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Neuro-rehabilitation: acupuncture for CNS disorders

December 3, 2016 to December 4, 2016

13 Category A
Open to: 
NDs, health-care practitioners, third-year students
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November 11, 2016
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Course description

In China, the demand for acupuncture by stroke patients is second only to pain. In this workshop, Poney will teach popular methods used in China and his own integrative approaches to treat central nervous system disorders. Evidenced based research will be presented along with traditional Chinese medical strategy on treating wind-related diseases.

Day 1:

  • Research findings on the effect of acupuncture on the CNS for neurological conditions
  • TCM perspective on neurological disorders: Wind, Bi Syndrome, Wei Syndrome, Du-Mai Pathology
  • TCM pattern differentiation and point selection for neurological conditions
  • XinNaoKaiQiao (Dr. Shi Xue Ming's Awaken the Brain Open the Orifice Protocol) for neuro-rehab
  • Neuro-anatomical scalp acupuncture (Dr. Shun Fa Jiao’s style)

Day 2:

  • Yin-Yang Balancing Acupoint-to-Acupoint Penetrative Needling (AAPN) for spastic paralysis
  • Neuroanatomy of acupoints used for motor rehabilitation
  • Motor nerve trunk stimulation needle technique
  • Counter lateral articular sensory nerve needle technique
  • Auricular acupuncture for neurological dysfunction
  • Central & peripheral protocols for stroke, MS, Parkinson's, motor neuron disease

Case presentation

Take both electro-acupuncture and neuro-rehabilitation for $800!


Poney Chiang -

Poney received a PhD from the Institute of Medical Science (University of Toronto) and a four-year professional Masters degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York. He apprenticed for five years in a medical lineage that once consulted for the Forbidden Palace. Poney began teaching in 2008 and has been asked to teach his acupuncture training program at professional development seminars to acupuncturists, naturopathic doctors, physiotherapist and chiropractors. He is an author to a number of Oriental medicine publications and has appeared numerous times on local television (OMNI News) as an expert in Chinese medicine. Poney was a speaker for the York Region Police Association, Asian Integrative Medicine Symposium and International Contemporary Acupuncture Symposium. In 2013 he founded the Neuro-Meridian Integrative Acupuncture Certificate Program in collaboration with CCNM. This unconventional program integrates Chinese medical classics with the latest peer-reviewed medical journals to provide a synergistic approach to acupuncture. His students call this integrative curriculum "The Future of Acupuncture."

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