Forbidden Points and Other Safety Considerations in Acupuncture

Forbidden Points and Other Safety Considerations in Acupuncture
presented by Montiel Rosenthal, MD, FAAMA

1-Hour Live Webcast
Monday, March 2, 2020
8:00 pm EST, 7:00 pm CST, 5:00 pm PST

Montiel Teresa Rosenthal, MD has been practicing Medical Acupuncture for sixteen years. She currently is Professor of Family & Community Medicine, at the University of Cincinnati and is Director of Maternity Services. She serves the AAMA as Chair of the Education Committee and Member of the Board of Directors.


This presentation will review classical needling prohibitions, warnings and use in comparison with evidence based western medical understanding of human anatomy, pathology, and infectious disease.


This webinar will cover the medical and historical literature surrounding classical points “forbidden” for use in Acupuncture and related applications and disciplines. Are they really forbidden to use among patients in general, or just with pregnant women? What applications can the discerning acupuncturist use, how, and when? What are the safety concerns around Acupuncture?

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

  • Identify traditional taboos in needling/pressure/localized trauma from historical sources in acupuncture and martial arts
  • Distinguish safe approaches to needling for therapeutic benefit
  • Interpret and evaluate historic needling prohibitions in light of modern medical evidence


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