Dr. Audette will develop the theory behind an acupuncture tensegrity approach to dry needling for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. This approach will be applied to a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions including those of the neck, shoulder, back, hips, and pelvic girdle. Neurological conditions such as vertigo and headache will also be covered. The hands-on practicums will develop practical skills with dry needling techniques.
Membrane tension has been proposed to be important in regulating cell functions such as endocytosis and cell motility and communication. In complex macrostructures such as the muscle and fascia, interlocking nodes can develop a dysfunctional amount of stress. Areas of nodal stress correspond to locations where there is a high level of potential energy that respond more readily to needle stimulation. The focus of the symposium will be to teach participants to recognize common areas of nodal stress that prevent recovery from musculoskeletal injuries and other medical conditions. Participants will learn to apply an acupuncture approach to nodal point needling to deactivate and restore equilibrium to the structure. In addition, we will teach how to integrate the Very Point® Technique, a method developed by the German Master Physician Acupuncturist, Jochen Gleditsch, to segmentally desensitize the region of pain or dysfunction so that better long-term results are achieved.
The program starts with a virtual component of archived lecture material to prepare participants for the live hands-on portion of the course. The live session will start Friday evening and continue all day on Saturday, giving participants the opportunity to practice the techniques. Participants will be able to apply these skills immediately upon return to their own clinic.
At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
Dates: Friday, May 12, 2023; 6-8:30 pm in person practicum and Saturday, May 13, 2023; 8 am-5:30 pm in person practicum
Attendees will receive one month access to the online didactic material.
Location: Marriott Boston Quincy, 1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy, MA 02169
CME: 18.5 (8 hours of online didactic learning followed by 10.5 hours of clinical training)
Instructor: Joseph Audette, M.D.