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Acupuncture Training

Acupuncture Training – Sharon Sauer on Treating the Shoulder

Trigger point expert Sharon Sauer shares decades of experience on treating the most common type of shoulder pain she sees; pain in the front of the shoulder. She explains how this is commonly caused by trigger points in the infraspinatus muscle, introduces some range of motion tests to help determine if the infraspinatus is the cause, and which part of ...

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Acupuncture Training – David Legge on Treating the Shoulder

I interview David Legge, getting his thoughts on the concept of Qi and his valuable insights on treating the shoulder. About the Guest David Legge is an author and senior practitioner of acupuncture. He has made valuable contributions to the field with his books on treating musculoskeletal pain and on elucidating the concept of the Jingjin. Books by the Guest ...

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Acupuncture Haemothorax

  Another article documenting an adverse effect of acupuncture has come out. This article describes a haemothorax that occured from acupuncture. So what’s the difference between a haemothorax and a pneumothorax? A haemothorax is a collection of blood in the plueral space vs a collection of air in the pleural space. The article mentions electro-acupuncture being used and also “intense ...

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Acupuncture for Satellite Trigger Points

Recently a colleague and I were discussing a problem that happens sometimes when doing trigger point work. You treat an area that is tight and tender, but the patient doesn’t improve. Or they will improve only temporarily. This is a broad topic but I want to address one aspect of this problem and try to address other aspects of it ...

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Keep in Touch!

Over the years I have received thanks from many patients for this one simple action. They thank me for touching their forearm during the treatment. Some have expressed that they wished their “regular” doctor would touch them like that because it was so reassuring. I’ve had the same experience. Last time I went to the dentist, I thought it would ...

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Get a Mentor!

Mentorship is valuable in every field. I encourage everyone that is studying acupuncture to find a mentor. I’ve had 2 main mentors since I started studying acupuncture. The first mentor I had was Jing Chen author and illustrator of An Anatomical Atlas of Chinese Acupuncture Points. While I was going to school, I spent 2 years working for him. I ...

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Acupuncture Insertion Training Tool!

This video will guide you step by step to make a handy dandy spring loaded acupuncture needle insertion training tool! If you watch the video on the Ashi Acupuncture Youtube channel, you’ll be able to navigate the video using the time annotations in the description.

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How To Use Your Acupuncture Practice Pad

This is the practice that I was taught by Chen Naiming, head of the acupuncture department of the Shandong provincial hospital, when I studied acupuncture in China. This will build up your hand strength and sensitivity and pay big dividends in your clinical practice. Here’s the article on how to make the practice pad. The video for making the pad ...

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