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Using Scalp Acupuncture as a Treatment Modality
September 28, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Webinar Price: $75.00 ( Discount for member $25 )

In this one-hour webinar you will learn how to apply scalp acupuncture to treat a variety of conditions.

Scalp acupuncture is a specialized acupuncture technique that addresses the physical, emotional and mental domains for presenting symptoms. You will be introduced to two systems of scalp acupuncture. You will learn to address various types of chronic pain ranging from musculoskeletal to neurological causes. You will see how motor function can be improved in cerebral palsy, incomplete spinal cord injury, stroke patients and other neurological conditions. You will explore how scalp acupuncture can address cognitive and mood issues such as stress and anxiety which is particularly helpful for concussion and TBI. At the end of this presentation, you will be able to select the correct lines and areas according to patient presentation.

Integrating Scalp Acupuncture into Your Practice is lead by Irene Biemann, PT, R.Ac., CAFCI.

 

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About Irene Biemann

Irene Biemann, PT, RAc, CAFCI, is a Toronto-based registered physiotherapist and acupuncturist. She first began using acupuncture while working at Lyndhurst Spinal Cord Centre (now Toronto Rehab – Lyndhurst Centre) where she was one of the developers of the “Deafferentation Protocol”, a scalp acupuncture treatment used to treat deafferentation pain in spinal cord injury (SCI). For the past 22 years she has treated a wide variety of conditions ranging from chronic pain, MVA’s and neurological conditions such as MS, SCI, stroke and TBI at the Rapson Pain and Acupuncture Clinic. Since 2012 she has been using scalp acupuncture regularly with the majority of her patients to treat and improve chronic pain, movement dysfunctions, mood and cognitive issues. She is a co-author of Acupuncture treatment of pain in spinal cord injuries (SCI): experience treating over 300 patients in a rehabilitation hospital (published in Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies) and has been on faculty with Acupuncture Canada since 1996.
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