with Elisa Rossi
Elisa Rossi is a practicing acupuncturist of 40 years as well as an MD and Jungian Psychotherapist, with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Having spent 3 months in China in 1983 researching for shen-hun-po, and subsequently publishing her book “Shen” in 2002, it is clear to Elisa that her interest is in the internal side of human being. And Chinese Medicine is an incredible tool to look at these forces, and to do something about their disorders. It can give some meaning to conditions that may appear confused and confusing, some help to whom is suffering. Some patients speak directly of anxiety or depression, while others express their emotional discomfort through pain, chest oppression, abdominal swelling, fatigue, insomnia, etc. There are times when the “emotional illness” shows itself clearly, others in which it seeps inside in even more alarming ways. Using acupuncture we do not to have to separate emotional and somatic levels. This introduction about shen and the 4 courses that spring from it are based on careful reference to the Classics, so to be able to be creative and effective in our daily practice. Clinical cases are discussed all along, with their doubts and failures, so to connect to real experience. Contents: meaning of shen, hun, po and use in our practice; the role of emotions and how to recognize them; “psycho-emotional” diagnostic patterns and treatment guidelines; “psycho-emotional” classical signs and syndromes. Complete and clear handouts.
Elisa Rossi PhD, MD, is a Psychiatrist, Acupuncturist, and Licensed Psychotherapist. In 1994 Elisa co-founded the School of TCM “MediCina” and from 2006 she is member of Milan Medical Board for Non-Conventional Medicine. Elisa has written numerous books and has lectured extensively around the world.
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Hamstring strain is most commonly diagnosed under the category of accident/trauma, and is a sports injury frequently seen by the acupuncturist. The trauma is at the level of the muscles and tendons, with qi and blood stagnation in the channels and collaterals. Hamstring strain is clearly Bladder meridian pathology, although the Kidney meridian may also be involved. Occasionally, strain and muscle tightness may be a repetitive stress disorder due to the accumulation of micro-trauma. Both cases are treated with similar points and techniques. Treatment of the hamstring demonstrates the diversity of point selection for local and adjacent treatment in acupuncture sports medicine. Often, the point Bladder 37 is useful in releasing the entire hamstring group. This point is an example of “yin” techniques, needling into the space between the medial and lateral hamstrings. However, sometimes both the motor points and the trigger points are necessary. This is a “yang” technique, and involves treatment to ashi points located in the taut bands of muscle, slightly medial or lateral to the Bladder channel. Hamstring treatment is also is a good example of how simple orthopedic assessment, including manual muscle testing and passive stretching, can be integrated into the diagnostic process.
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.
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 s...