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Course TYPE Recorded Webinar
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
REGULATIONS Approved: California (1), Florida (1), IVAS (1), NCCAOM (1), Standard Certificate (1)
Course Overview
The infraspinatous muscle, with common trigger points, refers pain to the area of the deltoid and the shoulder joint. Seen both as an acute or chronic injury, inflammation of the muscle and tendon, as well as possible strain at the attachment to the humerus makes this rotator cuff muscle an important one to master. Like its adjacent muscle, the supraspinatous, this referral pattern leads many practitioners to a diagnosis of Large Intestine (Yangming) and San Jiao (Shaoyang) disorders, which often results in overlooking this scapular-region muscle. The Small Intestine meridian encompasses the belly of the infraspinatous in the region of Small Intestine 11. The area between Small Intestine 9 and 10 is the muscle-tendon junction ? also a common source of pain. Treating qi and blood stagnation in the infraspinatous is described and demonstrated in detail by Whitfield Reaves in this webinar.
  • To perform manual muscle testing to assist in the diagnosis of the condition.
  • To use palpation in order to diagnose stagnation at the muscle-tendon junction.
  • To be able to describe needle technique on the local zone of the muscle belly, in the region of SI 11.
  • To name two adjacent points and two distal points useful in treating the infraspinatous.
  • To name three related conditions that SI 11 may be effective in treating.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 15 min

    Anatomy of the infraspinatous muscle.

    15 min - 30 min

    Clinical assessment of pathology of the infraspinatous muscle.

    30 min - 45 min

    Demonstration of assessment - Demo of palpation of the infraspinatous, point location, and palpation of the muscle-tendon portion of the tendon.

    45 min - 1 hrs

    Demonstration of technique - needle technique of Small Intestine 11, Large Intestine 14, and technique for the muscle-tendon junction.

    What People Are Saying

    Whit is the exceptional. Thank you for the wealth of information!

    Deborah C.- United States

    Once again, well presented and clinically useful information, given in a concise and entertaining fashion.

    Corrine W.- Canada

    Another great course from Mr Reaves. I am looking forward to continuing my online training with him. He is an interesting teacher with a very concise approach.

    Heather B.- Canada

    Lots of goo, detailed info. I like the reference to yang and yin needling and the different effects created from each.

    Shirley C.- Canada

    Fantastic course. Whitfield is an amazing presenter

    Kingsley A.- Australia

    Excellent, loved it! Wish I took these classes years ago.

    Tara A.- Canada

    Very high quality series of online courses.

    Greta G.- United States

    He is so easy to listen to and I am finding myself learning the anatomy all over again which is brilliant as I feel I had forgotten it all. I will feel a lot more confident when a patient comes in with an injury now

    Maria L.- Ireland

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    About Whitfield Reaves

    Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac., has been working in the field of sports medicine since he first began practice in 1981. He earned a Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree in 1983 that included a thesis entitled Acupuncture and the Treatment of Common Running Injuries. Whitfield’s experience in sports medicine includes the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, as well as numerous track and field, ski racing, and cycling events nationally over the last 30 years. He has been in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, and lectures in North America and Europe. He is the author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain.

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