An Integrated Approach to the Diagnosis and Acupuncture Treatment of Painful Musculoskeletal Disorders

with David Legge, September 6-7, 2014

Course Information

This 2-day workshop will be delivered by the author of the well known textbooks Close to the Bone and Jingjin. It aims to enhance your clinical results in this rewarding area of practice by improving both your diagnostic and treatment skills. There will be a mix of theoretical and practical instruction with ample opportunity to practice the techniques demonstrated. The following topics will be covered:

  • Combining Chinese Medicine and pathoanatomical diagnosis to provide the basis for precise treatment.
  • Useful models for acupuncture treatment, including a detailed discussion of the Jingjin (muscle meridians/ channel sinews).
  • The relative merits of approaches to diagnosis and treatment based on the channels, anatomy, Bi syndromes and the Zang-Fu.
  • Specific needle techniques for many common problems.

Course Instructor

David is an osteopath and acupuncturist who specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. He practices in Woy Woy on the NSW central coast, Australia. He graduated in 1980 and undertook postgraduate acupuncture studies in Nanjing, China, in 1982. Back in Australia he began serious practice and was impressed at the powerful local and systemic effects of acupuncture. He realized that a Chinese Medicine and an anatomically based approach were complementary rather than contradictory and the two could be used together to enhance the effect of acupuncture, particularly when treating painful musculoskeletal conditions. He started teaching in 1985 and in 1990 compiled a manual for the acupuncture treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Now in its third edition, Close to the Bone has become a popular text for students and practitioners. It has led to invitations to lecture all over the world.

Course Dates

Saturday and Sunday, September 6-7, 2014, 9:00am-5:00pm

Course Tuition

Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until July 15)
Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until July 15)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until July 15)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 ACU academic credit for this workshop.

Course Prerequisites

To be eligible:

  • Students must have complete ACU113/114 Techniques and Therapeutics at PRC or an equivalent course elsewhere.
  • Non-students must be practitioners with valid and current registration with the CTCMA or foreign credentials that permit needling.
    (proof of satisfaction of the above is required at time of registration)

Course Registration

To register, please click on the registration button below. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.

Withdrawal Policy

For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course.