Home / News / Doctorate Program Dec 6th-9th, 2019 & 16–CEU *NCCAOM Approved* Seminar for Acupuncture Professionals Jin Shang: Effective Therapy at the Sinew Level


The therapeutic applications of acupuncture are constantly evolving. Practitioners all over the world are expanding acupuncture into areas that overlap and complement seemingly-compartmentalized fields such as chiropractic and physical therapy. In this seminar, David Dong Liu, Ph.D. (China) demonstrates his dynamic use of acupuncture in the field of sports medicine. Dr. Liu has refined the TCM concept of Jin Shang (“sinew injury”), and incorporated acupuncture with taping and other techniques generally used in western therapy. This integration of acupuncture with sports medicine produces remarkable clinical results. Addressing pain and injury through sinew-level channels provides TCM practitioners with a new and useful approach to acute and chronic musculo-skeletal problems. Pattern differentiation and treatment using Jin Shang techniques will be thoroughly discussed. Dr. Liu will explain the theory and mechanics of sinew-level meridians (jing-luo), explain functional channels movement assessment, and demonstrate his technique for combining needling with taping. This seminar provides discussion, demonstration, and hands-on practice, validating Dr. Liu’s approach with real patient cases.    

Practitioners taking this course will:

  1. Understand the theory of Sinew jing-luo in acupuncture
  2. Learn to differentiate applications and principles of Jin Shang treatment
  3. Obtain skills in treating Jin Shang issues with acupuncture and taping
  4. Learn to prevent and rehabilitate sports injuries with Jin Shang techniques
  5. Understand other therapeutic methods of Jin Shang

David Dong Liu holds a Ph.D. degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, and a Master’s degree in Health and Kinesiology from the University of Texas. Dr. Liu has been teaching and practicing acupuncture and functional rehabilitation for over 20 years. In his clinical practice, Dr. Liu specializes in sports acupuncture and rehabilitation, as well as focusing on patients with bladder and bowel dysfunction due to spinal cord injury. In another aspect of his practice, Dr. Liu has provided care to professional figure skaters as a team therapist at national and international competitions. He is engaged in research on the use of acupuncture to manage pain and the use of Tai Chi to promote mindfulness and improve mood in college students.  Dr. Liu has earned awards at international Tai Chi championships. In recognition of his commitment and passion for Tai Chi, acupuncture, and TCM, Dr. Liu received the International TCM Award for Acupuncture Development and Contribution in Canada in October 2018.

This 16-hour seminar represents a stand-alone portion of AAAOM’s entire DAOM program.

Seminar Specifics:

Date: Saturday & Sunday, December 7-8, 2019

Hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm each day, with a 1-hour lunch break.

CEUs: Acupuncturists earn 16 CEUs (NCCAOM-approved).

Cost: $350. Only a limited number of seats are available to practitioners who are not enrolled in the DAOM program.

To Register: Please call 651-631-0204 ext. 1, or email tcmhealth@aol.com

Location: American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 1925 West County Road B2, Roseville, MN 55113.


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