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Whitfield Reaves has frequently commented that there is no single injury more rewarding to treat than shoulder pain that is a result of supraspinatous tendonitis. With both trigger and motor points located in the region of Small Intestine 12, the practitioner is able to treat this rotator cuff muscle with an easy-to-master acupuncture sports medicine needle technique. However, the precarious location of the supraspinatous tendon beneath the acromion, between the points LI 16 and LI 15, may take a bit more practice to needle with precision.

What makes the supraspinatous muscle problematic for the acupuncturist is that the pain often refers to the deltoid region of the shoulder, and, occasionally, distally down the arm and forearm. This deltoid region pain leads many practitioners to a diagnosis of Large Intestine (Yang ming) and San Jiao (Shao yang) disorders; this often results in treatments that rarely suffice. This one-hour webinar by Whitfield Reaves covers these issues of assessment and treatment, and clearly give the practitioner a guide to treat this common cause of shoulder pain.

Price: $39.00
CEUs/PDAs: 1 Approved: NCCAOM, Florida, Standard Certificate, California, IVAS
Length: 1 Hrs
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
Access Period: Lifetime
Notes: Notes are provided with this course.


  • To perform two orthopedic tests that assist in the diagnosis of supraspinatus involvement.
  • To perform one orthopedic test that assists in the diagnosis of supraspinatus tendon impingement syndrome.
  • To use palpation in order to locate trigger points of the supraspinatus.
  • To be able to describe needle technique on the local point SI 12.
  • To be able to describe needle technique on the sub-acromial zone using LI 16 and LI 15.


0 hrs - 15 minAnatomy of the supraspinatus muscle.

15 min - 30 minClinical assessment of pathology of the supraspinatous muscle.

30 min - 45 minDemonstration of assessment - Demo of palpation of the supraspinatous, point location, and palpation of the subacromial portion of the tendon.

45 min - 1 hrsDemonstration of technique - needle technique of Small Intestine 12, 16, and rotator cuff tendon.



In practice for over 30 years, Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac., specializes in the field of sports medicine. Being in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, Whitfield's experience includes working with athletes at the 1984 LA Olympic Games and other sport competitions; an author, he teaches internationally as well. Read More »


Mr. Reaves is an excellent teacher. Through his use of repetition of key concepts, anatomical pictures, notes in bullet form, needling and mm testing demonstrations, he delivers a very useful course on each individual mm.Heather B.Canada

Excellent for clarity, with respect to treatment using diagnostic methods to differentiate between pain of the deltoid presentation and actual supraspinatous ms!Maya C.United States

Great course. Very informative, love the combination of the western anatomy and the Chinese medicine. Feel a lot more confident now when a patient comes to me with an injury.Maria L.Ireland

I first had purchased Dr. Reavess Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain. I had started glancing through various techniques and found his attention to particular muscles very effective in clinic which gave patients great results. This course, helped to get further insight into his teaching.Christine O.Canada

I am very happy to have found the Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series by Whitfield Reeves. I have a deep interest in anatomy, and am impressed with the practicality and clarity in these webinars. I am looking forward to my first in-person CEU class this summer. This is exactly the way I like to learn. Thank You!Wendy B.United States

Thank you for a very clear, detailed explanation of this common problem. It will help improve explanations to my patients.Jenny S.United States

This course is a great review of anatomy of muscles and actions of the muscles. It is a great foundation to learn treatment.Julie B.United States of America

This is my 3rd course and I love them more and more. So great. Very applicable. Cant wait to do more.Tara A.Canada

This course offered information I have not been aware of in my years of work. I highly recommend this course for anyone working with pain issues in their practice.Deborah T.United States

Simple and easy to follow clinical guide for treating a common shoulder complaint.Lani S.Australia

Seems very thorough, /gives both local anatomy and points as well as Ideas for lots of other points to help the condition.Shirley C.Canada


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