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Acupuncture 228
Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Achilles Tendinopathy

1.0

  • Develop diagnostic tools and complementary treatment approaches to Achilles tendinopathy and related Achiiles tendon issues
  • Outline a complete approach to treatment from assessment to acupuncture to patient advice
  • Discover major points and regions used most to treat Achilles tendon issues
  • Apply palpation and needling concepts to regions affecting/affected by Achilles tendinopathy
  • Devise treatment plans specific to the patient’s Achilles tendon issue

Scott R Smith, L.OM

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 227
Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

1.0

  • Develop diagnostic tools and complementary treatment approaches to tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Outline a complete approach to treatment from assessment to acupuncture to patient advice
  • Discover major points and regions used most to treat issues related to the tarsal tunnel of the foot
  • Apply palpation and needling concepts to regions affecting/affected by tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Devise treatment plans specific to the patient’s medial foot/tarsal tunnel complaint

Scott R Smith, L.OM

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 226
Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Plantar Fascia Disorders

1.0

  • Develop diagnostic tools and complementary treatment approaches to heel pain, plantar fasciitis and plantar fascia disorders
  • Outline a complete approach to treatment from assessment to acupuncture to patient advice
  • Discover major points and regions used most to treat plantar fascia disorders
  • Apply palpation and needling concepts to regions affecting/affected by heel pain, plantar fasciitis and plantar fasciopathy
  • Devise treatment plans specific to the patient’s plantar fascia complaint

Scott R Smith, L.OM

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 225
Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Metatarsophalangeal Joint

1.0

  • Develop diagnostic tools and complementary treatment approaches to Metatarsophalangeal joint pain, Turf toe and first Metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint issues
  • Outline a complete approach to treatment from assessment to acupuncture to patient advice
  • Discover major foot points and regions used most to achieve better treatment outcomes
  • Apply palpation and traction needling concepts to regions affecting the first metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Devise treatment plans specific to patient’s first metatarsophalangeal joint complaint

Scott R Smith, L.OM

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 224
Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Capsulitis and Mortons Metatarsalgia

1.0

  • Develop diagnostic tools and complementary treatment approaches to Morton’s metatarsalgia, capsulitis and forefoot pain
  • Outline a complete approach to treatment from assessment to acupuncture to patient advice
  • Discover major foot points and regions used most to achieve better treatment outcomes
  • Apply palpation and “grid” needling concepts to regions affecting/affected by Morton’s metatarsalgia, capsulitis and forefoot pain
  • Devise treatment plans specific to patient’s forefoot complaint

Scott R Smith, L.OM

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 223
Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

1.0

  • Develop diagnostic tools and complementary treatment approaches to lateral ankle issues, inversion injuries and sinus tarsi syndrome
  • Discover the association between lateral ankle injuries and sinus tarsi syndrome
  • Outline a complete approach to treatment from assessment to acupuncture to patient advice
  • Gain a better understanding of the distribution, pathology and function of the six leg muscle channels
  • Devise a treatment plan specific to patient’s lateral ankle injury and sinus tarsi syndrome

Scott R Smith, L.OM

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 222 - 228
Acupuncture for Foot Disorders

7.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Acupunture 222 through 228

Scott R Smith, L.OM

AudioVisual Course

$140.00 USD

Acupuncture 222
Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Introduction

1.0

  • Develop diagnostic tools and complementary treatment approaches to common foot disorders
  •  Outline a complete approach to treatment from assessment to acupuncture to patient advice
  •  Discover major points and regions used most to achieve better treatment outcomes
  •  Apply palpation and needling concepts to regions affecting/affected by foot disorders
  •  Devise treatment plans specific to patient’s foot complaint

Scott R Smith, L.OM

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 221
Acupuncture and Pain and Extremities & Migraine

2.0

Hour 1
  • Evaluate existing evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture in influencing the functional connectivity of the central nervous system in patients with musculoskeletal pain
  • Critically evaluate the current evidence for acupuncture as a treatment for acute low back pain
  • Determine the effectiveness of acupuncture for chronic pain conditions
  • Summarize the most current scientific evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture on acute, subacute and chronic neck pain
Hour 2
  • Assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture therapies for the management of upper and lower extremity musculoskeletal disorders
  • Compare differences in brain activation patterns in migraine patients before and after long-term treatment with real or sham acupuncture
  • Determine if true acupuncture is more effective than sham acupuncture for prevention of migraine attacks
  • Establish the time course of acupuncture effects in those with chronic pain

Shawn Thistle, DC

Downloadable Course in PDF
Journal Article Review
Text

$40.00 USD

Acupuncture 220

Trigger Points: Search, Find and Treat


1.0

  • 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 acupuncture

Ivo Waerlop, DC

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

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 as it related to acupuncture
  • Discuss the most common methods of sterilization
  • Contrast sterilization vs disposable needles
  • Present the most common complications of acupuncture
  • Discuss contraindications to acupuncture
  • Present the most common infectious agents as risk factors for acupuncture

Ivo Waerlop, DC

Adobe PDF Download
AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

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 acupuncture
  • Review the neurological pathways involved with acupuncture
  • Summarize the local, segmental and cortical effects of acupuncture
  • Contrast the physiological effects of depth of insertion and retention time of acupuncture

Ivo Waerlop, DC

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

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 acupuncture affect these pain pathways

Ivo Waerlop, DC

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 216

The Physiological Effects of Dry Needling


1.0

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

Ivo Waerlop, DC

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 215

Functional Neurology and Trigger Point Dry Needling


2.0

Hour 1:

  • Review and expand on, from a Western perspective, the neurophysiological basis of acupuncture
  • 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 acupuncture
  • Contrast slow versus fast stretch
  • Introduce the concept of the “central integrated state” as it relates to acupuncture and acupuncture therapy
  • Emphasize the relevance of cerebellar function to acupuncture as it relates to cerebellar output and modulation

Ivo Waerlop, DC

AudioVisual Course

$40.00 USD

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

Ivo Waerlop, DC

AudioVisual Course

$40.00 USD

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

Ivo Waerlop, DC

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

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

Ivo Waerlop, DC

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

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

Ivo Waerlop, DC/Russ Fasolino DC, Lic Ac

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

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

Ivo Waerlop, DC/Russ Fasolino DC, Lic Ac

AudioVisual Course

$60.00 USD

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

Ivo Waerlop, DC/Russ Fasolino DC, Lic Ac

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

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

Ivo Waerlop, DC/Russ Fasolino DC, Lic Ac

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

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

Ivo Waerlop, DC/Russ Fasolino DC, Lic Ac

AudioVisual Course

$40.00 USD

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

Ivo Waerlop, DC/Russ Fasolino DC, Lic Ac

AudioVisual Course

$60.00 USD

Acupuncture 205 - 211
12.0

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

Ivo Waerlop, DC/Russ Fasolino DC, Lic Ac

AudioVisual Course

$216.00 USD

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

Ivo Waerlop, DC/Russ Fasolino DC, Lic Ac

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

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.

Kristen Halland, DC, DABCA

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

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

Paul Sherman, DC

Text

$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 102

Differentiating Yin Yang and the Five Elements and 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

Paul Sherman, DC

Text

$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 101

History and Philosophy of Acupuncture


1.0

  • 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

Paul Sherman, DC

Text

$20.00 USD