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The infraspinatous muscle, with common trigger points, refers pain to the area of the deltoid and the shoulder joint. Seen both as an acute or chronic injury, inflammation of the muscle and tendon, as well as possible strain at the attachment to the humerus makes this rotator cuff muscle an important one to master. Like its adjacent muscle, the supraspinatous, this referral pattern leads many practitioners to a diagnosis of Large Intestine (Yangming) and San Jiao (Shaoyang) disorders, which often results in overlooking this scapular-region muscle.

The Small Intestine meridian encompasses the belly of the infraspinatous in the region of Small Intestine 11. The area between Small Intestine 9 and 10 is the muscle-tendon junction – also a common source of pain. Treating qi and blood stagnation in the infraspinatous is described and demonstrated in detail by Whitfield Reaves in this webinar.

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


  • To perform manual muscle testing to assist in the diagnosis of the condition.
  • To use palpation in order to diagnose stagnation at the muscle-tendon junction.
  • To be able to describe needle technique on the local zone of the muscle belly, in the region of SI 11.
  • To name two adjacent points and two distal points useful in treating the infraspinatous.
  • To name three related conditions that SI 11 may be effective in treating.


0 hrs - 15 minAnatomy of the infraspinatous muscle.

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

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

45 min - 1 hrsDemonstration of technique - needle technique of Small Intestine 11, Large Intestine 14, and technique for the muscle-tendon junction.



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 »


Once again, well presented and clinically useful information, given in a concise and entertaining fashion.Corrine W.Canada

Another great course from Mr Reaves. I am looking forward to continuing my online training with him. He is an interesting teacher with a very concise approach.Heather B.Canada

Fantastic course. Whitfield is an amazing presenterKingsley A.Australia

Excellent, loved it! Wish I took these classes years ago.Tara A.Canada

Very high quality series of online courses.Greta G.United States


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Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series - Course 1
By Whitfield Reaves
CEUs/PDAs: 1.5