Brian Lau

About Brian Lau

Brian Lau, AP, C.SMA is has been on the faculty of the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification since 2014, and also teaches foundation courses with AcuSport Education. Brian lives and practices in Tampa, FL where he owns and operates Ideal Balance: Center for Sports Medicine Acupuncture ( He blogs on anatomy and TCM at

Pectoralis Major Myofascial Technique & Acupuncture

By Brian Lau|May 3rd, 2023|Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

The video featured below is a pectoralis major myofascial technique. The pectoralis major myofascial technique was one of the many techniques covered in the Module IV: Sinew Channel Assessment & Myofascial Technique class course held in April 2023 in San Diego, CA. The

Atlanto-Occipital Fixation: A Culprit to Many Pain Patterns

By Brian Lau and Matt Callison|June 30th, 2022|Acupoints & Motor Points|

In the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification program, we look at the role that vertebral and sacral fixations play in patient complaints including musculoskeletal and zang fu disorders. In this blog, we will introduce the occiput and C1 fixation at the atlanto-occipital (AO) joint.

A Proprioceptive Needle Technique for the Neck & Completion of the 2019-2022 SMAC Program

By Matt Callison and Brian Lau|May 3rd, 2022|News & Events, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

In this month's blog post, we're sharing a video of a proprioceptive needle technique for the neck and a bit about the completion of the 2019-2022 SMAC Program. Completion of the 2019-2022 SMAC Program We just completed the East Coast 2019-2020 Sports Medicine

The Psoas Major, the Lumbar Plexus, and the Dai Mai

By Brian Lau|January 3rd, 2022|Acupoints & Motor Points, Channel Sinews (Jingjin)|

Every December, I lead two back-to-back five-day cadaver labs for the University of Tampa’s Physician Assistant program. In each lab, I lead half of the students through a full body dissection in five small teams, each working on a specimen. The following week,

Vertebral Mechanics: Spinal Offsets

By Brian Lau|March 31st, 2021|Assessment & Treatment, Uncategorized|

Addendum to "Spinal Offsets and the Huatuojiaji Points: A Zangfu Perspective" Webinar with Lhasa OMS Matt Callison and I were recent guests on a Lhasa OMS hosted webinar. We discussed Huatuojiaji points, vertebral mechanics, spinal offsets and their relationship to the Zangfu. This

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