Diode Rings: Non-Insertive Adjunct Treatments for Vascular Disorders
Monday, 10/29 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
This workshop will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of vascular system problems, such as cardiovascular disease, neuropathies, painful varicose veins, and edema. Attendees will learn the most common abdominal patterns related to these conditions in order to help them make differential diagnoses through palpation. The most common applicable root and condition-specific treatments will be covered. Significant attention will be paid to the use of diode rings, a non-insertive, magnet-like device that delivers microsimulation through the skin, as an adjunct therapy for those conditions that present with noticeable signs of pain or numbness.
Vascular system disorders are common, painful, and deadly. As an acupuncturist, it can be difficult to deal with these circulatory issues, and often it seems that there is little that we can offer besides the usual promise of reducing inflammation and boosting oxygen circulation in the blood. While that is, in fact, a benefit itself, the external manifestations of vascular issues, such as neuropathies and varicose veins, are often what patients want "fixed". In addition to the usual root- and condition-specific treatments, non-insertive diode rings offer a solution. By painlessly delivering microstimulation through the skin (without the use of electricity), they can reduce inflammation and increase circulation without needling these delicate areas, which are prone to infection.