Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain Series - Course 3

Treating the Shoulder & Upper Extremity, Part 2

This course presents effective techniques like electric stimulation, the shu-stream points, and the tendino-muscle meridians. Along with the Biceps tendon and capsular lesions, this adds foundation for the precision required in shoulder treatment.

Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves

Course Overview

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 3 begins with an overview of important “tools”, including electro-stimulation, gua sha, cups, and specific needles used in sports acupuncture. It continues with:


(1) The rotator cuff attachment, the Teres minor, the Subcapularis.

(2) The Shu-stream point combination. A discussion on the use of the shu-stream points in treating pain.

(3) The Biceps. Assessment and treatment of bicipital tendonitis, including “threading the tendon”.

(4) The Tendino-muscle meridians.The Tendino-muscle meridians are useful in treating muscular and fascial pain, yet are often overlooked by modern era Chinese acupuncture. Some important facets of this system are covered, and how to use them.

(5) The shoulder capsule. Unique “front and back” treatment that targets the shoulder capsule


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.


  • To be able to describe three common settings on an electrical stimulation machine.

  • To be able to describe how to treat the rotator cuff attachments at the humerus in the region of Large Intestine 15 and San Jiao 14.

  • To be able to list all six of the shu-stream point combinations of the yang meridians.

  • To learn how to locate the biceps tendon in the bicepital groove of the humerus.

  • To list clinically relevant points in the treatment used for the shoulder capsule.


  • 0 hrs - 45 min

    Electrical stimulation, gua sha tools, cups, needles, and other equipment.

  • 45 min - 1.5 hrs

    Rotator cuff attachments, teres minor, subscapularis, and other shoulder conditions.

  • 1.5 hrs - 2 hrs

    Shu-stream point combination in treating pain.

  • 2 hrs - 2.75 hrs

    The biceps muscle group, and lesions at the long head of the bicepital tendon.

  • 2.75 hrs - 3.25 hrs

    The tendino-muscle meridians (Jingjin).

  • 3.25 hrs - 4 hrs

    The shoulder capsule, frozen shoulder.

  • 4 hrs - 4.25 hrs

    Theoretical Summary and Review.

  • 4.25 hrs - 5.25 hrs

    Protocols for Bicepital Tendon, Shoulder Capsule, Rotator Cuff Attachments, Sternal-Clavicular Joint, Equipment & Needles, Electrical Stimulation.


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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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: Florida (5), California [Until 2024/04/11]* (5.25), NCCAOM (5), Standard Certificate (5.25), IVAS (5.25)

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 5.25 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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