Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series - Course 6

AC Joint

Whitfield Reaves explains the treatment used for shoulder/AC separation, and why it is a commonly overlooked diagnosis.

Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves

Course Overview

Pain and inflammation on the top of the shoulder is usually due to pathology of the acromial-clavicular (AC) joint. Acutely, this is called a shoulder separation, and involves sprain to the acromial-clavicular ligament. Chronically, pain at this joint may simply be arthritis, and is diagnosed as a Bi syndrome.

 

Because there is no defined point at the AC joint, the acupuncturist often overlooks this as a cause of shoulder pain, especially in the chronic state. Located between Large Intestine 16 on the medial aspect and Large Intestine 15 on the lateral aspect, these two points serve as effective adjacent sites for needling. However, this webinar will cover some very innovative treatments involving “threading the joint space” at Large Intestine 15.5.

 

AC separation as well as chronic inflammation involves injury at the level of the ligaments, tendons, and the joint. There is qi and blood stagnation in the channels and collaterals. The Large Intestine is the primary meridian affected. Thus, in addition to the local and adjacent treatment, distal Yang-ming points may greatly assist in effective outcomes. In this webinar, Whitfield Reaves will discuss this often overlooked diagnosis, and cover the relatively simple details of acupuncture sports medicine techniques.

 

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 one orthopedic test and palpation that assists in the diagnosis of the condition.

  • To know two adjacent points that may be used in the treatment of the condition.

  • To be able to describe needle technique on the local zone of the AC joint.

  • To name two distal points that may be useful in an acute AC joint separation.

  • To describe the symptoms reported by the patient suffering from AC joint arthritis.

  • To know the signs and symptoms of shoulder separation, and when it is necessary to refer the patient for orthopedic evaluation.

Outline

  • 0 hrs - 15 min

    Anatomy of the AC Joint.

  • 15 min - 30 min

    Clinical Assessment of the pathology of the AC Joint.

  • 30 min - 45 min

    Demonstration of Assessment techniques.

  • 45 min - 1 hrs

    Demonstration of needling technique for injuries of the AC joint.

Reviews

  • Erica T. (United States)

    Whitfield Reaves integrates great TCM knowledge and wisdom with contemporary anatomical knowledge to great effect. This teaches us great treatments to offer our patients for orthopedic conditions.

  • Maria L. (Ireland)

    Fantastic teacher, so easy to listen to. These webinars are an hour long and I feel like I have only been watching it 15 mins and it's over. Such a fountain of knowledge

  • Dr. P. (Canada)

    These courses are a very efficient overview of the interplay between anatomical and TCM based acupuncture

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Reviews

Whitfield Reaves integrates great TCM knowledge and wisdom with contemporary anatomical knowledge to great effect. This teaches us great treatments to offer our patients for orthopedic conditions.

Erica T. (United States)

Fantastic teacher, so easy to listen to. These webinars are an hour long and I feel like I have only been watching it 15 mins and it's over. Such a fountain of knowledge

Maria L. (Ireland)

These courses are a very efficient overview of the interplay between anatomical and TCM based acupuncture

Dr. P. (Canada)

The acupuncture sport medicine webinars offer detail and clear explanations on each aspect of joint injuries in order to obtain more accurate diagnosis and increase success in treatments.

Christine O.

This was a great course, that served it's purpose. I like this instructors teaching style, he is easy to follow, and to the point.

Brittany K. (Canada)

Good course, I have a clear understanding both in anatomy and acupuncture.

Yanan L. (New Zealand)

Very straight forward and very useful. Thank you demystifying the AC joint!

Corrine W. (Canada)

This course is perfect for me. Whitfield is straightforward, and explains his methods clearly.

Wendy B. (United States)

Always love Whitfield Reaves webinars - I come away with confidence that I can diagnose and treat the condition covered.

Lisa S. (United States)

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