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Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain is a webinar series for the serious practitioner of orthopedic and sports acupuncture. In these courses, Whitfield Reaves describes specific treatment protocols for common injury and pain syndromes. Emphasis is on diagnosis and assessment, including anatomical understanding the numerous types of tissues involved, such as trigger points, motor points, tendons, and ligaments.

Course 3 begins with an overview of important “tools”, including electro-stimulation, gua sha, cups, and specific needles used in sports acupuncture. It continues with:

(1) The rotator cuff attachment, the Teres minor, the Subcapularis.

(2) The Shu-stream point combination. A discussion on the use of the shu-stream points in treating pain.

(3) The Biceps. Assessment and treatment of bicipital tendonitis, including “threading the tendon”.

(4) The Tendino-muscle meridians.The Tendino-muscle meridians are useful in treating muscular and fascial pain, yet are often overlooked by modern era Chinese acupuncture. Some important facets of this system are covered, and how to use them.

(5) The shoulder capsule. Unique “front and back” treatment that targets the shoulder capsule

The material of this webinar series is the integration of traditional Chinese acupuncture with western orthopedic and sports medicine. We structure these courses in order to increase practitioner confidence in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of the shoulder.

This webinar series is designed to be viewed in sequential order. We strongly recommend that the practitioner complete the courses of this series from beginning to end.

This series was introduced in 2021 and represents Whitfield’s most current material on sports acupuncture, with demonstration video filmed in HD. The nine courses include additional injuries not covered in the 2011 series, Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series. Each course in this new series features more in-depth instruction on diagnosis, assessment, and treatment techniques. Whether or not you have already taken the older series, this new one is a must-have for deepening your clinical mastery.

Upon completing this series, you will be eligible to register for The Practicum Series with Whitfield Reaves, a live hands-on course featuring direct supervision of location, palpation, and needle technique.

Price: $204.75
Florida (5), California [Until 2023/03/08]*, NCCAOM (5), Standard Certificate, IVAS
Length: 5.25 Hrs
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
Access Period: Lifetime
Notes: Notes are provided with this course.


  • To be able to describe three common settings on an electrical stimulation machine.
  • To be able to describe how to treat the rotator cuff attachments at the humerus in the region of Large Intestine 15 and San Jiao 14.
  • To be able to list all six of the shu-stream point combinations of the yang meridians.
  • To learn how to locate the biceps tendon in the bicepital groove of the humerus.
  • To list clinically relevant points in the treatment used for the shoulder capsule.


0 hrs - 45 minElectrical stimulation, gua sha tools, cups, needles, and other equipment.

45 min - 1.5 hrsRotator cuff attachments, teres minor, subscapularis, and other shoulder conditions.

1.5 hrs - 2 hrsShu-stream point combination in treating pain.

2 hrs - 2.75 hrsThe biceps muscle group, and lesions at the long head of the bicepital tendon.

2.75 hrs - 3.25 hrsThe tendino-muscle meridians (Jingjin).

3.25 hrs - 4 hrsThe shoulder capsule, frozen shoulder.

4 hrs - 4.25 hrsTheoretical Summary and Review.

4.25 hrs - 5.25 hrsProtocols for Bicepital Tendon, Shoulder Capsule, Rotator Cuff Attachments, Sternal-Clavicular Joint, Equipment & Needles, Electrical Stimulation.



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 »


I appreciate the thorough coverage of each muscle and joint area. The extra teaching points are extremely helpful, especially estim. You have explained and simplified the mystery around adding electrical stimulation to the muscles and fibrous tissue. this webinar has given me new ways of addressing issues with much more confidence and knowledge.Shirley C.Canada

Fantastic course, detailed descriptions of pathologies and treatment protocols. I love the addition of included "teaching points," which highlight techniques practitioners may or may not be familiar with and are always wonderful to review under a new lens of protocols!Tiffany H.United States of America


*CEU/CPD ApprovalsSome accreditation bodies have course approval expirations. If the approval expires, you will see a notice next to the name with a date of expiration: "[Until YYYY/MM/DD]". Please factor this date into your own renewal deadline. If an approval expires, you will be able to request that it is renewed and we will submit it for you within 2 business days. Renewals normally come back to us after 30 days. If your accreditation body is not listed under the "Approved" section, you may find it under the "Pending" section. That means that it is either currently pending approval, or that it is available for you to request: "[Upon Request]". New course approvals usually come back to us after 45 days. We use an automated system within our platform that allows you to make these requests in an easy and convenient way. Just visit the course page in your Net of Knowledge account and click the "Request Approval" button at the top. Each "Course and CEUs/CPDs" purchase grants you 1 request per accreditation body. If you request a course approval and do not complete it before its new expiration date, you will need to purchase another "CEU/CPD Add-On" to make another request. If the course is ineligible for approval with an accreditation body due to their subject-matter policies, it will be listed as "[Ineligible]", and no requests will be possible for the course.

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Unlimited Access & CEUSYou will have unlimited access to this course for as long as it is on Net of Knowledge, so that you can keep reviewing and learning from it over the years. CEU requirements must be completed within 1 year from the purchase. During this time, you must view the training and complete any required documents to get your certificate. You must also print and save your certificate for your own records.

Cancellation PolicyPlease note we do not offer refunds for our recorded online courses/webinars.

NoteThis recording is available in an online format only; you will not receive a DVD or physical copy of the recording – it is only available to watch as a course to watch on the internet through your online account.


Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series - Course 1
By Whitfield Reaves
CEUs/PDAs: 1.5
Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series - Course 2
By Whitfield Reaves
CEUs/PDAs: 1
Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series - Course 3
By Whitfield Reaves
CEUs/PDAs: 1
Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series - Course 4
By Whitfield Reaves
CEUs/PDAs: 1

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