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Acupuncture Treatment of Joint Dysfunction Made Easy

Monday, 10/29 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tuesday, 10/30 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Learn how to integrate Chinese acupuncture practices with an understanding of anatomy, orthopedics, and sports medicine. Each attendee will improve their skills and gain confidence in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of many common joint injuries seen in the acupuncture clinic. Treatment of joint pain, injury, and dysfunction is a daily need in the acupuncture clinic, but effective treatment includes more than is typically described in the classic and modern acupuncture texts. A clear understanding of anatomy and the movement pattern of the joint results in a better treatment plan and choice of points. Whitfield Reaves will teach attendees how to effectively use acupuncture, electrical stimulation, and other techniques for common injury sites. The role of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia on the joint will be included, and will lead the practitioner to effective meridian and point selection. Learn how to integrate Chinese acupuncture practices with an understanding of anatomy, orthopedics, and sports medicine. Each attendee will improve their skills and gain confidence in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of many common joint injuries seen in the acupuncture clinic. Treatment of joint pain, injury, and dysfunction is a daily need in the acupuncture clinic, but effective treatment includes more than is typically described in the classic and modern acupuncture texts. A clear understanding of anatomy and the movement pattern of the joint results in a better treatment plan and choice of points. Whitfield Reaves will teach attendees how to effectively use acupuncture, electrical stimulation, and other techniques for common injury sites. The role of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia on the joint will be included, and will lead the practitioner to effective meridian and point selection.

Whitfield Reaves

Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc, is a nationally certified acupuncturist, and has been in clinical practice since 1981. He received his Doctor of Oriental Medicine (OMD) degree in 1983. His thesis, titled "Acupuncture and the treatment of common running injuries", was one of the first-ever English language works integrating traditional Chinese acupuncture with western orthopedic and sports medicine. Whitfield's clinical experience includes medical care for athletes at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, as well as track and field, skiing, cycling, and triathlon events nationally over the last 30 years. In addition, he is the author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain, one of the only texts on sports acupuncture available in the West. Whitfield Reaves has earned a distinguished role in the development of orthopedic and sports medicine in the acupuncture profession in North America and Europe. Highlights of his career include: • Practitioner for international athletes during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games • International lecturer on Acupuncture Sports Medicine • Author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain (Hidden Needle Press, 2009) • Director and founder of The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program www.whitfieldreaves.com

 

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