A Professional Certification in Orthopedic Acupuncture

Orthopedic Acupuncture
Program Module

One Weekend

September 8-9, 2018

Module is held on
Saturday and Sunday
8:30 AM-5:30 PM

Orthopedic Acupuncture incorporates
Classical Meridian acupuncture approaches
with Japanese Meridian Theory.
Orthopedic Acupuncture seeks treatment for
common conditions of acute and chronic pain,
soft tissue injuries, postural imbalances, TCM
organ syndromes and other chronic health
care disorders. Course content includes the
use of TCM organ diagnosis and theory,
Trigger, Motor, Auricular and referred pain
patterns, assessment of the musculoskeletal
system for postural dysfunctions,
compensatory movement patterns, muscular
integrity and range of motion and how to
incorporate this information into an
acupuncture protocol.


syndromes, Muscular bi, Febrile bi, Fixed bi,
Painful bi, Wandering bi, Tendino-Jing -Luo
bi, Trauma, Zang-Fu imbalance, Qi and blood
Asian Pathology:
Excess (shi), Deficiency (xu), Hot (re)/ Cold
(han), Yin / Yang, External (biao) / Internal
(li), Stagnation of Qi and Blood.
Soft Tissue Injury:
Sprains, Bursitis, Joint Pain, Ligaments,
Treating joint disorders, Osteoarthritis,
Rheumatoid arthritis, Gouty arthritis.
Cramping, Bruises, Strains, Repetitive Strain
injury, Fibromyalgia, Polymyalgia, Myofascial
Trigger Point.


Cranio-Cervical Spine:

Examination of the cervical spine, Acute
cervicalgia, Points affecting cervical spine,
Scalene muscle trigger points, Cervical
muscle trigger points, Levator Scapulae
trigger points, TMJ syndrome, Myofascial
headache, Cervical induced neurological
symptomatology, Bi syndromes (pathogenic
factors),  Degenerative joint disease, cervical/
occipital cephalgia.

Thoracic Spine:

Examination of the thoracic spine, Disorders
affecting the thoracic spine, Myofascial pain
patterns, Vertebral syndromes, Paraspinal
muscle trigger points, Ankylosing spondylitis,
Fracture of the rib, Points that affect the
thoracic spine.

Lumbo-Sacral Spine:

Examination of the lumbar spine, Chronic
lumbar pain, Frequent episodic acute
lumbalgia, Intervertebral disc syndromes,
Myofascial trigger points, General acute low
back pain, Points affecting the lumbar, Bi
syndromes invasion by cold, Kidney
deficiency in lumbalgia, Super Ming Men
Treatment and Auricular protocols



The Shoulder:

Examination of the Shoulder: Perspective
from TCM, Points affecting the shoulder,
Disorders of the shoulder, Muscles of the
shoulder, Rotator Cuff syndrome, Acute
supraspinatus tendinitis, Inflamation of
supraspinatus tendon, Inflamation of
infraspinatus tendon, Inflamation of the
tendon of the long head of the bicep, Shoulder
joint sprain, Frozen shoulder, Acromio-
clavicular sprain.

The Elbow:

Examination: Perspective from TCM, Points
which affect the elbow, Lateral epicondylitis
(Tennnis elbow), Medial epicondylitis
(Golfers elbow),General arthritis,
Manipulation of the elbow.

The Forearm, Wrist and Hand:

Examination: Perspective from TCM, Carpal
Tunnel syndrome, Muscle, tendon sheath,
Points affecting the wrist and the hand,
inflammation of the tendon and tendon
sheath, Contraction of the palmar fascia
(Dupuytren's), Sprain of lunate capitate
ligament, Sprain of the ulnar collateral
ligament, (thumb) Osteoarthritis,


The Hip, Groin and Thigh:

Examination: Perspective from TCM, Points
that affect region, Buttock and posterior
thigh paion, Hamstring strains, Piriformis
syndrome, Psoas muscle spasm, Myofascial
trigger points, Sciatic neuralgia, Pain in the
groin and thigh, Rectus femoris strain,
Osteoarthritis of the hip

The Knee:

Examination: Perspective from TCM, Points
that affect the knee, Disorders of the knee,
Acute injuries, Edematous conditions of the
knee, Ligament injuries, Meniscus lesions,
Osgood Schlatter's syndrome, Degenerative
arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Myofascial trigger
points, Busitis.

The Leg, Ankle and Foot:

Examination: Perspective from TCM, Points
that affect the entire region,  Gastrocnemius
strain, Posterior compartment syndrome,
Anterior compartment syndrome, Heel pain,
Plantar fascitis, Calcaneal inflammation,
Sprain of ankle, Deep venous thrombosis,
Shin splints, Mid Tarsal sprains, Stress
fracture of the navicular, Osteoarthritis of
the ankle.

Effective Treatment:

Selecting the proper points, The types of
points: Transportation, Elemental, Yuan,
Luo, Horary, Primary meridians, Musculo-
Tendino meridians, Extraordinary meridians,
Tsing points, Electro Meridian Imaging in
Somatic conditions, Electronic stimulation,
Ultrasonic Stimulation, Laser stimulation,
Clean Needle Technique, Cupping, Dry
Needling, Frequency of treatment,
Tonification and Sedation


How to apply the knowledge gained to a
typical practice. How to charge, What to say
and how to say it, How to double your
practice, Turning your practice into a referral
practice, Treating the whole person.

    Upon completion of the
    Orthopedic Acupuncture
    program,  the practitioner
    will be:

    • Competent in the principles and  
      practice in the art, science and
      philosophy of acupuncture   

    • Confident in the assessment and
      treatment of patients using            
            Orthopedic Acupuncture and   
       proficient in the use of
       appropriate adjunctive

    • Informed of national standards  
      and ethics of the professional
      practice of Acupuncture and
      Oriental Medicine as set by the  
      National Commission for the
      Medicine (NCCAOM)

    • Improve Patient Clinical  

    • Manage Complex     
      Musculoskeletal Cases

    • Obtain 15 CEU’s from an        
      Accredited Program
            National University of
      Health Sciences

    • Enhance Clinical and Diagnostic   

    Orthopedic Acupuncture

    •Increase Patient Referrals

 Applicants must have completed       
the CAP Certification for Practitioners
or equivelent to a 100 hour   
certification course in acupuncture

 Licensed Acupuncturists: LAc's

 September 8-9, 2018
   Saturday and Sunday

  Morning 8:30-9:00 AM
  Registration and Breakfast Included

  9:00 AM-12:30 PM Morning         

  12:30 to 1:30 Lunch Included

  1:30-3:30 Afternooon Lecture

  3:30-5:30PM Clinical Lab

Best Western Hotel in North Haven, CT

Registration and Payment in full
by August 1, 2018: Discounted
Fee $ 599.00

Registration in Full after
August 1, 2018: Fee 649.00

  All Course Materials,         
  Laboratory Supplies, Continuing
  Education Credits,
  Orthopedic Acupuncture
  Breakfast and Lunch served both
  Saturday and Sunday

Course Overview
Course Objectives
Benefits of Certification
Connecticut Acupuncture
Certification Program
2821 Old Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

Phone: 203-288-2821
Fax: 203-288-2854
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Principles and Practice of  
Orthopedic Acupuncture and
Oriental Medicine
Schedule and Location
Tuition and Registration
Prerequisite for Course
September 8-9, 2018