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Acupuncture and Chronic Pain: Combining TCM & Biomechanics to Optimize Outcomes

Acupuncture and Chronic Pain: Combining TCM & Biomechanics to Optimize Outcomes
Presented by: Peter Dorsher, MSc, MD

1-Hour Live Webcast
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
8:00 pm EDT, 7:00 pm CDT, 5:00 pm PDT 

This webinar will explore overlap of ancient and contemporary medical concepts, the resulting implications for acupuncture’s mechanism, and how to integrate traditional acupuncture database with contemporary allopathic anatomic and physiologic  knowledge to enhance acupuncture treatment outcomes. Practical clinical applications for neck and shoulder pain conditions including point protocols will be presented that can be immediately used in acupuncture practice.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this LIVE webcast physician participants will be able to:

1) Discuss relationship of cranial and spinal nerves to Classical acupuncture points
2) List the only major organ system not described by TCM and its implications regarding acupuncture meridians
3) List 3 adverse clinical effects of forward head posture
4) List 3 adverse clinical effects of rounded shoulders
5) Describe how to incorporate local, distal and autonomic points to treat neck pain
6) Describe how to incorporate local, distal and autonomic points to treat shoulder pain  

Peter Dorsher, MSc, MD

Dr. Peter Dorsher had been a member of the Mayo Clinic staff for 27 years and former chairperson of his department at Mayo Florida.  Post retirement, he is pursuing acupuncture practice, education, and research in next career. His areas of interest include myofascial pain syndrome, acupuncture mechanisms, and low level laser therapy for treating pain. He has over 75 publications including an acupuncture anatomy reference DVD (Primal Pictures). A book and APP on acupuncture will be released this fall, in addition to multiple peer reviewed publications. He has been a loyal AAMA member since 1998 and received multiple research awards from the organization. He has lectured nationally and internationally on acupuncture related topics including lectures at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero and 2019 ICMART conference, as a featured speaker. 

Accreditation/Designation: The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The AAMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Disclosure Policy
AAMA requires any person in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including those of a spouse/life partner, that could create a conflict of interest (COI). Individuals who refuse to disclose will not be permitted to contribute to this CME activity in any way. AAMA has policies in place that will identify and resolve COIs prior to this educational activity. AAMA also requires faculty to disclose discussions of investigational products or unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Disclosure Statement
Peter Dorsher, MSc, MD has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.

The reviewers and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.


The fee to participate in this LIVE activity is $40/members and $70/non-members per webcast. Note: The special discounted pricing for this activity!

Use the button below to register/pay for the LIVE presentation. Once paid, access instructions will be emailed to participant. At the conclusion of the LIVE activity, an evaluation/survey must be completed with attestation of credit/participation. Certificate of completion will be emailed when completed evaluation/survey is completed.