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As well as upcoming seminar events, the Maryland Acupuncture Society also has distance learning courses for CEU/PDA Credit based on recordings of past seminars, and also seminar recordings without credits.

Past events are listed at the bottom of the page. For events prior to March 2013, click here.

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Upcoming events

    • 01 Nov 2014
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 02 Nov 2014
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Sheraton, Columbia, MD (10207 Wincopin Cir, 21044) Special MAS flex hotel rates available, $109 single/double in lodge or tower. Call 888.627.8318 before Oct. 1, 2014. or see http://tinyurl.com/MASWhit ... Check for possible lower pre-paid rates!

    Whitfield Reaves: Orthopedic Acupuncture: Treatment of Common Injuries

    This seminar features the use of advanced acupuncture techniques in the treatment of sports injuries, pain and musculoskeletal disorders. Techniques include the tendino-muscle meridians, distal point strategies, empirical points, and trigger point therapy. The diagnosis and assessment of many common sports-related injuries will be covered, including precise instruction on palpation and orthopedic testing. After diagnosis, a systematic four-step approach is used as the “template” for all acupuncture treatment protocols.
    The most common injuries seen in clinic will be covered. On Saturday, the shoulder, including rotator cuff injury, as well as several other upper extremity pain syndromes will be discussed. On Sunday, gluteal and hip pain as well as a sampling of other lower extremity injuries will be covered, including plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis..
    The weekend will emphasize instruction and demonstration. The material presented in this seminar is the integration of traditional Chinese acupuncture with western orthopedic and sports medicine.
    This seminar is intended to increase your knowledge and confidence in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of common injuries and pain syndromes seen in the clinic! Having spent 30 years specializing in sports acupuncture, Whitfield’s clinical experience is invaluable for practitioners working with pain.


    Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc,  having spent thirty years with Olympic and world-class athletes, has invaluable experience  working with pain and injury.

    Dr. Reaves has been working in the field of sports medicine since he first began practice in 1981. He earned a Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree in 1983 that included a thesis entitled "Acupuncture and the treatment of common running injuries".  Whitfield’s experience in sports medicine includes the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, as well as numerous track and field, ski racing, and cycling events nationally over the last 30 years. He has been in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, and is the author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain (Hidden Needle Press, 2009). He has been teaching acupuncture sports medicine since 1986. Whitfield can be reached at his website www.WhitfieldReaves.com.

    Approved for NCCAOM PDA.

    Approved for CALIFORNIA CEUs

    Early Registration deadline for this seminar is September 30, 2014.

    Cancellation Policy: Registrations must be cancelled prior to October 1, 2014 and only a 75% refund will be given. After that time you will not receive a refund.

    • 01 Jan 2015
    • Audio Recording on CD
    This is a high quality audio recording of the MAS Alex Tiberi Seminar presented on March 20-21, 2010, with the title Aches and Pains: Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Pain.

    An option is to take a test to actually receive CEU credit for listening to the recording.

     The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is on the back of the box, which contains 9 CDs!

    “Where there is free flow, there is no pain; where there is pain, there is no free flow.”

    The topics of this seminar brilliantly woven together by Alex under the cover of Aches and Pains, may include the concerns of just about everyone that walks into your office. Seen from an even broader perspective, Aches and Pains connects us with all humanity. Presented in an accessible, fun and down-to-earth style, you will be able to use this information immediately and effectively!

    The six signs of health:

    • Good Appetite
    • Good Sleep
    • Good Sex Drive
    • No Fatigue
    • No Excessive Emotions
    • No Pain

    Chinese medical theory of pain

    The sensation of pain depends on qi.

    • Mild qi accumulation draws awareness, more severe accumulation results in pain.
    • The nature of the obstructing factor determines the sensation of pain.

    Biomedical theories of pain

    • Different nerve fibers and their role in sensing and suppressing pain
    • Chemical mediators in pain perception

    Relationship of the nerves, pain, and acupuncture

    Emotions and pain

    “Pain cannot exist in the absence of emotional content.”

    • Factors that effect pain tolerance
    • Emotions and chronic pain
    • Nine acupuncture methods for regulating the shen

    Treatment of pain, the general considerations

    • Varying treatment according to the type of pain
    • Techniques of treatment: needle methods, cupping methods, moxibustion, electrical stimulation, herbs, topical applications, tui-na
    • Pain and diagnosis: how pain alters diagnostic signs
    • Local and distal pain treatment techniques

    • 01 Jan 2015
    • Audio Recording on CD
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Alex Tiberi Seminar presented on March 15&16, 2008, on 4 related topics in Chinese Medicine.   The topics were Spirituality, Yang Sheng (Longevity), Breast Health, and Prostate Health. Find additional description of the seminar on the MAS continuing education page links to previous seminars. The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is on the back of the box, which contains 9 CDs!
    • 04 Jan 2015
    • Audio Recording on CD with Optional Test
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Jeffrey Yuen Seminar presented in November 2005, on the "shen" in Chinese Medicine.

    An option is to take a test to actually receive CEU credit for listening to the recording.

    Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of these CDs goes to benefit the International Tai Chi Association.

    The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is included with the set, which contains 10 CDs!
    • 14 Feb 2015
    • Audio Recording on CD with Optional Test
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Alex Tiberi Seminar presented in April, 2003, on the energetics of Orthopedic acupuncture: Theory and Practical Application.

    An option is to take a test to actually receive CEU credit for listening to the recording.

    Due to the high volume of back, leg, and arm pain, fibromyalgia , arthritis, and atrophy, Alex Tibieri addresses the causes: zang fu disharmonies, structural, constitutional, or emotional imbalances. He outlines acupuncture and other adjunct techniques to relieve the disorders.

    The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is included with the set, which contains 10 CDs
    • 14 Feb 2015
    • Audio Recording on CD with Optional Test
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Jeffrey Yuen Seminar presented in April 2004, on cancer care and Chinese medicine.

    An option is to take a test to actually receive CEU credit for listening to the recording.

    Jeffrey Yuen consolidates and integrates some of the Chinese Medicine modalities, namely, acupuncture, herbal medicine, qi gong and dietary therapy, while at the same time, bringing information from western/conventional and alternative approaches into the treatment of cancer.

    Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of these CDs goes to benefit the International Tai Chi Association.

    The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is included with the set, which contains 10 CDs!
    • 18 Nov 2017
    • Audio Recording on CD
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Jeffrey Yuen Seminar presented on November 18-19, 2007, on the treatment of Bi-Obstruction Syndrome, one of the most common conditions encountered in modern acupuncture practice. Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of these CD's goes to benefit the International Tai Chi Association. The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks on paper is included with the set, which contains 9 CDs! See the description of the original seminar for more information.
    • 04 Apr 2019
    • Audio Recording on CD
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Jeffrey Yuen Seminar presented on April 4-5, 2009, on the treatment of the spiritual, emotional, and physical roots of addictions. Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of these CD's goes to benefit the International Tai Chi Association. The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks on paper is included with the set, which contains 9 CDs! See the description of the original seminar for more information.

    The Jeffrey Yuen Addictions seminar CD contains some very handy features.

    1. Each track has a distinctive title that shows up on your CD player. Even the questions are labeled. All track titles are also offered in an Excel file on-line. There are 13-23 tracks on each of the 10 CDs , logically divided according to the lecture.

    2. Within the handout, the tracks are collated. While you are listening to the CD, you always know exactly where you are within the outline and can easily find your way back there.

    3. We have also included a PDF of all of the drawings that accompanied the lecture, 32 altogether. They are also identified within the notes so as you are listening to the lecture, you can tell where he is in the handout but also what he is drawing on the overhead.

    We want to thank Francesca Paik for letting her Metal nature shine through in this artful and laborously created product.
    • 04 Dec 2020
    • Audio Recording on CD
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Jeffrey Yuen Seminar presented on December 4-5, 2010, on the dynamic considerations that occur at the various phases of our life from dietary to lifestyle choices. Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of these CD\'s goes to benefit the International Tai Chi Association. The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks on paper is included with the set as well a copy of the handout, and reproduction of all the drawings and notes that were created by the speaker during the seminar, See the description of the
    original seminar for more information.

    CD recording and editing by Francesca Paik.
    • 24 Mar 2022
    • Audio Recording on CD
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Jeffrey Yuen Seminar presented on March 24-25, 2012, on Treating the Endocrine System with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of these CD\'s goes to benefit the International Tai Chi Association. The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks on paper is included with the set as well a copy of the handout, and reproduction of all the drawings and notes that were created by the speaker during the seminar, See the description of the original seminar for more information.

    CD recording and editing by Francesca Paik.
    • 08 Nov 2023
    • Audio Recording on CD

    This is a high quality recording of the seminar presented by MAS with Angela and John Hicks on November 8-9, 2008, on Deepening Diagnosis and Treatment Skills for Constitutional Treatment.   Find additional description of the seminar on the MAS continuing education page with links to previous seminars.

    A handout will be available for download with a link on the inside cover of the CD. This recording is of the first 2 days of the seminar only, not the last advanced day (which was an interactive experience, not suitable for recording).

    The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is on the back of the box, which contains 9 CDs!
    • 15 Mar 2024
    • Audio Recording on CD
    This is a recording of the MAS Jeffrey Yuen Seminar presented on March 15-16, 2014, on Chinese Medical Pediatrics, Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of these CD's goes to benefit the International Tai Chi Association. The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks, handout, and handwritten notes is included with the set, which contains 10 CDs! See the description of the original seminar for more information.

    The recording for Day 2 is not as clear as Day 1, but is still understandable. If you are not sure whether that will be a problem for you, please Click here to download an MP3 sample from day 2 (should take about 30 seconds on high speed internet). To compare, click here to download a typical high quality sample from day one.
    • 23 Oct 2024
    • Audio Recording on CD

    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Giovanni Maciocia Seminar presented on October 23&24, 2004. The seminar was on

    1. The Psyche in Chinese Medicine: Treatment of Mental/Emotional Problems and

    2. Gynecology in Chinese Medicine.

    The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is on the back of the box, which contains 8 CDs!
    • 14 Nov 2025
    • Audio Recording on CD

    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Giovanni Maciocia Seminar presented on November 14-15, 2009. The seminar was on
    1. BODY-MIND MAPPING IN CHINESE MEDICINE: The physiology, pathology and point energetics of body areas, and

    2. Thyroid Problems, and 3. Prostate Disorders.

    The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is on the back of the box, which contains 8 CDs! and the handout from the seminar can be downloaded from the internet.
    • 18 Nov 2026
    • Audio Recording on CD
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Giovanni Maciocia Seminar presented on November 18-19, 2006. The seminar was on

    1. The Extraordinary Vessels and

    2. Advanced tongue diagnosis.

    The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is on the back of the box, which contains 8 CDs!
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