Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification (SMAC) Webinar Program - Module I: The Spinal Column - Course 3

Motor Point Needle Protocols for Vertebral and Sacral Fixations

Motor entry point locations and needle protocols will be shown for the muscles associated with vertebral and sacral fixations.

Matt Callison
Matt Callison

Course Overview

Motor entry point locations and needle protocols will be shown for the muscles associated with vertebral and sacral fixations. The Psoas, Gluteus Maximus, Popliteus, Middle Deltoid, Lower Trapezius, Splenius Capitis, Semispinalis Capitis and Splenius Cervicis will be presented. In addition, supportive muscles for vertebral and sacral fixations will be presented such as the transversospinalis group located at the Huatuojiaji point, the suboccipital muscles, the longissimus thoracis (inner UB channel), iliocostalis thoracis (outer UB channel) and the levator scapula. The practitioner will see many motor entry points in human muscle tissue from AcuSport Education's cadaver dissections. Observing the motor nerve entrance into the muscle can help the practitioner enhance their skills and appreciation of needle depth.


  • The practitioner will observe many muscle motor points for vertrebral and sacral fixations.

  • The practitioner will learn current research on motor point locations.

  • The practitioner will learn appropriate needle depth for the muscle motor points.


  • 0 hrs - 15 min

    Introduction: Motor Point Locations and Research

  • 15 min - 45 min

    Huatuojiaji Points/Transversospinales Group MEP’s

  • 45 min - 1.25 hrs

    Psoas, Gluteus Maximus, Popliteus and Middle Deltoid MEP’s

  • 1.25 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Teres Major and Lower Trapezius MEP’s

  • 1.5 hrs - 1.75 hrs

    Neck Extensors: Splenius Capitis, Semispinalis Capitis and Splenius Cervicis MEP’s

  • 1.75 hrs - 2 hrs

    Suboccipital Muscle MEP’s

  • 2 hrs - 2.25 hrs

    Longissimus Thoracis and Iliocostalis Thoracis MEP’s

  • 2.25 hrs - 2.75 hrs

    Levator Scapula MEP’s


  • Amanda H. (United States of America)

    The SMAC program is a must for licensed acupuncturists. I considered this my doctorate in acupuncture, it is clinically useful and necessary.


The SMAC program is a must for licensed acupuncturists. I considered this my doctorate in acupuncture, it is clinically useful and necessary.

Amanda H. (United States of America)


Matt Callison

Matt Callison is a renowned instructor and published author of the Motor Points and Acupuncture Meridians Chart and quintessential texts such as the Motor Point Index (MPI) Reference Guide and Sports Medicine Acupuncture: An Integrated Approach Combining Sports Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has over 27 years of experience in sports medicine and acupuncture.


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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: Florida (2.5), NCCAOM (2.5), Standard Certificate (2.75)

    Pending: California [Upon Request]*

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 2.75 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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