Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series - Course 7

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

by Whitfield Reaves
Art. Nr.: C-WR007

Approved by: IVAS, Standard Certificate, NCCAOM

Language: English

Course Type: Recorded Webinar

Course Length: 1 h

Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Access Period: Lifetime

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Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series - Course 7

Course Overview

Most acupuncture practitioners are familiar with the pain, tingling, and numbness in the palmar aspect of the hand and wrist seen in carpal tunnel syndrome. Often, it is a repetitive stress injury characterized by entrapment, compression, or irritation to the median nerve in its narrow passageway of the carpal tunnel at the wrist. However, this webinar will attempt to honestly address the complex issues that make its treatment with acupuncture sometimes quite frustrating for both the practitioner and the patient. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common type of compressive neuropathy seen in the clinic. Local treatment starts in the region of the point Pericardium 7; however, treatment for the carpal tunnel patient is never that simple, as there are often additional factors that contribute to the condition. Whitfield Reaves will discuss the complicated issues of carpal tunnel syndrome during this webinar, and will attempt to simplify this condition with various acupuncture sports medicine protocols.

Course Objectives

  • To diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome using two orthopedic tests.
  • To use palpation and observation to assess the stage of the condition.
  • To name three local and adjacent acupuncture points located at the site of injury.
  • To know two non-local treatments that may be used in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • To describe the needle technique at PC 7, at the site of the carpal tunnel.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 15 minReview of the anatomy of the carpal tunnel.

15 min - 30 minDescribe the clinical assessment of the pathology of the carpal tunnel.

30 min - 45 minDemonstratoin of assessment techniques.

45 min - 1 hrsDemonstration of needling techniques to treat injuries of the carpal tunnel.


In practice for over 30 years, Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac., specializes in the field of sports medicine. Being in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, Whitfield's experience includes working with athletes at the 1984 LA Olympic Games and other sport competitions; an author, he teaches internationally as well.
Kurslänge 1h
Kurssprache English
Kurstyp Recorded Webinar