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Workshop 1: The Treatment of the Low Back, Thoracic Spine & Ribcage with Acupuncture by David Legge (Melbourne)

Sun 26 Sep 2010

This full day workshop is the first of a series of four, which will explore the treatment of the musculoskeletal system with acupuncture. Each workshop will cover the treatment of a specific region.
All the common and some not-so-common presentations will be discussed from both Chinese medicine and anatomy based perspectives.
The relevant anatomy and diagnostic procedures, including physical examination will be presented. Specific needle techniques will be demonstrated and treatment strategies detailed.

There will be an emphasis on the integration of clinical understanding with treatment technique to improve your clinical results.

Workshops 2,3 and 4 are:
2. The lower limb
- Melbourne 12 Dec 2010
3. The shoulder, neck and head
- Melbourne 20 Feb 2011
4. The upper limb and putting it all together in practice
– Melbourne T.B.A.

JingJin – Acupuncture treatment of the muscular system using the meridian sinews

This small and well illustrated book sets out the theory of the Jingjin and explores its possible role in the treatment of muscular disorder. The problematic traditional description of the pathways is discussed and a proposal for their re-examination is put forward. Finally the proposed pathways are described with many examples of their use in the treatment of specific problems.

This workshop is relevant for:
TCM Practitioners who would like to become more proficient and take their clinical expertise to a higher level; 3rd or 4th year TCM students.

About David Legge
David Legge has practised as an acupuncturist and osteopath for 30 years specialising in the treatment of painful musculo-skeletal conditions. He is the author of the popular text ‘Close to the Bone’ and has published the handbook ‘Acupuncture Points and Meridians’ and a set of Trigger Point Charts. He has taught widely in Australia, the US and Europe.
David has spent his working life exploring how to get the best from both a Chinese medicine and an anatomical perspective when treating musculoskeletal disorder. An important recent step was the recognition that the JingJin theory could be used to describe the approach to treating muscular disorder that he had slowly developed over years of practice. Unfortunately, the poor traditional descriptions of the pathways was a hindrance to effective use of the system in the clinic. This led to a re-examination of the pathways in light of contemporary knowledge of the structure & function of the muscular system.

TIMES: 9.30am-5.30pm
DATES: Sunday 26 September
VENUES: - Shiatsu College, 103 Evans Street, Brunswick, 3056

Early Bird Special:
Full $270
AACMA/ANTA/ATMS member $250
Student (3rd year & above)$180

Regular Fee
Full $295
AACMA/ANTA/ATMS member $280
Student (3rd year & above) $200

> Includes morning & afternoon tea & seminar papers
> 6.5 CPE points allocated for one day seminar
> Registrations cancelled up to one week prior to seminar will be refunded less 15%. No refund otherwise
>Places strictly limited due to hands-on workshop

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