Acupuncture - Chiropractic Doctor

Acupuncture 219
Needle Sterilization, Contraindication and Complications of Needling

1.0

  • 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

Waerlop, DC

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Acupuncture 218
Needle Manipulation Technique in Dry Needling and Acupuncture

1.0

  • 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

Waerlop, DC

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Acupuncture 217
Mechanisms of Analgesia in Dry Needling

1.0

  • Review the 2 major afferent pain pathways
  • Discuss the local, segmental and cortical responses to pain and a painful stimulus
  • Describe the major, descending inhibitory pathways for pain including the enkephalinergic, serotonergic and noradrenergic pathways
  • Describe the cholinergic inhibitory pathway for pain
  • Explain how dry needling and acupuncture affect these pain pathways

Waerlop, DC

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Acupuncture 216
The Physiological Effects of Dry Needling

1.0

  • Acquaint the clinician with the physiological effects of acupuncture and dry needling
  • Provide supportive literature for the physiological effects of dry needling
  • Present the concept of central desensitization as it relates to acupuncture and dry needling
  • Discuss how dry needling affects pain modulation, range of motion, muscle activation and the chemical environment surrounding trigger points

Waerlop, DC

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Acupuncture 215
Functional Neurology and Trigger Point Dry Needling

2.0

Hour 1:

  • Review the neurophysiological basis of dry needling
  • Outline the pain pathway from the periphery to the central nervous system
  • Review excitation/contraction coupling and muscle contraction theory
  • Discuss the functions and distribution of alpha and gamma motor neurons

Hour 2:

  • Explain and emphasize the functions of interneurons in the spinal cord
  • Discuss muscle spindles and golgi tendon organs anatomy
  • Explain the role of muscle spindles and golgi tendon organs in dry needling
  • Contrast slow versus fast stretch
  • Introduce the concept of the “central integrated state”
  • Emphasize the relevance of cerebellar function to dry needling

Waerlop, DC

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Acupuncture 214
Ren Mai, Du Mai, Liver 14 and Pulse Diagnosis

2.0

  • 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

Waerlop, DC

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Acupuncture 213
Triple Warmer Metabolism and the Vital Substances

1.0

  • 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

Waerlop, DC

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Acupuncture 212
The 8 Extra Vessels and Extraordinary Meridians

1.0

  • 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

Waerlop, DC

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Acupuncture 211
Qi and The Pertinent Pericardium

1.0

  • 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

Waerlop, DC/Fasolino DC, Lic Ac

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Acupuncture 210
The San Jiao: a closer look

3.0

  • 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

Waerlop, DC/Fasolino DC, Lic Ac

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Acupuncture 209
Points and Acupuncture Points You Should Know

1.0

  • 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

Waerlop, DC/Fasolino DC, Lic Ac

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Acupuncture 208
Needle Manipulation Technique

1.0

  • Identify the layers of integument that you are piercing while doing acupuncture
  • Compare and contrast the physiological consequences of superficial, medium and deep needling
  • Differentiate which depth of needling is appropriate for the desired effect
  • Describe the neurological pathways involved with acupuncture needling
  • Explain the significance of needle retention time

Waerlop, DC/Fasolino DC, Lic Ac

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Acupuncture 207
Neurology of Acupuncture

2.0

  • 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

Waerlop, DC/Fasolino DC, Lic Ac

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Acupuncture 206
Homeostatic Acupuncture Points

3.0

  • 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

Waerlop, DC/Fasolino DC, Lic Ac

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Acupuncture 205 - 211
Course Group includes all Acupuncture Courses numbered 205 thru 211

12.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Acupuncture 205 through Acupuncture 211

Waerlop, DC/Fasolino DC, Lic Ac

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Acupuncture 205
Tongue Diagnosis

1.0

  • 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

Waerlop, DC/Fasolino DC, Lic Ac

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Acupuncture 104
Protocols for 5 Common Conditions

1.0

  • Summarize the usage of points related to the conditions presented.
  • Utilize point prescriptions for 5 common conditions seen in a chiropractic office (Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Skin Conditions, Difficulty Sleeping, Knee Pain).
  • Reproduce results using the basics of Acupuncture.
  • Modify beginner’s protocols and further develop for more specific use in your office.
  • Integrate new point selections into your existing practice and begin treating additional conditions.

Bobik, DC, DABCA

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Acupuncture 103
Vital Substances and differentiating the Twelve Internal Organs

1.0

  • Discuss Vital Substances, Mind (Shen) and the Function of Yin and Yang Organs
  • Differentiate Qi, Blood, Body Fluids and Essence (Jing)
  • Identify and interpret the Mind (Shen)
  • Identify and differentiate the function between the twelve internal organs Yin/Zang and Yang/Fu organs
  • Identify and differentiate the six Extraordinary Yang organs

Sherman, DC

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Acupuncture 102
Differentiating Yin/Yang and the Five Elements/Phases

1.0

  • Discuss acupuncture theory (Yin/Yang, Qi and Five Elements)
  • Differentiate Yin/Zang organs and Yang/Fu organs
  • Differentiate the different types of Qi
  • Identify the Five Elements/Phases
  • Differentiate the four interactions of the Five Elements/Phases
  • Identify the Five Shu (Transporting) Points

Sherman, DC

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Acupuncture 101
History and Philosophy of Acupuncture

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  • Discuss the history and philosophy of acupuncture
  • Identify and differentiate the three founders of Chinese Medicine
  • Differentiate the three pillars (three central influences of Chinese thought)
  • Identify the first material used to make acupuncture needles
  • Identify acupunctures struggle to survive and become recognized and accepted
  • Recognize the most influential scripts and texts used in early acupuncture history
  • Discuss the most significant events in acupuncture history from the early 20th century to the present time

Sherman, DC

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