Treating the Low Back, Neck and Shoulder with Classical and Modern Acupuncture
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ava Zentrum für EEH und Eltern-Kind-Begleitung, Leonhardsberg 14, Basel
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Two 1-day classes regarding classical and modern acupuncture to treat the low back (day 1) and the neck and shoulder (day 2).

Speaker(s): Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac, DAOM, DNBAO, FAIPM is a highly-experienced clinician and an enthusiastic and skilled instructor in acupuncture orthopedics and sports medicine who genuinely enjoys providing long-term mentorship and support for acupuncturists to achieve clinical mastery and their professional goals. He is one of the only US acupuncturists who teaches joint stabilization/mobilization needling, is certified in myofascial trigger point needling, and integrates these modern acupuncture methods with classical treatment of the jing-jin ("sinew meridians" or myofascial tracts). Teaching Experience Anthony Von der Muhll is the founder of AOM Professional, and has taught Certification in Acupuncture Orthopedics since 2015, and served as a clinical supervisor at the Masters level since 2005 and as continuing education and Doctoral level since 2015. He has also taught acupuncture orthopedics and pain management in doctorate programs of the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (Oakland CA), the American College of TCM (San Francisco, CA), the Five Branches University of TCM (Santa Cruz, CA), and the Virginia University of Integrative Medicine (Fairfax, VA). He has been a featured instructor in acupuncture orthopedics at conferences of the Sports Acupuncture Alliance, the PSOAS and FLOW Symposiums, and State acupuncture associations of California, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington.

Anthony Von der Muhll, LAc., DAOM, DNBAO

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7 continuing education hours approved by TCM Fachverband and pending with US NCCAOM. Course contents include: Clinical anatomy, kinesiology, and the jing-jin ("sinew meridians" or myofascial tracts) Bones, muscles, discs and facet joints, and neurology Posture and motion dysfunctions The arthritic progression: strain/sprain, derangement, degeneration History-taking: key diagnostic questions "Red flag" symptoms of urgent/serious medical conditions potentially warranting referral to physician care: stenosis, tumors, infection, fractures, and neuropathies Identifying the affected jing-jin ("sinew meridians" or myofascial tracts). Differentiating symptoms of muscles, joint, disc, spinal cord, and nerve root injuries Neural hypersensitization and psycho-social factors Physical exam of the low back, neck and shoulder: how findings can guide acupuncture treatment Classical jing-jin and modern orthopedic observation, inspection and palpation Joint exam: active range-of-motion and passive stress testing of the spinal and shoulder joints Examination for upper and lower motor neuron lesions: deep tendon, and pathologic reflexes and sensory, and motor function Manual strength testing and referred pain pattern charts for 35 key muscles of the low back, core and pelvic girdle, neck and shoulder Special orthopedic tests for the back, neck and shoulder Clinical flow charts to facilitate efficiency and accuracy in examination Diagnosis and pattern identification Jing-jin syndromes Postural and motion dysfunctions Muscle strains and myofascial pain Radiculopathies and stenosis Chronic back, neck and shoulder pain, spondylosis, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis Spinal spondylolistheses Failed spinal surgery syndromes For the low back: post-partum pain, insufficiency of the iliolumbar and sacrotuberous ligaments, and dysfunctions of the sacroiliac joint For the neck and shoulder: cervical facet, glenohumeral and acromioclavicular joint pain Treatment of the jing-jin and orthopedic conditions Myofasicial trigger point needling. Low back: quadratus lumborum, iliopsoas, gluteals, hip external rotators, and abdominals. Neck: upper trapezius, levator scapula, scalenes, sternocliedomastoid. Joint & ligament acupuncture. Low back: iliolumbar, posterior sacro-iliac, and sacro-tuberous ligaments. Neck: spondylolistheses and facets. Shoulder: glenohumeral and acromioclavicular joints Active cupping. Suction + movement to improve spinal range-of-motion and joint biomechanics. Gua sha and tui na. Manual myofascial and joint mobilization. Electroacupuncture. For radiculopathies and spinal cord compression and injuries. 3-edged, lancet and 7-star needle therapies. Moving and draining blood stagnation to reduce pain and restore flexibility.


ava Zentrum für EEH und Eltern-Kind-Begleitung, Leonhardsberg 14, Basel

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Any medical professional licensed to practice acupuncture or dry needle therapies.


$250 per 1-day class; 10% discount for registering for both.

Last Updated

2024-07-02 14:19:17