Acupuncture For The Treatment Of Rheumatic Conditions

With a global aging population, and health services already stretched to treat chronic conditions, acupuncturists around the world should be better prepared to treat conditions such as rheumatism and arthritis. In this lecture Angie Hughes discusses aging from a TCM perspective and how the onset and degeneration of rheumatic conditions can be delayed and prevented - if treated early. Bi Syndromes are presented in detail, with a distinction between the often misunderstood different patterns; Hot Bi – Re Bi – Damp Heat Bi , Cold Bi - Tong Bi - Han Bi - Painful Bi, Stubborn Bi – Boney Bi – Wan Bi, Fixed Bi – Zhuo Bi – Shi Bi – Damp Bi.

This lecture is essential for practitioners wishing to understand this complex and ever growing problem.


Goals of the course:

1. Understanding the zang fu responsible for healthy bones, sinews and joints
2. What is rheumatism and rheumatic pain according to TCM
3. What are the six pernicious external pathological factors that cause rheumatism
4. Understanding the different types of Bi Syndrome
5. Treatment protocols used in the treatment of Bi Syndrome


This course is £15 for non JCM subscribers.

This course is £11.25 for JCM subscribers.

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Running time: Approximately 1 hr 30 mins

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Speakers Biography

Angie Hughes studied acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the UK and graduated from the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1989. She was in practice for 8 years before moving to Seattle in 1997 to join the teaching faculty of the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NIAOM). While teaching core curriculum there, she studied Chinese Herbal Medicine and received her Maser's of Acupuncture in 2002. In the fall of 2002, she joined Bastyr University clinic and teaching faculty and currently supervises Master's level acupuncture students as they complete their clinic rotations. Her teaching speciality has become geriatric medicine with a focus on the treatment of chronic pain and symptoms resulting from CVA's (stroke). With over 30 years in private practice, Angie applies her clinical observations to her practical teaching which you cam benefit from in the comfort of your own home or office.