Program Format

Learning Objective

  • Learn the similarities between canonical point anatomy and neuro-anatomy.
  • Understand the nervous system to refine intention and needle precision.
  • Experience and replicate the expected DeQi response for canonical points.
  • Learn to apply electrical stimulation to your treatments based on motor-sensory integration concepts.
  • Learn to select distal points based on Neuro-Meridian synchronization.
  • Learn to treat common neuro-muscular conditions using an elegant S.M.A.R.T. treatment plan (Sensory, Motor, Autonomic, Radiculopathy & Trigger)
 

Lecture

The canonical content taught in this program is based on Poney Chiang’s translation and interpretation.  Select chapters of the Inner Canon will be discussed, focusing on practical content relevant to treating pain.

Each of the 12 Channel Sinews will be closely examined from the original canonical source as well as dissection findings of myofascial meridians based on the work of Thomas Myers and our own cadaver dissections.  Integrated anatomical and canonical understanding of Luo-Collaterals and the Extraordinary Vessels from a pain perspective also form a significant portion of the curriculum.

Practical

The practical content is organized based on anatomical regions such as upper extremity, lower extremity, torso, and neck & head.  The practical portion of the program teaches canonical point locations based on the Spiritual Pivot and Systematic Canon (Jia Yi Jing), the two earliest acupuncture classics, which often differ from TCM/WHO modern standardized locations.

Over a third of TCM locations have drifted from the original canonical locations due to socio-political trends and Western medical influx.  Most TCM point locations lack neuro-muscular precision whereas cross-referencing of JYJ locations with over 300 anatomical articles and our own dissection-based studies demonstrate precise location over motor nerves, sensory nerves, autonomic nerves, motor entry points, select muscles and musculo-tendinous junctions. 

The practical training is focused on advanced neuro-palpation and neuro-stimulation needling techniques of JYJ points, along with associated clinic application. 

 

Certification

Level 1 Neuro-Meridian Acupuncture: Upper & Lower Extremity (4 Days)

Level 2 Neuro-Meridian Acupuncture: Torso, Neck & Head (4 Days)

Level 3 Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Entrapment with Electroacupuncture (2 Days)

Level 4 Neuro-Rehabilitation for Central Nervous System Disorders (2 Days)

Level 5 Neuro-myofascial Posturology (2 Days)



 

Prerequisites

All applicants are expected to be familiar with point location and the musculo-skeletal system.  Familiarity with neuro-anatomy is an asset, but not required.

Level 1 & 2: Any regulated health professional for whom acupuncture is within their scope of practice and has completed a 200 hour training program, or its equivalent.  Interning R.Ac/L.Ac students may also apply.

Level 1 and Level 2 can be taken in any order. 

Level 3-5 requires completion of Levels 1-2.  Level 3-5 can be taken in any order.

 

Fees

Fees vary depending on the hosting organization.  Typically instruction fee for each student range between $400-500 per day (Prices in USD if outside of Canada).

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