Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification (SMAC) Webinar Program - Module IV: Neck, Shoulder, and Upper Extremity - Course 1

Anatomy & Cadaver Lab

This webinar is an amazing integration of sports medicine functional anatomy and TCM channel sinews (jingjin) channel theory, consisting of didactic presentations followed by practical Cadaver, Assessment and Motor Point Location and Needling labs.

Brian Lau
Brian Lau
Matt Callison
Matt Callison

Course Overview

This 2-day anatomy and cadaver webinar is an amazing integration of sports medicine functional anatomy and TCM channel sinews (jingjin) channel theory. Each day of this workshop is divided into distinct morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session consists of didactic presentations on Functional Anatomy and Anatomy of the Sinew Channels that are integrated to focus on the functional relationship between neuromuscular anatomy and the myofascial jingjin tissues and their relationship to the neck, shoulder and upper extremity. This information is followed by the afternoon session that consists of: 1) Assessment, 2) Motor Point Location and Protocols, 3) Cadaver Presentations.


  • Learn neck, shoulder and upper extremity myofascial pathways that correlate with the classical sinew channels of TCM and the tissues belonging to each sinew channel with their functional anatomy relationship.

  • Learn in theory how to determine which my myofascial sinew channels need to be assessed and treated for musculoskeletal injury.

  • Learn normal and abnormal movement patterns of the neck, shoulder and upper extremity and its relationship to the shoulder girdle.

  • The practitioner will learn nerve pathways, dermatomal distributions and muscle myotomes in relationship to channel topography.

  • The practitioner will learn postural, functional and muscle imbalances that can lead to pain and dysfunction based on TCM theory.


  • 0 hrs - 1.75 hrs

    Introduction and Functional Anatomy: The neck, shoulder and upper extremity and channel topography

  • 1.75 hrs - 3.5 hrs

    Introduction to Anatomy of the Sinew Channels. Topography and tissues involved of the Urinary Bladder and Stomach Bladder jingjin and functional anatomy.

  • 3.5 hrs - 7.25 hrs

    Assessment, Point Location, and Cadaver examination

  • 7.25 hrs - 9 hrs

    Functional anatomy of the neck, shoulder and upper extremity with channel topography.

  • 9 hrs - 10.75 hrs

    Introduction to Anatomy of the Sinew Channels. Topography and tissues involved of the Lung and Large Intestine and San Jiao and Pericardium jingjin and functional anatomy.

  • 10.75 hrs - 14.5 hrs

    Assessment, Point Location, and Cadaver examination


  • Clayton W. (Canada)

    You will not find a better programme that combines classical acupuncture traditions with modern, evidence based practice. If you've been in practice for two years or two decades, this will make you a better practitioner.

  • Amanda H. (United States of America)

    The Sports Medicine Certification Program is an indispensable contribution to the evolution of acupuncture.


Brian Lau

Brian Lau, AP, CSMA, is certified in both Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Structural Integration. He has been on faculty since 2013 with the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification (SMAC) program, where he teaches anatomy and physiology, assessment and treatment of the channel sinews (jingjin), and myofascial release.

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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More Details
  • CEUs:

    Approved By: California [Until 2023/09/29]* (14.5), Florida (14.5), NCCAOM (14.5), Standard Certificate (14.5)

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 14.5 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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