Close to the Bone: Acupuncture Treatments for Low Back Pain

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Originally Aired: 
Sat, 07/23/2016

Course Type: Video
Units: 8 CEUs/PDAs
Accepted by: CA (Category 1), NCCAOM (AOM-BIO), FL (General), IL, TX (4 Biomedicine, 4 General), AHPRA, AFPA, BAcC, CTCMA, IVAS, NZASA, NZRA
Run Time: 8 hrs

David Legge, an osteopath and acupuncturist who specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, shares a clear and reliable approach to the theoretical and practical skills necessary to diagnose and treat the more common presentations of low back pain with acupuncture.

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This course covers the theoretical basis of acupuncture treatment of musculoskeletal disorder from a Chinese medicine perspective, a review of the anatomy and anatomically based pathology of low back and buttock disorder, and how to differentiate between joint and muscle pain. Finally, the specifics of treatment formulation using local acupuncture (traditional and extra points such as Hua Tou Jia Ji) are addressed.

Upon completion of this course, practitioners will:

  • Understand low back anatomy and how that relates to pathology
  • Develop practical and theoretical skills for diagnosis of low back disorder
  • Know how to translate a diagnosis into an acupuncture treatment
  • Be able to incorporate a pathoanatomical diagnosis into a Chinese medicine based approach

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Units : 
CA (Category 1), NCCAOM (AOM-BIO), FL (General), IL, TX (General), TX (Biomedicine), AHPRA, AFPA, BAcC, CTCMA, IVAS, NZASA, NZRA
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