In this class, based on the best-selling book Tooth from the Tiger’s Mouth, Tom Bisio presents the theory and treatment of sports injuries and orthopedic conditions. The three stages of injury are discussed in detail, using a multi-modality approach to treatment and healing that gets immediate and clinically effective results. Liniments, poultices and plasters (gao), herbal soaks, and pre-made internal formulas will be discussed in detail, and you will learn how to combine these therapies with acupuncture, tui na, guasha and cupping. You will learn when each type of therapy is appropriate, and how to use each therapeutic modality. The emphasis of this class is on the acquisition of clinical skills that can immediately be put into practice.
Experienced martial artist and TCM practitioner Tom Bisio reveals the theory and practice of revival principles, acupuncture points and methods for a wide variety of martial arts and sport injuries as well as emergency situations such as Qi shock, syncope (fainting), heart attack, stroke, drowning and breathlessness. A priceless part of traditional emergency medicine, many of these principles are rarely taught outside of martial traditions. The theory and practice of revival principles are presented systematically, and the more complex protocols are introduced. Herbal formula for revival from shock, summer heatstroke and desertion of Yang are also presented.
This class focuses on treating Sports Injuries and Orthopedic Conditions of the neck with a multi-modality approach, which includes Tui Na, acupuncture protocols, point prescriptions, and needling guidelines. Tom Bisio presents this unique and very effective approach to the treatment of neck pain, stiffness and injury based on his 25+ years of clinical experience, with an emphasis on immediate acquisition of clinically effective skills. Advanced acupuncture guidelines and needling methods are clearly explained, along with the use of Cupping and the Plum Blossom Needle. Tom presents two short and very effective Tui Na protocols for the neck that can be easily integrated with acupuncture treatments, and herbal formulae that have been proven clinically effective in the treatment of neck conditions. Specific rehabilitative Qi Gong exercises conditions of neck are explained and demonstrated.