Treating Acupuncture Points and Their Associated Channels with Manual Manipulation Techniques to Enhance Pre and/or Post Acupuncture Treatments


The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is pleased to announce another offering of an exciting education opportunity— a workshop focused on manual medicine treatments derived from osteopathic manipulative medicine to be held at Tampa Marriott Westshore in Tampa, FL on January 26-27, 2019, presented by Jay Sandweiss, DO, FAAMA.

This year marks the 40th year that Dr. Sandweiss has been teaching and practicing various aspects of the healing arts. In his private practice, patients are treated with integrative medicine approaches that include: osteopathic manipulative medicine, medical acupuncture, nutritional and herbal medicine, functional medicine, and Applied Kinesiology manual muscle testing approaches. This weekend workshop will focus on teaching clinically effective procedures for diagnosing and treating common blockages in acupuncture meridian flow. This is accomplished by practicing palpation techniques and manual muscle testing to arrive at specific diagnoses that can be treated with a variety of manual procedures that are presented in the course.

There is an exceptional value in knowing how to accurately test all the major muscle groups of the body when exploring specific neuromuscular inhibition patterns. Each major muscle group has been correlated with the particular acupuncture channel. Furthermore, particular acupuncture points can exert a profound effect on muscle strength testing. Attendees will appreciate the clinical value of utilizing muscle testing as a diagnostic tool for any musculoskeletal complaints while simultaneously discovering a unique connection between muscles and the acupuncture system.  Attendees will learn the major principles and mechanisms utilized by osteopathic physicians and other manual medicine practitioners to identify and release somatic dysfunctions that are affecting the myofascial system and the specific joints of the body including spinal segmental dysfunction. As the acupuncture channels flow through these specific somatic areas, it makes sense that releasing these restrictions before placing acupuncture needles into the body can only enhance the overall therapeutic effect of that particular treatment.

Dr. Sandweiss has presented lectures and workshops for the AAMA numerous times over the past 25 years.  His presentations are always appreciated for their valuable course content and the humorous and playful way in which he generously shares his knowledge and materials.  Attendees will acquire useful new skills for addressing common patient complaints such as: tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, foot and ankle pain, shoulder pain, cervical and low back pain, just to name a few.


At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

• Appreciate the role of fascia and how it directly influences acupuncture Qi flow through the meridian channels and specific acupuncture points
• Evaluate and treat myofascial restrictions that adversely affect meridian Qi flow
• Appreciate how to manually muscle test numerous major muscles throughout the body that if inhibited are directly related to pain and dysfunction in multiple body regions (eg shoulder, knee, low back, etc.)
• Demonstrate at least one manipulation procedure for treating each of the 12 distinct meridians and additionally the Ren and Du channels


Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

There will be a 15-minute break each morning and afternoon along with a lunch break. Continental breakfast and refreshments will be provided. Participants are on their own for lunch.


American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Tampa Marriott Westshore
1001 N. Westshore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
Room Rate: $159 single/double + taxes per night
(Available until Dec 27 or when block sells out)
Phone:  1.813.287.2555

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