Acupoints & Motor Points

Chronic Ankle Instability, Manual Muscle Testing and Acupuncture

By Matt Callison|June 4th, 2024|Acupoints & Motor Points, Assessment & Treatment, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

Figure 1. A modification of the classical Qi Ci needle technique. Twisting the coil-handles of two needles together at GB 40 greatly enhances ankle ligamentous proprioception. Chronic ankle instability (CAI) is a condition characterized by a recurring ankle inversion injury with

Pain Science & Myofascial Trigger Points by Joseph Bickle, L.Ac., C.SMA

By Joe Bickle|November 7th, 2022|Acupoints & Motor Points, News & Events|

Joseph Bickle, L.Ac., C.SMA will be presenting info on pain science at the upcoming PSOAS 2023 event. See below for a recent podcast with Joe and Brian Lau, AP, C.SMA. Brian Lau and I recently conducted a brief discussion of Myofascial Trigger Points,

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.

Get More Out of Your Zang Fu Treatments: Emphasis on the Middle Jiao

By Matt Callison|March 31st, 2022|Acupoints & Motor Points, Assessment & Treatment|

This short article, which is focused on getting more out of your Zang Fu treatments, encourages acupuncturists to learn a very effective point combination and simple thoracic vertebral mobilization technique for middle jiao disharmonies. Figure 1. Spinal nerve pathway innervating the

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,

Anterior Knee Pain: Articularis Genus and Extra Point Jianxi

By Matt Callison|October 29th, 2021|Acupoints & Motor Points, Assessment & Treatment|

The articularis genus muscle (AGM)is a thin, ribbon-like muscle of the anterior knee. It is located on the anterior surface of the distal quarter of the femur. It is deep to, and many times embedded within the fibers of the vast us intermedius

Pronator Teres Motor Point and Its Multiple Functions

By Matt Callison|February 6th, 2020|Acupoints & Motor Points, Assessment & Treatment|

The pronator teres (PT) muscle is located on the ventral aspect of the forearm connecting the radius and ulna together. Its length runs obliquely across the forearm and is thicker on the proximal half of the muscle and then becomes a thin, broad tendon

DU 16 (Fengfu) and the Myodural Bridge

By Matt Callison|January 2nd, 2020|Acupoints & Motor Points|

In this post, we will look at DU 16 (fengfu) and the myodural bridge. Studies over the past 20 years have revealed that there are myofibrous connective tissues bridging the suboccipital muscles (primarily the oblique capitis superior, rectus capitis posterior major and minor) to

Anatomy of SP 4 (Gongsun) and Balance of the Medial Arch

By Brian Lau|August 1st, 2019|Acupoints & Motor Points|

This blog post on the anatomy of SP 4 contains an image and a video from cadaver labs in the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification program. These are for medical professionals only and its use is strictly for educational purposes. Do not share these with

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