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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 4 discusses postural considerations, often left out of traditional acupuncture perspectives. And it includes many other useful treatment protocols for injuries to the upper extremity.

(1) The rhomboid minor. Treating neck and shoulder pain as well as correcting scapular retraction. Getting those shoulders back!

(2) The pectoralis major and minor. Protocols to reduce scapular protraction, as well as treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome from pectoralis minor entrapment.

(3) The levator scapulae. Relaxing the neck and depressing the shoulders.

(4) Treating the posterior neck, with emphasis on correcting the “anterior” head posture.

(5) Other upper extremity injuries. Includes diagnosis and assessment of medial and lateral epicondylitis, and the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.

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: $234.00
Florida, California [Until 2023/03/08]*, Standard Certificate, NCCAOM, IVAS
Length: 6 Hrs
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
Access Period: Lifetime
Notes: Notes are provided with this course.


  • To learn how to locate the rhomboid minor muscle.
  • To learn how to locate the pectoralis minor muscle.
  • To describe the signs and symptoms of neuro-vascular entrapment by the pectoralis minor muscle.
  • To describe how to treat the local point SI 14 for the levator scapulae.
  • To describe how to use the three zones to treat lateral epicondylitis.


0 hrs - 1 hrsRhomboid major and rhomboid minor.

1 hrs - 1.75 hrsPectoralis major and minor, pectoralis minor entrapment of the neuro-vascular bundle.

1.75 hrs - 2.5 hrsThe levator scapulae.

2.5 hrs - 2.75 hrsThe posterior neck muscles, the point Bladder 10 and the extraordinary point Bailao.

2.75 hrs - 3 hrsAssessment of the neck and shoulder.

3 hrs - 4.25 hrsThe upper extremity, medial and lateral elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome.

4.25 hrs - 4.5 hrsTheoretical Summary and Review.

4.5 hrs - 6 hrsProtocols for Levator, Posterior Neck, Rhomboid Major & Minor, Pectoralis Major & Minor, Elbow Lateral and Medial, Carpal Tunnel.



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 »


Refreshingly engaging course overall; the online demos are wonderfully shot, thoroughly explained and wonderfully informative!Tiffany H.United States of America


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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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