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Acupuncture The Major Elements

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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$199.00 USD

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