Assessment & Treatment

Anterior Knee Pain: Articularis Genus and Extra Point Jianxi

By |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

Low Back Pain Part 1 – Superior Cluneal Nerve Entrapment: A Contributor to Yaoyan Syndrome

By |July 30th, 2021|Assessment & Treatment, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

The following is an excerpt of information taught in the upcoming Module II: Low Back, Hip and Groin, which is open for registration. Low back pain (LBP) is encountered frequently in clinical practice the cause of which is often non-specific in 85% of

Treating Hip Asymmetry with Sports Medicine Acupuncture®

By |May 28th, 2021|Assessment & Treatment, Case Studies, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

Treating hip asymmetry is part of what I would call the bread and butter of Sports Medicine Acupuncture®. When a patient comes in with low back pain, knee pain, leg pain, or sometimes even neck and shoulder pain, one of the first things we

Vertebral Mechanics: Spinal Offsets

By |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

Supinator Syndrome

By |March 2nd, 2021|Assessment & Treatment, Channel Sinews (Jingjin)|

This blog article on "Supinator Syndrome" is an excerpt from the Sports Medicine Acupuncture: An Integrated Approach Combining Sports Medicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine textbook available from smatextbook.com. The Great Imitator for Lateral Epicondylitis Figure 1. Increased tension in the supinator muscle

Meralgia Paresthetica: Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment

By |September 3rd, 2020|Assessment & Treatment, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

Figure 1. Paresthesia from meralgia paresthetica is located in the anterior-lateral and lateral thigh regions. Meralgia Paresthetica is a common clinical condition that an orthopedic or sports acupuncturist will encounter in their practice. It is a soft-tissue

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow

By |February 26th, 2020|Assessment & Treatment, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

This blog post is an evolution of the October 2019 blog post entitled “Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.” Be sure to scroll down to the video showing the anatomy and acupuncture needle technique for opening the myofascial cubital tunnel.   Figure 1. Ulnar nerve entrapment

Pronator Teres Motor Point and Its Multiple Functions

By |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

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

By |October 2nd, 2019|Assessment & Treatment, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

This blog post is an excerpt from the newly released textbook by Matt Callison—“Sports Medicine Acupuncture: An Integrated Approach Combining Sports Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine." Go to smatextbook.com for more details. Figure 1. The cubital tunnel, just distal to SI 8, is

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