Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series - Course 9

Hip Bursitis

by Whitfield Reaves
Art. Nr.: C-WR009

Approved by: NCCAOM, Standard Certificate, IVAS

Language: English

Course Type: Recorded Webinar

Course Length: 1 h

Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

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Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series - Course 9

Course Overview

Trochanteric bursitis presents as pain and stiffness in the hip and lateral thigh which may radiate down the ilio-tibial band. It is often a repetitive stress injury characterized by inflammation of the trochanteric bursa of the hip. Sometimes, it may occur from acute trauma. Hip bursitis usually involves the gluteal muscles and the ilio-tibial band. Treatment of the hip bursae, as shown in this webinar, skillfully combines local and adjacent points. Locally, there are various techniques to treat the bursae itself. And the adjacent muscles, including the gluteus medius, alert the practitioner to vitally important tissues where no traditional acupuncture points are located. Whitfield Reaves teaches that treatment of trochanteric bursitis is one of the very highly effective injuries, as it responds quite well to the techniques of acupuncture sports medicine. He will include instruction on the extraordinary point Jiankua, an extremely useful point in hip and gluteal conditions.

Course Objectives

  • To use palpation in order to diagnose the presence of inflammation of the trochanteric bursae.
  • To name one acupuncture point and one extraordinary point located locally or adjacent, in the gluteus medius muscle.
  • To name two acupuncture points located distal to the bursae.
  • To describe at least one technique used in the treatment of the bursae.
  • To describe treatment proximally to the gluteus medius muscle.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 15 minReview anatomy of the hip.

15 min - 30 minClinical assessment of pathology of the hip.

30 min - 45 minDemonstration of assessment techniques.

45 min - 1 hrsDemonstration of needling techniques.


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