USD

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  • List the similarities in treatment associated with all acupuncture microsystems
  • Describe and point out the location of 17 discrete hand acupuncture points
  • Describe and recreate a useful somatotope associated with hand acupuncture
  • Compare and contrast 3 different styles of hand acupuncture
  • Describe specific needling techniques associated with those hand acupuncture points which require specific needling techniques and/or directions
  • List the similarities associated with ear acupuncture and other acupuncture microsystems
  • Describe and recreate a clinically-useful somatotope/homunculus associated with ear acupuncture
  • Locate the physical structures of the ear, such as the helix, antihelix, triangular fossa, antitragus, etc.
  • Describe and point out the location of the major landmarks for auriculotherapy point location
  • Describe and point out the location of 36 or more discrete ear acupuncture points
  • List the similarities associated with Chinese Scalp Acupuncture and other acupuncture microsystems
  • Describe and find treatment areas associated with the somatotope of the cortex of the brain
  • Describe and point out the location of the major landmarks, lines, and points, used to find Chinese Scalp Acupuncture treatment areas and lines.
  • Describe and point out the location of the 10 most commonly used Chinese Scalp Lines/Areas
  • Describe and find the correct layer for needling Chinese Scalp lines, and begin practicing the techniques needed to use this form of acupuncture in clinical practice.
  • List the similarities associated with YNSA Scalp Acupuncture and other scalp acupuncture microsystems
  • Describe and find treatment areas associated with the YNSA somatotope
  • Describe and point out the location of the major landmarks used to find YNSA Scalp Acupuncture points.
  • Describe and point out the location of the most commonly used YNSA Scalp Points
  • Describe and find the correct procedure and needling technique for treating YNSA Scalp Points, and begin practicing the techniques needed to use this form of acupuncture in clinical practice.

NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 4 hours

James Ventresca, DOM

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Acupuncture 220 - Acupuncture for Trigger Points

Trigger Points: Search, Find and Treat


1.0

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  • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
  • Outline current concepts in trigger point theory
  • Discuss the neurophysiology of current concepts in trigger point theory
  • Distinguish between sclerotomes, dermatomes, myotomes and discuss their importance and trigger point diagnosis
  • Discuss objective findings present in trigger point diagnosis
  • Explain the importance of segmental relationships and needling

Ivo Waerlop, DC

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Acupuncture 219 - Sterilization and Contraindication of Needling

Needle Sterilization, Contraindication and Complications of Needling


1.0

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  • NCCAOM Approved for Safety 1 hour
  • Outline the basics of clean needle technique, including defining “clean field” and offering recommendations
  • Discuss the most common methods of sterilization
  • Contrast sterilization vs disposable needles
  • Present the most common complications of needling
  • Discuss contraindications to needling
  • Present the most common infectious agents as risk factors for needling

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