Sports Acupuncture Seminars, Webinars, and Apprenticeships

Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc, has been teaching acupuncturists and other health care practitioners for 30 years – ever since graduating from his formal training in 1981. In 1986, he taught one of the first courses ever offered in North America on sports acupuncture, thus emphasizing the necessity for specialization in the profession. This course, and his programs since 1986, include protocols such as trigger points, motor points, and the needling of anatomically significant tissues of the body. Whitfield's work in Acupuncture Sports Medicine has been a significant contribution to orthopedics and the treatment of pain in the profession.

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Whitfield moved to Boulder in 1988, in the early years where this Colorado town was the meeting place of Olympic and world class athletes. The generation of runners, cyclists, and triathletes that he treated provided another level of clinical experience in the field of sports acupuncture. Presently, with other practitioners specializing in the treatment of athletic injury, important clinical findings continue to be integrated into traditional Chinese medicine.

Whitfield teaches a wide variety of seminars on Acupuncture Sports Medicine throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. All his programs are approved for continuing education credits (PDAs) by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM provider #179). Many weekend seminars, as well as his webinars, are approved for CEUs by the state of California (Provider #1121). Additionally, he is an instructor for the Doctoral program of The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.

Whitfield Reaves, and his wife Mary Saunders, have returned to the mainland from their sabbatical in Maui, Hawaii. They reside on the central coast of California in Paso Robles. Whitfield will be opening an acupuncture clinic in San Luis Obispo in 2018.

From K.S. in Australia
Following on from your terrific workshop in Melbourne in June and utilizing the excellent Acupuncture Handbook, I continue to have outstanding results in my practice of sports/orthopedic/musculoskeletal acupuncture. It has gone to another level altogether. Of course one always gains inspiration and a few pearls that stick after an acupuncture workshop, but your approach and teaching is truly of a different quality altogether. Thank you indeed for what you do…

From S.L. in USA
I wanted to thank you again! I've been in practice 4 years now. And if you remember, I took your courses while in my last 6 months of the OM program. I truly believe that what I learned from you – and your book that I still regularly use – has been the reason I've had a busy practice for all this time. So thank you dear mentor, colleague and friend!

Whitfield Reaves is the director of his “flagship” teaching program based upon small group mentorship-stye education, instruction, and supervision. It is a sixty-hour certification course of 3 three-day weekends, usually offered over the course of six months. Instruction includes the shoulder, upper extremity, low back, hip, and lower extremity. The enhancement of athletic performance is also included in this program.

In addition to The Apprenticeship Program, Whitfield teaches other weekend seminars in the United States, Canada, and Europe. These include Acupuncture Treatment of Pain in the Upper Extremity and Acupuncture Treatment of Pain in the Lower Extremity. The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Review and Practicum has been added to help review and practice point location and needle technique for those who have completed The Apprenticeship Program.

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Perfect your assessment and treatment in sports acupuncture without leaving your home! A series of webinars for on-line learning at home includes demonstration of palpation and needle techniques for many common injuries and pain syndromes. And they are approved for PDAs and CEUs.


2019 Teaching Calendar