Acupuncture for Soft Tissue Injury: TCM and Sports Therapy


From: October 15, 2016 at 9:30am to: Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 4:30pm


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!


1. Students will be able to identify the clinical and empirical research regarding how acupuncture facilitates the healing of soft tissue injuries

2. Students will become familiar with the traditional classic acupuncture techniques to treat general soft tissue injury

3. Students will be able to construct an acupuncture strategy for common sports injuries  

4. Students will use palpation and needling techniques for common sports injuries

5. Students will recognize the most common internal and external herbal formulas and patterns for soft tissue injury

About the Instructor:

Yongxin Fan is an accomplished instructor of traditional Chinese tuina. He practiced and taught as an attending medical doctor and instructor at the Acupuncture Institute at the Chinese National Academy of TCM and at the Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center. A member of AOBTA, Yongxin Fan has lectured and worked as a visiting professor in Holland, Germany, and Japan. He has more than 16 years of clinical experience and his research has been published in the National Journal of TCM. He specializes in applying an integrated therapy consisting of acupuncture, herbs, and tuina to treat various pain syndromes, including acute and chronic articulation and muscle injury lumbago, recovery from fractures, and headaches.  Such integrative treatment is a hallmark of his approach to common ailments such as stress, allergies, insomnia, and gastrointestinal disorders. Fan has been on the faculty at AOMA since 2002.