About this course:
Pain management is one of the most common issues confronting all medicine. Historically, pain was commonly encountered in the military and its subsequent management has evolved into one of the leading specialties of Chinese medicine – wai ke, or external medicine. Many of its principles have been retained in the study of die dat, sports medicine or “bonesetting”, which provides practitioners with guidelines on how to manipulate the sinews and bones. Crucial to this understanding is the angle of manipulation, local and distal selection, bilateral and/or contralateral inclusion, and activation or desensitization of certain points or areas. This workshop will provide an understanding of the guiding principles of wai ke and how limb pain can manifest from other unresolved issues, located in other regions of the body. In addition, you will develop treatment strategies for chronic pain within the modalities of Chinese medicine.