What You Get
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 long head of the biceps, with its predictable stagnation in the bicepital groove, presents with pain in the anterior and anterior-lateral aspect of the shoulder. Pain may radiate down the biceps muscle of the forearm. For the acupuncture practitioner, this is an important injury with which to be acquainted. While not as common as rotator cuff injuries, bicepital lesions are overlooked by the acupuncturist. Diagnosis and assessment are not always definitive, and acupuncture treatment can be complicated. Furthermore, it does not help that there are no acupuncture points located at the site of the injury. Commonly diagnosed in the category of accident/trauma, biceps tendonitis is usually a repetitive stress disorder due to the accumulation of micro-trauma. However, it may occasionally occur as an acute strain. The injury is at the level of the muscles and tendons, with qi and blood stagnation in the channels and collaterals. Bicepital tendonitis usually presents as Lung meridian pathology and it generally responds to local needling or, in some cases, local cupping. Specific distal points complete the treatment and all of these protocols are thoroughly described in this one-hour webinar by Whitfield Reaves.
  • To perform at least one orthopedic test and palpation that assist in the diagnosis of the condition.
  • To know two distal points that may be used in the treatment of bicepital pain.
  • To be able to describe needle technique on the local zone of the bicepital tendon.
  • To be able to describe cupping techniques in the local zone of the bicepital tendon.
  • To know 3 complementary muscles that may be treated when the biceps is the primary site of stagnation.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 15 min

    Anatomy of the biceps muscle.

    15 min - 30 min

    Clinical assessment of pathology of the biceps muscle.

    30 min - 45 min

    Demonstration of assessment - Demo of palpation of the area, point location, and palpation of the bicepital groove.

    45 min - 1 hrs

    Demonstration of technique - Needle technique of Lung 3, 4, 2, and technique for the bicepital groove.

    What People Are Saying

    I have taken a number of webinars from the series and I would completely recommend this course as essential knowledge in the treatment of anterior knee pain. This course together with the Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain have helped shape me as a practitioner.

    Emma L.- United Kingdom

    As always, I'm impressed with the amount of useful knowledge contained in these short and concise webinars.

    Lisa S.- United States

    I strongly recommend any courses Whitfield Reaves teaches on acupuncture for orthopedic problems

    Nancy H.- United States of America

    Whitfield Reeves is a very clear communicator in this series of courses. He teaches the protocols in the exact way I like to learn, with clarity, and a step by step approach to treatment.

    Wendy B.- United States

    Very good!

    Nicholas H.- United States

    Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series - Course 5

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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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