Huatuojiaji Points: Vertebral Fixations and Facilitated Segments

An SMA Foundational CEU Course

Huatuojiaji Points: Vertebral Fixations and Facilitated Segments


06/02/2018 - 06/03/2018


Tri-State College of Oriental Medicine

Class Type:

Huatuojiaji Points: Vertebral Fixations and Facilitated Segments

Saturday, June 2 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Sign-in at 8:30 AM)
Sunday, June 3 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • The participant in the two-day Huatuojiaji Points sports acupuncture foundational class will learn how normal degenerative changes in the spine (spondylosis) is a direct contributor to many musculoskeletal injuries and zang fu pathologies. The practitioner will assess the location of a perpetuating factor of spondylosis, vertebral fixations (VF) and determine if a VF is contributing to the patient’s recurring sports and/or work- related injury.
  • Chronic musculoskeletal injury and/or zang fu pathology can create the western concept of a facilitated segment. It is of great benefit for the acupuncturist to understand that there is a segmental relationship with the spinal cord, the zang fu and the myofascial tissues that can support health or be adversely affected by their inherent neural and channel interrelationships. Diagnosis and treatment of facilitated segments will greatly benefit even the most difficult of musculoskeletal injuries and zang fu disharmonies.
  • Participants will learn and practice specialized Huatuojiaji points needling techniques, in combination with Extraordinary Vessels, acupuncture and motor point prescriptions that will help to release vertebral fixations and break the perpetuating cycle of a facilitated segment.
  • The practitioner will learn common postural imbalances that can lead to the development of vertebral fixations and prescribe therapeutic exercises to reduce the spinal stress, adding movement to the fixated spinal region.
  • Spinal mobilization techniques and specialized myofascial techniques that greatly enhance and solidify the effects of acupuncture treatment will be demonstrated and practiced.

Matt Callison’s unique ability to blend Chinese Medicine with Sports Medicine for over 25 years is demonstrated by his excellent reputation. This is particularly evident in his educational program, the “Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Program,” which is attended by acupuncturists worldwide. He has over 20 years experience in cadaver dissection that has helped him to further broaden and deepen his educational program for the acupuncturist. Mr. Callison has had a clinical practice for over 26 years and is well known for developing innovative and successful treatment protocols for musculoskeletal injury. He has published many articles including a clinical study on acupuncture and tibial stress syndromes (shin splints) as well as an article on Sports Related Muscle Tension Headaches in the Journal of Chinese Medicine. Furthermore, Mr. Callison is well-known for his work with professional athletes. Mr. Callison is the creator of the Motor Point and Acupuncture Meridian Chart as well as the author of three publications—The Motor Point ManualMotor Point Index and, in press, The Sports Medicine Acupuncture textbook.

Matt Callison earned his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education/Sports Medicine from San Diego State University in 1985. He worked in the Sports Medicine field at Alvarado Sports Medicine clinic in San Diego and Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA for 6 years. In 1991, Mr. Callison received his Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where the class he developed, “Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders,” is still being taught. Mr. Callison continues to guest lecture in many acupuncture doctoral programs across the United States. 

As Clinic Supervisor for Pacific College at the University of California’s San Diego Sports Medicine RIMAC Center, Mr. Callison guides acupuncture interns in providing Sports Medicine Acupuncture to their athletes.

  • Participants in the Huatuojiaji Points course must be a currently licensed or registered Acupuncturist.
  • Participants must provide proof of having graduated from an ACAOM-accredited or equivalent Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture School.
  • Participants must either carry malpractice insurance in the state where the class is being held and name AcuSport Education as “additionally insured” to the policy or be added directly to AcuSport Education malpractice insurance policy for a fee of $30.
  • Complete and submit the Huatuojiaji Points class registration form at the bottom of this page.
  • Upon submitting your registration below, you will receive a “Registration Pending” email providing detailed information about how to easily upload required documents to our secure Dropbox folder. Please see the  section for more info.
  • A 50% deposit is required to secure enrollment; the remaining 50% balance is due 21 days prior to the class start date. Please see the Payment Information section for more info.
Credit card payment will be charged once your registration has been confirmed. Check payments are to be made out to AcuSport Education and mailed to the address below within 10 days from when the confirmation email was sent to the registrant. Check payment not received within this time period will result in non-registration.
AcuSport Education
P.O. Box 7699
San Diego, CA 92167

Coupon Code discounts are offered to C.SMA students, repeat students who have already completed the Huatuojiaji Points class within the past two years and for students paying by check. Participants are only eligible for one Coupon Code per class.

Student Type Discount Discount Code Total Tuition
Standard (Credit Card Payment) 0% None $495.00
Standard (Check Payment) 3.5% CHECK $477.70
C.SMA Students (This discount is for Certified Sports Medicine Acupuncturists who are repeating any class or program they have previously taken.) 15% CSMAHTJ $420.75
Repeat Student* or TSCA Alumni 10% REPEATHTJ  $445.50

*A Repeat Student is someone who has taken the same class within the last 2 years.

There are a limited number of discounted seats available per class. Please register as soon as possible to take advantage of your discount!

  • Malpractice Insurance Coverage
    If you do not meet the Malpractice Eligibility requirements of having malpractice coverage in the state of the class listing AcuSport Education as additionally insured (See the Enrollment Requirements  section for more information), you can be added to the AcuSport Education malpractice insurance policy for $30. This coverage will be good for one year and will apply to all AcuSport Education classes. Please make sure to select Malpractice Insurance Coverage in the Register section to be added to the policy.
Seminar & Certification Course

Cancellations received greater than 21 days prior to course start date may be eligible to receive a full refund, less a $50 cancellation fee and an 8% transaction fee for credit card payments. All cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to Cancellations made within 21 days prior to course start date are not eligible for a refund. Registrants who choose not to attend the seminar without notice will also not be eligible for a refund.

Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment or by check if applicable.

Class notes are available for 14 days after the end date of the seminar. Registrant is responsible for all shipping charges.

Partial Completions

Participants will not receive credit for any missed sessions and will not receive certificates of completion for partially completed courses.

AcuSport Education Cancellation Terms

AcuSport Education reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If AcuSport Education is forced to cancel an event, a full refund of the tuition paid will be granted to the registered student. AcuSport Education will not pay for travel costs incurred due to a cancelled class.

AcuSport Education, Inc. and its subsidiary company AcuSport Education admits qualified students of any race, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in to our programs. AcuSport does not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies or programs.

Upon submitting your Huatuojiaji Points registration below, you will receive a “Registration Pending” email providing detailed information about how to easily upload required documents to our secure Dropbox folder. To complete your registration, you must upload the documentation noted below to Dropbox as instructed. Please note that your registration is not compete until all documentation has been received.

The following documents are needed for completion of registration to the Huatuojiaji Points class. Please make sure all documents are clear, legible and saved as a JPG, PDF or Word document.

  1. Copy of current acupuncture license or registration.
  2. Copy of diploma from an ACAOM-accredited or equivalent Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture school from where you graduated.
  3. Copy of current malpractice insurance showing coverage in the state where the class is being held declaring “AcuSport Education.” as additionally insured. If you do not wish to add AcuSport Education to your policy, or your malpractice insurance is from a state other than where the class is being held, you will need to be added directly to AcuSport’s malpractice insurance policy for a fee of $30.

Please upload all of these documents to our secure AcuSport Education Dropbox folder:

Follow these four easy steps:

  1. Click on the link
  2. Select your documents from where they are stored
  3. Attach your documents
  4. Choose Upload

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If you have any questions about the malpractice insurance, please go to Class Enrollment Requirements and Additional Charges sections on this page. Have other questions? Please visit our FAQ.

Note: After submitting your registration, if you do not receive a Registration-Pending email from AcuSport Education within 5 minutes, due to increased security, please check your spam folder and add us to your contacts.

*** The next offering of this SMA Foundational Class is in New Westminster, B.C. on October 27-28, 2018! ***


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