Tuina for Structural Disorders of the Upper Extremity with Bill Helm
Join us this Veteran’s Day weekend, November 10-12, 2017 to learn Tuina techniques and protocols from Bill Helm, Tuina and Qi Gong Teacher, AOBTA® Certified Instructor, and longtime former Chair of the Massage and Bodywork Program at Pacific Collage of Oriental Medicine.
The weekend will begin on Friday with a special 7-hour class devoted entirely to the oscillating hand techniques used in Tuina bodywork to restore correct anatomical musculoskeletal relationships and neuromuscular patterns, and to increase the circulation of blood and qi.
For those who are familiar with the techniques of rolling, grasping, kneading, pressing, and finger springing, this will be a valuable opportunity for review under Bill’s direct instruction. For those unfamiliar with these techniques, this class is not only a rare opportunity to learn them from an exprienced teacher, but also required to get the full benefit of the rest of the workshop.
The Saturday morning session will concentrate on identifying structural disorders of the shoulder, including shoulder strain/sprain, tendinitis, bicipital tendinitis, frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), rotator cuff tendinitis or tear, dislocation of glenohumeral joint, subacromial bursitis, shoulder separation, and bi syndrome of shoulder.
Saturday afternoon will focus on identifying structural disorders of the elbow, including strain/sprain of the elbow’s soft tissue, lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), medial epicondylitis (little league elbow), dislocation/separation, ulnar neuritis, medial nerve entrapment, ulnar bursitis, and bi syndrome of the elbow.
Sunday morning will concentrate on identifying structural disorders of the wrist, including strain/sprain of the soft tissue of the wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome, flexor/extensor tenosynovitis, dislocation of carpal bones, and fracture of radial/ulnar styloid process.
Sunday afternoon will complete the workshop with an examination of structural disorders of the hand and fingers, including strain/sprain of fingers, tearing of the joint capsule of the inter-phalangeal joint(s), dislocation, metacarpal fracture, and bi syndrome for the wrist and hand.
With each session, after an assessment protocol has been presented and the structural disorders identified, Bill will demonstrate specific Tuina sequences, including both oscillating techniques and specific applicable acupoints, to relieve pain and promote healing. All participants will then have time to practice these sequences under Bill's supervision, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and receive direct personal instruction.
Bill’s last workshop was very successful. Most of the participants expressed an interest in coming back, so be sure to sign up early. Don’t miss this opportunity to study with someone who is not only a great Tuina practitioner, but also a wonderful teacher.
To learn more about this masterful teacher:
Visiting teacher at Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center and longtime faculty and former chair of the Massage and Bodywork Program at Pacific Collage of Oriental Medicine.
Bill Helm, Tuina and Qi Gong Teacher, AOBTA® Certified Instructor, studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in China at the Shanghai College of Medicine and the Beijing Olympic Training Center, and in the United States with Taoist Master Share K. Lew and Dr. Yu Da Fang.
He is a 20th generation Indoor Disciple of Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang, and holds a 6th Duan Wei from the Chinese Wushu Association. Bill has also studied with Taijiquan Master Chen Xiaoxing, Master Chen Zhiquang, Master Ren Guangyi and Master Chen Bing.
An ordained Taoist Priest, Bill has been studying Chinese martial and healing arts since 1965, specializing in Taijiquan, Tuina Chinese Bodywork, Qi Gong and Herbal Medicine. Bill travels periodically to Chen Village for focused practice of Chen Style Taijiquan.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Tuina Hand Techniques
12:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Day One Course description: In this hands on practical class students will be taught specific Tuina oscillating hand techniques, as well as principals of effective expression of kinesthetic force. Patterns and underlying factors of Bi Syndrome and Deficient Wei Qi will also be identified, and students will have the opportunity to practice, under supervision, a whole body Tuina treatment designed to expel pathogenic factors from the channels, muscles, tendons, and joints, relieve qi and blood stagnation, and tonify underlying deficiencies.
Acupuncturists and Asian Bodywork Therapists alike will find these rhythmic, penetrating techniques fun to perform and receive, as well as powerful additions to your clinical methods of summoning and moving qi.
For Massage Therapists looking to expand their repertoire to include Asian Bodywork Therapy treatment styles and principles, this is a perfect introductory class. Once you have had a chance to get comfortable with these techniques, Bill will demonstrate and supervise practice of a whole body treatment to put those skills to use.
Goals and Objectives:
- Learn Oscillating Techniques; Rolling, Finger Springing, Grasping and Kneading.
- Learn Pressure Techniques; Pushing, Pressing and Press-Rub.
- Learn Movement Techniques; Passive Movement, Traction
- Identify Symptoms of Excess Qi
- Develop Specific Skills in Applying Tuina Oscillating Hand Techniques
- Define Specific Patterns of Qi Obstruction and Deficiency in the Channels, Muscles, Tendons, and Joints
- Learn Tuina Treatment Techniques which can be used right away to address the Whole Body
Recommended Books and Instructional DVDs:
Book: Tuina Hand Techniques and Full-Body Protocol
DVD: Tuina Hand Techniques (or the 2-Disk set listed below)
Tuina Treatment Strategies for the Upper Extremity
Saturday-Sunday, November 11-12, 2017
Course Description: In this hands on practical class, students will learn and practice specific Tuina treatment protocols which can be used right away to treat structural disorders of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Students will identify specific joint and soft tissue problems, and will be instructed in appropriate Tuina techniques and acupoints to use to address these problems.
On Saturday Bill will examine structural disorders of the shoulders and elbow, and on Sunday the hand and wrist. He will cover diagnosis from a Chinese bodywork approach, including identifying Bi Syndrome, review Zang Fu Patterns of Obstruction of Qi in the Channels, Muscles, Joints, and Tendons, and assess pain, both chronic and acute, as a result of injury and trauma.
Specific Tuina protocols will then be demonstrated to address these disorders, and attendees will have time for supervised practice of these protocols to improve and expand their clinical capability.
Tuina Treatment Strategies for the Shoulder and Elbow
Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
MORNING SESSION: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Identifying structural disorders of the shoulder, including: shoulder strain/sprain, tendinitis, bicepital tendinitis, frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), rotator cuff tendinitis or tear, dislocation of glenohumeral joint, subacromial bursitis, shoulder separation, bi syndrome of shoulder. Demonstration of appropriate tuina techniques and identifying applicable acupoints. Instruction and supervised practice.
AFTERNOON SESSION: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Identifying structural disorders of the elbow, including: strain/sprain of elbow soft tissue, lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), medial epicondylitis (little league elbow), dislocation/separation, ulnar neuritis, medial nerve entrapment, ulnar bursitis, bi syndrome of the elbow. Demonstration of appropriate tuina techniques and identifying applicable acupoints. Instruction and supervised practice.
Tuina Treatment Strategies for the Wrist and Hand
Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
MORNING SESSION: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Identifying structural disorders of the wrist, including: strain/sprain of the soft tissue of the wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome, flexor/extensor tenosynovitis, dislocation of carpal bones, fracture of radial/ulnar styloid process. Demonstration of appropriate tuina techniques and identifying applicable acupoints. Instruction and supervised practice.
AFTERNOON SESSION: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Identifying structural disorders of the hand and fingers, including: strain/sprain of fingers, tearing of the joint capsule of the inter-phalangeal joint(s), dislocation, matacarpal fracture. Demonstration of appropriate tuina techniques and identifying applicable acupoints. Instruction and supervised practice.
Recommended Books and Instructional DVDs:
Book: Tuina for Structural Disorders
DVD: Tuina for the Upper Extremities
DVD: Tuina Hand Techniques and Orthopedic Disorders (2 Disks)
Early Registration Tuition: by October 15, 2017
$150 Professional - Friday
$175 Professional - Saturday or Sunday
$300 Professional - Saturday + Sunday
$400 Professional - Full Weekend Program
Regular Tuition: after October 15, 2017
$175 Professional - Friday
$195 Professional - Saturday or Sunday
$350 Professional - Saturday + Sunday
$450 Professional - Full Weekend Program
Don't miss out, we only have room for 20 participants per class, register now to reserve your space!
Program Designed for Practitioners and Students of Eastern and Western Healing Traditions, including: Acupuncturists, Asian Bodywork Therapists, Massage Therapists, and other Manual Bodywork Therapists interested in learning this ancient healing craft. *Please note: Prior experience is expected if attending only on Saturday and/or Sunday. NCCAOM and NCBTMB PDAs pending
Supportive Discounts: Select the appropriate “Professional Status” and timeframe when checking out.
$20 Discounted for AOBTA® Members
$30 Discounted for Recent Graduates (< 1 years)
$50 Discounted for Students
Investing in Community: The American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA®) is a national Membership Association for Asian Bodywork Therapy Students, Professionals, Educators and Schools and the only organization dedicated exclusively to serving the ABT profession.
As president of the AOBTA®, and in an effort to support the ABT community, Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center (EMTEC) will offer all new AOBTA® professional members $75 credit to apply towards the full program price of one program. Offer good April 1, 2017 - April 1, 2018.
For current members, EMTEC will match any contributions given though waving the AOBTA® member discount upon purchase of each class. i.e. in this offer $20 waived equals $40 donated to the AOBTA®. Inquire for details.
To Learn More About the AOBTA® and Asian Bodywork Therapy Visit: http://www.aobta.org/
To Apply for Professional Status: http://www.aobta.org/apply-for-professional-membership