Acupuncture for Soft Tissue Injury: TCM and Sports Injury

Acupuncture for Soft Tissue Injury: TCM and Sports Injury

October 15-16, 2016

9:30-12:30, 1:30-4:30

Course Description

Dr. Fan’s course is a 2-day hands-on workshop. During this workshop students will work with one another, in guided hands on practice, to develop the palpation and needling skills needed to treat common sports injuries. Students will also learn how to develop topical internal formulas that treat brusing so common in soft tissue injuries. Finally, Dr. Fan will teach students to create herbal formulas to be taken orally and aid in the healing process.

For a practitioner who treats in Austin, this is a must-do course that you’ll enjoy!

Speaker Bio

Dr. Yongxin Fan has more than 20 years of clinical experience in treating muscular-skeletal disorders, pain, digestive disorders, and psycho-emotional disorders.

Dr. Fan started his practice in acupuncture and Chinese medicine upon graduating fromBeijing College of Acupuncture and Traumatology and Orthopedics in 1991. Fan subsequently practiced and taught as an attending doctor and instructor in the Acupuncture Institute at The China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences and at the Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center for ten years. In 2002, following several visiting professor stints at institutions abroad, he made Texas his home and became a full time faculty member and licensed acupuncturist at AOMA.

Dr. Fan’s approach to patient care has deep roots.  Chinese medicine has been established for over 3000 thousand years and has been proven to be a very effective and safe medical therapy. “I have confidence that I can help people with this ancient but forever young medicine,” says Fan.

Dr. Fan has considerable experience and success in the treatment of a constellation of pain-related ailments, including cervical and lumbar spinal disc injury, lumbago, degenerative osteoarthritis, rotator cuff injury, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendonitis, knee joint pain, heel pain, sports injury, recovery from fracture and surgery, headache, migraine, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, and various internal and external pain syndromes.  He is an excellent caregiver for patients who suffer from psycho-emotional conditions, including stress, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.  Fan has also successfully treated gastric pain and bloating, acid reflux, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, IBS, colitis, and weight problems, in addition to often-seen issues, such as the common cold, flu, allergies, insomnia, diabetes, shingles, skin disorders, menopause, and PMS.

Of course, Dr. Fan is pleased when his patients report improvement or relief from their pain, but he is also highly motivated when he doesn’t see immediate results. “Working with challenging cases drives me to seek better treatment methods. I am constantly studying to better help my patients,” he explains. Dr. Fan, who is a rigorous and outstanding professor in addition to his role as clinician, believes that working at AOMAmakes him a better educator and healer every day.

Fan has coauthored three books and published his research papers in the National Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He lectured and worked as a visiting professor in Holland (1996), Germany (1998), and Japan (1999, 2000). In addition to his highly regarded Sports Medicine Seminar, Dr. Fan has presented several times at the annual Southwest Symposium.

Fan and his wife have two adorable twin boys. He enjoys hiking, reading, fishing, and gardening in his spare time.


Classroom E1 at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine (4701 West Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745).

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Professional: $275

Student: 225