This Foundational webinars provide a balanced understanding of pain from the NeiJing and from biomedical science. The mechanism of acupuncture analgesia is taught from a neurological perspective ranging from theory to treatment design and strategy.
Using the modern understanding of the nervous system as a master key, we unlock the hidden meanings from chapters in the NeiJing concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of pain. This component provides the groundwork for assessing and treating pain conditions that compliments the understanding of Acu-point anatomy and needle technique taught in subsequent modules.
- Understand the scientific rational behind Eastern and Western acupuncture treatment approaches to pain.
- Understand the similarities between the medical classics and contemporary neurological understanding of pain and analgesia.
- Learn to translate subjective pain symptoms to objective functional outcomes
- Be able to assess pain and design a treatment that is consistent with both the classics and peer-reviewed findings.
- Part 1: Pain: Eastern & Western Perspective (4.5 hours)
- Part 2: Neurological Mechanism of Acupuncture (60 minutes)
- Part 3: A Radiculopathic Approach to Chronic Myofascial Pain (1.5 hours)
- Part 4: Bi Impediment Syndrome from the NeiJing (2 hours)
- Part 5: Integrative Assessment & Treatment (2.0 hours)
- Part 6: Electro-Acupuncture Fundamentals (2 hours)
- Part 7: More Classical Foundations (1.5 hours )
- Summary, Question and Answers, Program Worksheet (30 minutes)
Poney Chiang, PhD, R.Ac, R.TCMP Dipl. OM (NCCAOM)
Poney Chiang received a PhD from the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, then a Master’s degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He is an adjunct professor and founding director of the Integrative Acupuncture Program for the Faculty of Health at York University (Toronto). Poney is a professor at the American Neuro-Acupuncture Institute in Santa Fe, and former chair of herbal medicine at the Ontario College of TCM.
He began teaching in 2008 and has offered intensive training events for physicians and physiotherapists in North/South America and in Europe. Poney has been invited to lecture at the World Federation Acupuncture Society, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture Symposiums, Walter Reed Medical Center and Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
His research interests include cadaver dissection, MRI research and their relation to classical channel theory. He is an expert in neuro-anatomy of acupoints and its associated neuro-modulation needle technique. He has authored peer-reviewed articles in Eastern and Western acupuncture journals and is currently focused on writing an integrative acupuncture textbook with Paradigm Publication.
For more information, visit Dr. Poney Chiang's website: www.neuro-meridian.net.
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I first heard of Poney Chiang from different Facebook acupuncture groups in which he was known for his knowledge of anatomy.
I then asked about him and was directed to a free introductory webinar on Medigogy (now Healthy Seminars). To be very honest I was shocked from what I saw, and i am not the type to give praises lightly. This man seemed like the missing link between Chinese classics and modern anatomy I have always wished existed. I fondly think of him as a modern Qi Bo. I think his research will be the foundation of how acupuncture is taught to the future generations.
I know many claim to reconciliate the Classics and modern anatomy. Yet so far nothing I have seen compares to the systematic approach of Poney Chiang. The man reads classical Chinese, has an encyclopedic knowledge of the various anatomical systems that would put most doctors to shame, has hundreds if not thousands of hours of cadaver dissections under his belt to the point that he teaches medical doctors and physiotherapists.
Last but not least Poney Chiang has the rare and precious researcher mindset. He always cites his sources, he always questions himself and he always leaves the door open for other interpretations. He is the kind of man that will say "so far my research leads me to think...", "considering that there has yet to be compelling clinical studies..." and not "this is right / this is wrong". I feel blessed we have him in our community
Poney Chiang offer four classes : Foundation, Lower Extremity, Upper Extremity, Torso and Head.
Through the videos, the meridian system is explained in a clear way mainly via the nervous system but also the muscles, fascia and bones. The different types of anatomical structures in which acupuncture points are found are detailed.
The location of each point is discussed according to Chinese classics (mainly the Systematic Classic) and modern anatomy (nerve, muscles, artery, bone...) then explained with anatomical drawings, dissections photos or films and sometimes scans or MRI. For Each point the proper DeQi is discussed and sometimes demonstrated on video if there is need (for example for motor nerve).
There are some discussions about each meridian, each paired meridians (TaiYang...), Luo meridians, Extraordinary Vessels, classical combinations of points...
I find the amount of knowledge provided is immense and of great quality, you have to watch it many times taking notes and using the hand outs in order to aim to get all you can from it.
Yet from the very beginning you can use the seminars simply by adding extra layers of knowledge to the points you use most often.
I fully encourage all acupuncturists to attend his course and i know that as it was the case for me, it will make you hungry for more.
I am very thankful to Pro D Seminars who invited Poney Chiang to delivers all this material, for providing clear notes and for having free webinars so that we can have a peek before investing. I know Lorne is very dedicated to bringing knowledge to our community, he certainly makes it more easy for us in Europe to have access to some excellent speakers, and he's working hard to make ProD better and better. (I was not retributed for this review).