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Acupuncture Sports Medicine: A Practical Course

For this Sports Acupuncture course, Whitfield Reaves returns to Switzerland to teach the practical aspects of Acupuncture Sports Medicine. Besides short theoretical introductions to the topics discussed, the focus lies on location, palpation, and needle techniques on the important points used for sports injury and pain.

This course at a glance


May 25-26, 2024


Sa/Su, 9:00–17:00


14 hours


Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc




Chiway Academy, Unterer Graben 1, 8400 Winterthur



CHF 520.–

Prepratory Online Course (see below)

  • CHF 250.- per 10h-course

  • free for former participants

Recognition TCM Fachverband

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About this course

After many years of teaching in Switzerland, including three online courses during the pandemic years, Whitfield Reaves returns to Switzerland for a practical course, focusing on location, palpation, and needle techniques on the important points used for sports injury and pain.


This course is based upon the integration of Chinese acupuncture with anatomy, western orthopedics, and sports medicine. The weekend seminar will feature hands-on skills of location, palpation, and needle technique. Each participant will have the opportunity to practice with supervision the needling of common acupuncture points used to treat sports injuries and pain.


Each core unit of instruction on injury and pain syndromes will consist of:

  • Brief review of point location and clinical use

  • Demonstration by instructor

  • Supervised practice of point location and palpation

  • Supervised practice of needle techniques


Pain and injury syndromes in these regions are discussed:


Upper Extremity

  • The supraspinatous and infraspinatous

  • The AC joint and the glenohumeral joint

  • The rhomboid minor

  • The levator scapulae


Lower Extremity

  • The gluteus medius and the trochanteric bursae

  • The anterior and medial knee joint

  • The achilles tendon

  • The plantar fascia 

  • The talar joint of the ankle


  • Participants will know the anatomy involved in the four most common injury and pain syndromes in the upper and lower extremities.

  • Participants can perform palpation and the correct location of acupuncture points local and adjacent to the injury site.

  • Participants can locate, palpate, and needle 3 trigger points in the region.

  • Participants can locate, palpate, and needle 3 motor points in the region.


Preparatory Online Course

This on-site seminar also builds upon the three online-moduls (each 10h) by Whitfield Reaves taking place from August 2020 to February 2021 and delivers the practical aspects based on the material discussed online. Participants not familiar with Whitfield Reaves treatment style are encouraged to book and work through the two online modules for the upper and lower extremities.

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About the Teacher

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Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc

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.

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.



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