Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series - Course 7

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Whitfield Reaves addresses the many conditions that surround Carpel Tunnel and simplifies it with Sports Medicine protocols.

Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves

Course Overview

Most acupuncture practitioners are familiar with the pain, tingling, and numbness in the palmar aspect of the hand and wrist seen in carpal tunnel syndrome. Often, it is a repetitive stress injury characterized by entrapment, compression, or irritation to the median nerve in its narrow passageway of the carpal tunnel at the wrist. However, this webinar will attempt to honestly address the complex issues that make its treatment with acupuncture sometimes quite frustrating for both the practitioner and the patient.


Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common type of compressive neuropathy seen in the clinic. Local treatment starts in the region of the point Pericardium 7; however, treatment for the carpal tunnel patient is never that simple, as there are often additional factors that contribute to the condition. Whitfield Reaves will discuss the complicated issues of carpal tunnel syndrome during this webinar, and will attempt to simplify this condition with various acupuncture sports medicine protocols.


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.


  • To diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome using two orthopedic tests.

  • To use palpation and observation to assess the stage of the condition.

  • To name three local and adjacent acupuncture points located at the site of injury.

  • To know two non-local treatments that may be used in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.

  • To describe the needle technique at PC 7, at the site of the carpal tunnel.


  • 0 hrs - 15 min

    Review of the anatomy of the carpal tunnel.

  • 15 min - 30 min

    Describe the clinical assessment of the pathology of the carpal tunnel.

  • 30 min - 45 min

    Demonstratoin of assessment techniques.

  • 45 min - 1 hrs

    Demonstration of needling techniques to treat injuries of the carpal tunnel.


  • Shirley L. (United States)

    I find the sports acupuncture courses to be very informative and helpful with regards to treating pain

  • Leah O. (United States)

    Another excellent course. Looking forward to others.

  • Greta G. (United States)

    Excellent, high quality seminar with a lot of focus on diagnostics and local treatment protocols.

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I find the sports acupuncture courses to be very informative and helpful with regards to treating pain

Shirley L. (United States)

Another excellent course. Looking forward to others.

Leah O. (United States)

Excellent, high quality seminar with a lot of focus on diagnostics and local treatment protocols.

Greta G. (United States)

It was very practical and useful.

Fatemeh T. (Canada)

I wish this teacher was in my program!!

Alexandra B. (Canada)

Highly recommend EVERY acupuncturist take this course, it is highly useful in practice!

Rachel D. (United States of America)

An excellent refresher course for carpal tunnel syndrome with a few vital clinical tips to help improve success rates in its treatment.

Anthony M. (Canada)

Thank you again for a very straight forward lesson. I always feel like my time spent with Whit is well-spent and applicable to daily life.

Corrine W. (Canada)

I love that Whitfield shares his clinical experience when he recommends certain point combinations over others. It's easy to find information in books or on the web, but most recommend points equally and Whitfield shares which combinations he has found to be most effective, and these are clinical gems!

Conrad C. (Canada)

Love these step by step courses. Easy to understand, not too long and all you need to know about that particular issue. Super

Kathy K. (Canada)


Whitfield Reaves

In practice for over 40 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 at the 1984 LA Olympic Games and countless other sport competitions since. He is an author, he teaches internationally as well.


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More Details
  • CEUs:

    Approved By: IVAS (1), Standard Certificate (1), NCCAOM (1), Florida (1)

    Pending: California [Upon Request]*

  • 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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