Students and fellow practitioners often ask me what makes an average acupuncture treatment an optimal one. My answer always revolves around the point combinations used for the treatment. What is your strategy?
Learning acupuncture point combinations (APC's) allows practitioners to use fewer points in their treatments, saving time and possible patient discomfort. You will learn how points should be grouped together, to provide optimal treatment results for different conditions like mental and emotional turmoil, musculoskeletal complaints, sports injuries, and so much more.
The course will discuss the reasons behind why acupuncture point combinations matter. Then we immerse ourselves in 26 different APC's from modern, pre-modern and classical texts. Each of these APC's are defined, analysed, queried, and sometimes even edited slightly. All of this is done in order to better understand each of the acupuncture point combinations.
This workshop isn’t designed to make you change everything about your treatments; rather, it aids your current treatments. It shows you ways that you can tweak your acupuncture point combinations for the betterment of your patient’s health.
Join me for a workshop that gives you tools that can be applied in clinic immediately!
Have a greater insight into the importance of acupuncture point combinations (APC's).
Learn about 26 different acupuncture point combinations (APC's) from modern, pre-modern and classical texts.
Be able to see the connections between the different acupuncture points in each of the 26 acupuncture point combinations (APC's).
See the value of acupuncture point combinations (APC's) in clinical practice, particularly for musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries, and mental/emotional health.
Feel confident in being able to make adjustments to their acupuncture point combinations (APC's) in clinical practice for virtually any patient presenting complaint.
0 hrs - 1.5 hrs
In part 1 the entire workshop is introduced. There is an Aussie quiz followed by a brief speaker bio. The remainder of day 1 part 1 is dedicated to laying the groundwork for acupuncture point combinations (APC's).
1.5 hrs - 3 hrs
In part 2, we explore the following acupuncture point combinations: Local and Distal, Yīn Yáng partners, Yīn Yīn partners, Yáng Yáng partners, Top and Bottom, Left and Right, Front and Back, Corresponding, Whole Body, plus Original Yīn and Yáng.
3 hrs - 4 hrs
In part 3, we explore the following acupuncture point combinations (APC's): Crown and Third Eye, Triangle of Power, Three Regions/Powers (Tiān Dì Rén), plus acupuncture points with similar Pīn Yīn Names/Meanings.
4 hrs - 5.5 hrs
In part 4, we continue to lay the groundwork for acupuncture point combinations (APC's) - extension from day 1 part 1.
5.5 hrs - 7 hrs
In part 5, we explore the following acupuncture point combinations (APC's): 'The Four Gates', ‘Three Yīn 6’s’, 'The Great Five', 'Figure Eight', plus the 'Chain and Lock'.
7 hrs - 8 hrs
In part 6, we explore the following APC's: 'Zàng Fǔ/Sān Jiāo' balance, 'Bright Foyer, Watchtower, Court, Fence and Shield', 'Back Shù, Front Mù, Yuán Source', 'Host-Guest', 'Outer Bladder Channel Five Spirit', plus 'Kidney Spirit Gate'.
William H. (United States of America)
Very helpful for considering the reasons for choosing certain point combinations
David Hartmann lives in Brisbane, Australia and has been a practicing acupuncturist since 1997. He upgraded his qualifications with a Masters of Acupuncture in 2009, and has a PhD pending.
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