3 Class / 15 Hour Series
February 17, March 17 and April 27
11am – 4pm EST
15 CEUs (pending) NCCAOM Provider # 278
This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider Number 679, for 15 hours of continuing education.
This course is non-refundable.
Stroke is a leading cause of disability worldwide, particularly among communities of color and the medically underserved; incidence appears to rise with the inflammation and blood stasis of COVID-19. Even before the pandemic, stroke was on the rise among young patients; now we can expect to see the condition more and more. With our unique practical skills and theoretical framework, acupuncturists can be of extraordinary benefit to patients at any stage of stroke survival, even years later – and also in preventive care, identifying and addressing constitutional and biomedical risk factors. Too often, school courses and research protocols jump to treating scalp and body points for motor impairment after stroke, barely scratching the surface of the medicine’s capabilities.
This course systematically introduces and develops key skills for assessment and treatment planning in acute and chronic post-stroke care. These include:
- A core theoretical framework for stroke etiology, prevention and treatment
- Relevant anatomy and pathology, from an integrative, news-you-can-use perspective
- A staged approach to patient assessment and treatment planning throughout the recovery journey
- Clear guidelines for framing both practitioner and patient expectations, relative to stroke severity and time window post stroke
The course is presented in three parts that can be broken into weekly modular units or ‘binged’. Up front, the emphasis is on immediate application of skills that practitioners already have, in case of CVA among a practitioner’s family or patient base. Course participants will be asked to reflect on their own patient charts to assess who may be at elevated stroke risk and what interventions could be of help. For ongoing study, case examples are provided along with online resources and readings. The overall theoretical framework and its development can be found in Claudia’s PhD thesis (easily searched and freely available online – search ‘Citkovitz stroke’ and it pops right up).
Refunds of 75% will be granted up to the first day of class. No refunds will be granted after that.