In this presentation we look at treating the rotator cuff using multi-modality approach that stems from global perspective of understanding the Qi Dynamics of the shoulder in relation to the internal Qi Dynamics and the body’s structural alignments and connections. This multi-modality approach includes Tui Na, acupuncture, internal and external herbal formulas, diet and rehabilitative exercise from a traditional Chinese perspective. Important concepts like the “Shoulder Well,” Nine Section Theory, shoulder and scapular structural alignment, using Wind Points effectively, and the key manipulations of Tui Na in relation to Rotator cuff problems are discussed and related to clinical treatments. Demonstrations will include a basic acupuncture protocol for the shoulder, treating wind points, a bicipital treatment and a few basic rehabilitation exercises.
Tom Bisio is a renowned practitioner of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, and an internationally known teacher of martial arts. For over 30 years, Tom has specialized in the treatment of sports injuries and orthopedic conditions using traditional Chinese medicine. He has taught Tui Na massage, bonesetting, acupuncture and Gong Fu Sports Medicine to thousands of practitioners in the US, Canada and Europe. Tom has written numerous books on Chinese medicine, Daoist meditation and the martial arts. In 2015 he founded Practical Chinese Medicine, in order to create a new teaching method and curriculum aimed at imparting practical clinical skills in traditional Chinese medicine.
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