Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Pain: Pathology and Treatment with Acupuncture and Osteopathy

The practical approach of this course, including orthopaedic demo videos with a model and a skeleton showing the physiology and pathophysiology of the limbs, makes it possible for practitioners to use these methods in their daily practice. Enjoy a step by step guidance from diagnosis to treatment and translate theory into practice.

Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Pain: Pathology and Treatment with Acupuncture and Osteopathy

The Mazzanti AcuOsteo Method®

8 Lessons 
Included
2:45 hours 
On-Demand Video
The Shoulder
The Elbow | The Wrist
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CEU/CPD/PDAs

What will you learn

  • Detect somatic dysfunctions and treat them.
  • Use Muscle and connective secondary channels.
  • Combine and needle-specific acupuncture points.
  • Use cupping therapy and bleeding protocols.
  • Review the pathophysiology and diagnosis of pain in TCM and Osteopathic medicine.
  • Understand the crucial role of Muscle and Connecting Channel: functions and treatment methods.
  • Translate theory into practice through the practical approach of this course and a step by step guidance from diagnosis to treatment.

Course Overview

This course aims to enable practitioners to easily apply Acupuncture and OMT to Upper Limb Musculoskeletal (MSK) Pain.

Frequent reasons for consultation with acupuncturists and osteopaths are Upper Limb Pain. Many of these result from Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus tendonitis, long head of the Biceps tendonitis, lateral and medial Epicondylitis, radial and ulnar styloiditis, and extensor tenosynovitis.

In my experience, Acupuncture and Osteopathy are two types of medicine providing effective treatment modules with a synergistic effect in treating MSK pain. Acupuncture restores the local circulation of Qi and/or Blood, inducing analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects and myofascial relaxation. Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment (OMT) aims to bring joints back to their physiological position, reduce pain and motion restriction, and help identify the channel that needs to be treated with Acupuncture.

The practical approach of this course, including orthopaedic demo videos with a model and a skeleton showing the physiology and pathophysiology of the limbs, makes it possible for practitioners to use these methods in their daily practice. Enjoy a step by step guidance from diagnosis to treatment and translate theory into practice.

The following course covers the following topics:

  • Shoulder, elbow and wrist MSK pain: description of Orthopedic tests.
  • Shoulder, elbow and wrist MSK pain in Acupuncture: etiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis and treatment with acupuncture, bleeding, and cupping.
  • Muscle (Jin Jing) and Connecting (Luo) channels: pathways, functions, and treatment methods.
  • Shoulder, elbow and wrist MSK pain: diagnosis and treatment with Acupuncture using distal, local, adjacent, etiological and general points (the order of needling is listed).
  • Shoulder, elbow and wrist MSK pain in Osteopathic Medicine: tests for the primary somatic dysfunctions and recommended OMT.
  • Learn the Mazzanti AcuOsteo Method®: Acupuncture and OMT to treat shoulder, elbow, and wrist MSK pain.


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I understand that the information in this course presented by the Provider and/or Instructor(s) is for educational purposes only and should only be applied with appropriate clinical judgment and used by a trained and licensed
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About the Teacher

Dr. Umberto Mazzanti MD, Acupunturist, Osteopath

Umberto Mazzanti, MD, Acupuncturist, Osteopath DO MROI 1980 – Graduate in Medicine 1982 – Graduate in Acupuncture 1983 – Postgraduate Specialization in Physiotherapy 1988 – Postgraduate Specialization in Sports Medicine 1986 – Founding member and Vice President of A.M.A.B. (Association of Medical Acupuncturists of Bologna) and Vice Director of A.M.A.B. – Italian Chinese school of Acupuncture 1995 – Graduate in Osteopathy DO MROI Since 1999 – Board Member of F.I.S.A. (Italian Federation of Acupuncture Societies) Since 2012 – General Secretary of PEFOTS (Pan European Federation of TCM Societies) Since 2015 – Visiting Professor Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM) Since 2016 – Member of the Council Board of WFCMS (World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies)

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