Acupuncture Sports Medicine

Treatment of the Low Back, Hip and Lower Extremity

This 3-day workshop presents treatments integrating traditional acupuncture with western orthopedics to effectively treat common injuries and pain of the lower back, hip and lower extremities. 

This course at a glance


28.–30. August 2020


Fr.–So., 9:00–17:00


21 hours


Whitfield Reaves





CHF 720.– (Including coffee and lunch)


See-Spital Kilchberg, Grütstrasse 60, 8802 Kilchberg, Switzerland


Course description

This seminar is a specialized course by Whitfield Reaves on the topic of Acupuncture Sports Medicine. With an emphasis on anatomically significant points of the musculoskeletal system, the course will focus on the treatment of common injury and pain syndromes. In this three-day seminar, we will focus on the low back, the hip, and the lower extremity. Common injuries and pain syndromes will be covered, as well as how to harmonize the biomechanics and movement patterns of the body, including postural considerations.


Whitfield Reaves will present the “access points” in orthopedic and sports medicine acupuncture. They include the traditional points of acupuncture, the extraordinary points, and some points or zones not elucidated in the texts, such as trigger points and motor points. Each of these points are located in anatomically significant tissues of the body, and therefore tend to have profound effects on both structure and function and are major points in the treatment of pain.


Whitfield Reaves will cover the precise locations of the important points of the low back and hip and the lower extremity. And, of course, he will present how to precisely needle them.

The course structure is as follows:


Goals and Objectives

The focus of this three-day workshop is the integration of traditional Chinese acupuncture with western orthopedic and sports medicine. With precise instruction and demonstration, practitioners increase their knowledge and confidence in key anatomically significant points. The course is set up so that there is much time and space for supervised palpation and needle practice by students so as to truly learn the presented techniques for clinical application. Supervision is provided by Whitfield Reaves and experienced assistants.


Whitfield Reaves is one of the founders of sports acupuncture in North America. Having spent over three decades with Olympic and world-class athletes, Whitfield’s experience is invaluable for all those working in the field of pain, orthopedics, and sports medicine.


Detail of teaching strategies and methods

  1. Lecture includes point location, anatomical significance, actions and indications

  2. Demonstration of point location, palpation, and orthopedic tests of the muscles

  3. Demonstration of needle technique

  4. Practice of needle technique

«Das praktische Arbeiten und die Zeit die von den Dozenten und den beiden Helfern genommen wurde um zu erklären und anzuleiten ist genau das was nötig ist, damit man das gelernte in der Praxis erfolgreich anwenden kann. Einfach ein super Team.»

Philipp N., Participant

«Whit konnte aus meiner Sicht die Essenz seiner Behandlungen sehr gut hervorheben und zusammenfassen. Praxisorientiertes Wissen wurde weitervermittelt, habe das Gefühl ich kann wirklich was mitnehmen für den Praxisalltag. Sehr gutes und nützliches Handout!»

— Mirjam S., Participant

About the teacher

Whitfield Reaves

Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc is one of the leading practitioners in the field of acupuncture sports medicine. He first began clinical practice in 1981, and has specialized for over 30 years in the field of orthopedics and sports acupuncture.