LIVE EVENT - Acupuncture Treatment of the Postural Muscles for Neck, Shoulder, and Low Back Dysfunction

July 7, 2022 - 8pm BST, 9pm CEST, 10pm IDT

by Whitfield Reaves
Item #: E-WR017

Approved by: NCCAOM, Standard Certificate

Language: English

Course Type: Live Webinar

Course Length: 3 h

Course Notes: Notes may or may not be provided with this event.

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LIVE EVENT - Acupuncture Treatment of the Postural Muscles for Neck, Shoulder, and Low Back Dysfunction

Course Overview

This is a Live Webinar event that will be held on July 7, 2022 - 8pm BST, 9pm CEST, 10pm IDT. In this three hour webinar, Whitfield Reaves will share some of his favorite treatment approaches that target the postural muscles. Practitioners frequently observe poor posture that results in pain and dysfunction. So prevelant, you probably already use many similar points to provide relief for the patient. This webinar offers some skillful adaptations and precision to these acupuncture treatments. And the approach also supports therapeutic exercise, which is usually needed to resolve postural dysfunction. The following are important postural muscles that respond very well to precise acupuncture treatment and well chosen points. 1. The Levator scapulae Provides support for the neck and shoulder. 2. The Posterior neck muscles These extensors keep the head erect, and help with anterior head position 3. The Pectoralis minor Often in contraction, this muscle pulls the shoulders in the anterior forward position. They need help! We will add the Rhomboid minor, which is not a postural muscle, to this discussion. 4. The Quadratus lumborum The QL is key to the lumbar spine, and skillful needling of this muscle is one of the most important treatments in clinic. 5. The Core Muscles Yes, they are technically not postural muscles, but their role in supporting the back and the lumbar spine is essential. These five muscles, when anatomically understood, can provide effective sites for needling and correcting posture. Note that we will not teach corrective exercise in this video. The recordings will be made available for you to review after the event!

Course Objectives

  • Describe the origin and insertion of the levator scapulae muscle
  • Name two points located in the posterior neck muscles used for postural dysfunction
  • Be able to needle the quadratus lumborum muscle
  • Describe three ways to treat the pectoralis minor muscle
  • Name the three important wrap around core muscles.

Course Outline

July 7, 2022 - 8pm BST, 9pm CEST, 10pm IDT (3 hrs)Diagnosis and treatment of the levator scapule muscleTreatment using the posterior neck muscles with the points Bladder 10 and Bailao.Diagnosis, assessment, and choosing the points for the treatment of the quadratus lumborum muscle.Anatomy of the pectoralis minor, and how to treat this postural muscle.Understanding the three core wrap around muscles, along with the rectus abdominus muscle, and how to treat them.


In practice for over 30 years, Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac., specializes in the field of sports medicine. Being in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, Whitfield's experience includes working with athletes at the 1984 LA Olympic Games and other sport competitions; an author, he teaches internationally as well.
Course Length 3h
Course Language English
Course Type Live Webinar
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