Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series - Course 3

Shoulder Pain - The Infraspinatous Muscle

Whitfield Reaves demonstrates the treatment of Qi and Blood Stagnation in the infraspinatous muscle.

Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves

Course Overview

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.

 

This series was introduced in 2011, and is based upon single individual sports injuries. Each course provides simple and direct video for first time viewing as well as to increase precision through repetition. Even if you have taken the newer series, Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain, this old series is still an excellent resource for review and is filled with clinical gems.

Objectives

  • 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.

Outline

  • 0 hrs - 15 min

    Anatomy of the infraspinatous muscle.

  • 15 min - 30 min

    Clinical assessment of pathology of the infraspinatous muscle.

  • 30 min - 45 min

    Demonstration of assessment - Demo of palpation of the infraspinatous, point location, and palpation of the muscle-tendon portion of the tendon.

  • 45 min - 1 hrs

    Demonstration of technique - needle technique of Small Intestine 11, Large Intestine 14, and technique for the muscle-tendon junction.

Reviews

  • Deborah C. (United States)

    Whit is the exceptional. Thank you for the wealth of information!

  • Corrine W. (Canada)

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

  • Heather B. (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.

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Reviews

Whit is the exceptional. Thank you for the wealth of information!

Deborah C. (United States)

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)

Lots of goo, detailed info. I like the reference to yang and yin needling and the different effects created from each.

Shirley C. (Canada)

Fantastic course. Whitfield is an amazing presenter

Kingsley 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)

He is so easy to listen to and I am finding myself learning the anatomy all over again which is brilliant as I feel I had forgotten it all. I will feel a lot more confident when a patient comes in with an injury now

Maria L. (Ireland)

Teacher

Whitfield Reaves

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.

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  • CEUs:

    Approved by: Florida (1), Standard Certificate (1), California [Until 2023/03/08]* (1), IVAS (1), NCCAOM (1)

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 1 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime

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