Trigger Point Acupuncture Continuing Education – January 27 & 28
“This is a field of acupuncture that is a specialty of its own. It is an advanced needling technique that requires extensive training.”
Gain a competitive advantage by providing a knowledgeable and more comprehensive practice with training in Advanced Trigger Point Acupuncture.
Two Day Seminar in Trigger Point Acupuncture. Day One will be an introduction to theory, technique, and treatment. Day Two is focused entirely on Advanced techniques for treating the Shoulder.
“I learned that “trigger points” are different from Ashi points; dry needling is acupuncture but not used as in TCM. That is why it’s beneficial for L.Ac.’s to learn about the “trigger points” so they can add those to the scope of their practice and do the trigger points release in a much safer way than PTs.”
Acupuncturists need to take the lead in any form of invasive needling. This very affordable workshop (up to 15 CEUs) targets this area of Dry Needling and Trigger Point Therapy and prepares Acupuncturists to be competitive in this area.
Gain this competitive advantage by becoming even more knowledgeable and comprehensive using this style of practice. PIHMA is excited to welcome guest instructor and PIHMA Alumnus Adrian Hillyer, L.Ac., who is teaching this approach to acupuncture students at Bastyr so they can take the lead in this perceived form of practice.
“Dry needling may be one of the missing protocols in Acupuncture for addressing the tendino-muscular channel. Most if not all of the acupuncture literature states that this pathway of the body doesn’t have its own points, but may be addressed topically using various methods in order to elicit a therapeutic response. It think this system is amazing and quite effective in any situation where it may be indicated.”
This course helps Acupuncturists focus on “trigger point therapy” language and related techniques to not only relate more effectively to a western medical audience but to also ensure and demonstrate it is delivered with greater safety and expertise based on the acupuncturist’s extensive background and training. As experts in needling, Acupuncturists need to develop diverse ways of presenting their craft to be more compatible
in the growing market.
Practitioners and Students may take the entire weekend or choose to take single day modules (Note: Introduction Module is a prerequisite for the Advanced Shoulder treatment module).
“If an acupuncturist wants to treat pain, in my opinion, this would be the most beneficial form of needling to get results versus using TCM principles and channel needling. So I believe this is a very beneficial course to properly train acupuncturists (more deeply) in this type of needling. Plus if acupuncturists want to stay competitive in being able to offer different needling techniques, like trigger point needling, then this is the perfect course.”
Day 1 – Introduction to Trigger Point Acupuncture (Prerequisite for Day 2 – Advanced Shoulder Treatment) – Saturday, January 27th, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
This introductory course will cover the basic trigger point needling techniques and common trigger points found every day in clinic. It will provide you skills you can immediately integrate into practice and prepare you to learn more advanced trigger point skills. Register for Day 1 Only.
Day 2 – Advanced Trigger Point Dry Needling for Shoulder Treatment – Sunday, January 28th, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
We will discuss the anatomy of the shoulder including Origin, Insertion, Action, and relevant tests. We will also cover the trigger points in these muscles, their referral patterns and when it may be useful to needle these trigger points.