This course is for the practitioner that wants to put it all together. This is an Advanced Needling course designed to present a more clinical aspect performing the technique. The Basic course emphasized needle practices and proper clean needle technique and handling of the filiform needle.
The Basic course by EMI consisted of the most common muscles and larger muscles of the body so that the practitioner learned how to insert, manipulate and safely remove the filiform needle to provide the best result for the patient.
This Advanced course will emphasize the insertion of the needle into tendons and ligaments of the smaller muscles and joints. A comprehensive look at the detailed type of needling that should be performed in body areas such as: the upper cervical spine, lower cervical spine thoracic spine, lumbopelvic spinal region, the shoulder complex, wrist and forearm dysfunction, upper lower extremity, the knee complex, the ankle/foot complex, the TMJ and headache protocols.
Detailed discussion and demonstration of electrical stimulation with the filiform needle. Protocols for needling scar tissue. Detailed discussion of possible adverse side effects. Documentation of treatment procedures.