Nerve Entrapment Syndromes
StartTime: Sat 27 November 2010 9:00 am
NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL OF ACUPUNCTURE AND TCM
272/1 Jervois Road | Herne Bay | Auckland, NZ
• The practitioner taking this course will learn the brachial plexus and upper extremity nerve pathways in relation to meridian topography.
• The practitioner will earn to diagnosis the location of nerve entrapments using orthopedic evaluations and manual muscle testing. Location the source nerve entrapment that is creating excess (shi) and deficient (xu) pain patterns is the key to success.
• Common nerve entrapment syndromes will be reviewed including cervical degeneration, thoracic outlet syndrome, ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow and wrist, supinator syndrome, pronator teres syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome and more.
• Specific injuries will be discussed in relation to common TCM patterns. Relevant orthopedic physical evaluations and manual muscle tests will be demonstrated to assess the integrity of the musculoskeletal system.
• Innovative treatment protocols will be introduced consisting of needle techniques to the involved motor and acupuncture points to balance the somatic system according to both TCM and western biomedical principles.
• Syndrome specific stretches and rehabilitative exercises will be demonstrated and practiced.
The experience of this workshop will refine your assessment and treatment skills, expand your knowledge of needle techniques and improve your success in treating common pain referrals patterns in the upper extremity.
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