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Acupuncture for Sports Medicine Series Schedule:(Classes for 2019)

1. Myofascial Trigger Point 1-Basics- Dry needling-Feb 24

2. Myofascial Trigger Point 2-Advanced- Dry needling-Mar 17

3. Sports Acupuncture Principles and Distal Needling-April 28

4. Master Tung Points for Pain Management-May 19

5. KT Taping Upper and Lower Body -tbd

6. Formulas for Sports Injuries: Internal and Topical Preparations-tbd

7. Review class: LAcs 2units (4hours)-optional-tbd

Past Classes:

1. Introduction to Acupuncture for Sports Medicine
Sunday, December 6, 2015: 9am-6pm (8 CA CAB CEUs approved)

An overview of techniques used to treat sports injuries and orthopedic conditions will be discussed.  Topics include “Balance” technique, wrist-ankle acupuncture, Master Tung points and trigger point needling.  This is a good class for those interested in treating sports injuries to get an understanding of essential acupuncture techniques used to treat injuries and pain effectively.  You will learn how to differentiate between acute and chronic conditions and how to treat each.  This course is an introduction on how to treat basic injuries and pain conditions.  It will lay the groundwork for future classes with more in depth study in each of the various techniques.

2. Acupuncture KinesioTaping for Common Injuries 
(4 CEUs CAB approved for each class):
     Saturday, December 12, 2015- Class I- Upper body taping: 2pm-6pm
     Sunday, December 13, 2015- Class II- Lower body taping: 10am-2pm

3. Formulas for Sports Medicine

  In Chinese Medicine, trauma and injury affects the normal circulation of the body and causes “qi and blood stasis” leading to the perception of pain.  There is also the idea that cold and damp can penetrate areas of the body where the vital energy has been compromised.  This can lead to arthritic pains with age that often increases with weather changes and is difficult to treat.  In cases of acute trauma where ice seems indicated, use these topical formulas instead.   In most cases, medical advice is to rest and elevate.  By using these liniments, an injury can recover a lot sooner.  The mechanism of action is reducing inflammation while dispersing congealed blood and fluids. 

Registration or questions:

Please email or fill out the REGISTRATION-FORM2019

Participants need to preregister for the class.  We will be emailing out full colored class handouts for review prior to class so we can focus more on working hands on with each participant on class day.