Acupuncture – Treating myofascial trigger points


CPDG Acupuncture - Treating myofascial trigger points

Acupuncture – Treating Myofascial Trigger Points with Acupuncture

TBC – 9.00am to 17.00 pm – 7 Hours CPD

About the course

The workshop had been designed to teach you to diagnose and locate trigger points and their referral patterns in myofascial tissues, to use acupuncture needles to de-activate trigger points, and to apply appropriate stretches to affected muscle to restore full range of movement.

This 1-day practical hands on workshop is an Introduction on how to treat trigger point in the neck and shoulder using acupuncture, and will offer you both the theoretical and practical approaches that are used in the Western style management of myofascial trigger points.

It has been especially designed for acupuncture practitioners, and offers an insight into the theory and western evidence based background of trigger points, as well as practical needling sessions under supervision. It will offer you a safe and stimulating environment, in which trigger point acupuncture techniques will be examined and practised, to enhance your professional development.

You will be introduced to the basic principles and theory underpinning the principles of trigger point therapy, which was founded on the work of Travell and Simons. During the day the anatomy of muscles, muscle function and range of motion will be explored to aid in the management of myofascial trigger points.

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By the end of the session participants will:

  • By the end of the day you will have developed an understanding of the basics of the western concept of pain; have refreshed and revised your understanding of the basic muscle/tendon unit, and developed an understanding of diagnosis, location of trigger points.
  • You will learn how to apply appropriate needling technique to de-activate trigger points and develop an understanding of appropriate muscle stretching.
  • The course will offer you a structure for clinical reasoning that is evidence based, and current literature will be explored to review the evidence of efficacy.
  • Research, patient trials, and selected case studies will be used to show how trigger point techniques may be integrated into a treatment.

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Shepherds House

Great Maze Pond
London Bridge

Tutor Marjolijn Visser

Marjolijn Visser

Marjolijn qualified as a physiotherapist in Amsterdam, Holland, and then moved to Spain to work as a private physiotherapist in Barcelona, and was the team physiotherapist for the national Spanish ladies hockey team. After moving to England in the 1990s and after raising a family, she enrolled at the University of Westminster in London and undertook a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her desire was to combine the two disciplines and make them work together to enhance effective treatment outcomes…read more