Treat pain in anywhere in the body with distal needling. This course is based on the article “The Foundations of Channel Theory” printed in the Journal of Chinese Medicine in September 2012 (issue 100) and years of studying with Dr Tan and his Balance Method. This course describes, explains and leads to a real understanding of how and why meridians interact with each-other and how to use this information to improve clinical results. This information is invaluable in the clinical setting as it permits the acupuncturist to understand why they are choosing the acupuncture points they are using and to develop customized treatment plans for their patients. TCM has been teaching that each point has indications as to its function. These indications are often given without an explanation as to why or how the point works. This course demystifies this seemingly empirical information and gives the acupuncturist confidence in their treatment plan and allows them to know that their patient will get better.
Goals & Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to
* Assess pain, orthopaedic conditions and physical complaints using meridian theory and devise an appropriate treatment plan
* Understand classical empirical point indications in a logical non-empirical way.
* Gain a different understanding of point descriptions by placing the focus on channel theory and understanding meridians
* Enhance their practice by solidifying their prognostic skills based on meridian assessment