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Peripheral nerve entrapment: electro-acupuncture treatment methods

December 1, 2016 to December 2, 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

Electro-acupuncture treatments for 16 different entrapment syndromes

Peripheral nerve impingement syndromes are often misdiagnosed and thought to be treatable only through surgery. Electro-acupuncture is a far less invasive alternative therapy capable of addressing myofascial hypertonicity common in entrapments syndromes as well as treating nerve trunks and branches directly to de-irritate sensory nerve and/or de-inhibit motor nerves. Poney Chiang will explain the differential diagnosis, assessment and electro-acupuncture treatment methods for 16 different types of entrapment syndromes.

Day 1:

  • Introduction & overview
  • Upper extremity disorders
  1. Scalene entrapment
  2. Radial tunnel
  3. Posterior interosseous nerve
  4. Wartenburg syndrome
  5. Pronator teres
  6. Anterior interosseous nerve
  7. Carpal tunnel
  8. Cubital tunnel
  9. Guyon's canal

Day 2:

  • Lower extremity disorders
  1. Psoas entrapment
  2. Meralgia parathetica
  3. Piriformis syndrome
  4. Adductor tunnel
  5. Peroneal tunnel
  6. Anterior tarsal tunnel
  7. Medial tarsal tunnel

Case presentation

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


Poney Chiang - Instructor

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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