Scientific Integrative Medicine (SIM)
for Pain and Arthritis
September 22-23, 2018
Michigan State University
Scientific Integrative Medicine (SIM) for Pain and Arthritis Workshop
Day 1. Myofascial Palpation/Release, Dry Needling, & Photomedicine
Day 2. Botanical Approaches, including Cannabis Discussion
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE: This two-day workshop will encourage you to expand your integrative medical knowledge through a hands-on, experiential workshop that includes instruction and practice in medical acupuncture, myofascial release, medical massage, laser therapy and LED arrays (photomedicine), and botanical medicine.
WHO CAN ATTEND: Licensed veterinarians, veterinary technicians/nurses and veterinary students
- Offer patients ways to avoid medications and surgery by diversifying options to address acute and chronic pain.
- Strengthen integrative medical care by identifying scientific and evidence-based options instead of those that relay on unverified mechanisms and irrational ideations.
- Tailor treatment recommendations to patients’ specific needs based on assessments that include myofascial palpation and postural evaluation.
- Learn the concepts of dry needling and acupuncture based on the method developed by Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA called the Medical Acupuncture and Integrative Neuromodulation® approach, founded on neuroanatomic acupuncture and osteopathic medical principles.
- Develop skill in dry needling for myofascial pain problems.
- Recognize the role of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems in the generation and perpetuation of acute and chronic pain.
- Practice myofascial palpation skills in order to assemble a congruent and insightful determination of the somatic component of common physiologic imbalances that often accompany pain and chronic illness.
- Learn how to perform osteopathically informed myofascial release (direct and indirect) as an alternative to standard Swedish massage techniques.
- Explain the scientific principles of laser therapy and light emitting diodes (LEDs).
- Practice treatments involving photomedicine devices for pain and neurologic dysfunction.
- Describe how cannabis affects the nervous system and pain problems.
- Recognize typical cannabis formulations patients access as medical marijuana approaches for pain and disability.
- Expand awareness about non-cannabis options in botanical medicine to treat pain and anxiety.
- Critique labels of readily available botanical products in order to assess quality and reliability.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Medical Acupuncture and Integrative Neuromodulation Workshop –
8:30a – 9:15a Demonstration: Establishing the vision. Dr. Narda Robinson will provide a demonstration of the gentle, yet effective, method of observing, palpating, and treating a canine patient.
9:15a – 10:00a Fundamentals of Scientific Integrative Medicine for Pain and Arthritis: The role of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems in the generation and perpetuation of pain and arthritis.
10:00a – 10:20a Break
10:20a – 10:50a Myofascial Dysfunction – Why it forms, how to localize it, ways to treat it. Manual therapy as integrative neuromodulation.
11:00a – 12:00a Hands-On: Myofascial palpation and treatment with easy to learn myofascial release techniques. (HUMAN Lab participants practice on each other in order to receive verbal feedback.)
12:00p – 1:00p Lunch
1:00p – 2:00p Lecture/Demonstration: Dry needling as the first step in learning medical acupuncture.
2:00p – 3:00p Lecture: Photomedicine as integrative neuromodulation and connective tissue treatment.
3:00p – 3:30p Break
3:30p – 5:00p Hands-On: Myofascial release, dry needling, massage and photomedicine practice. (CANINE)
Botanical Medicine, Including Cannabis –
8:00a – 9:00a Lecture: Botanical medicine options for pain and arthritis. Pharmacology and clinical considerations.
9:00a – 10:00a Lecture: Cannabis for pain and arthritis. The endocannabinoid system.
10:00a – 10:20 Break
10:20a – 12:00p Hands-On: Reading labels, sorting fact from fiction, red flags and claims.
Scientific Integrative Medicine for Pain and Arthritis – 2 Day Workshop
Open to: Licensed Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary students
September 22-23, 2018
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Scientific Integrative Medicine Workshop:This two-day workshop will encourage you to expand your integrative medical offerings and update your science-based acupuncture knowledge through a hands-on, experiential workshop that includes instruction and practice in medical acupuncture, myofascial release, laser therapy and LED arrays (photomedicine), and botanical medicine.
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WHO CAN ATTEND: Licensed veterinarians
Registration is open through August 18, 2018.