Revival Techniques

Emergency Medicine for Sports and Martial Arts

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Join acupuncturist and veteran martial artist Tom Bisio as he presents the theory and practice of revival techniques, and the use of acupuncture points for a variety of martial arts and sport injuries as well as emergency situations such as Qi shock, syncope (fainting), heart attack, stroke, drowning and breathlessness.

This course covers all of the revival methods
contained in Tom Bisio’s popular book:

A Pearl From the Dragon’s Neck: Secret Revival Methods & Vital Points for Injury, Healing And Health from the Great Martial Arts Masters.

These life-saving techniques are a priceless part of traditional emergency medicine. In the past, they were rarely taught outside of martial traditions. The theory and practice of revival techniques is presented systematically, and the more complex techniques are demonstrated on a live model. Tom presents practical tested methods – he has used many of these techniques in actual emergency situations. Herbal formulae for revival from shock, summer heatstroke and desertion of Yang Qi are also presented.

A must for martial artists, coaches, athletic trainers, nurses, physicians, and professional health practitioners.

Course includes:

2.00 CEU/ PDA/ CPDs

Lifetime access to recording & handouts

2 year access for CEU/PDA/CPD completion

On Demand Video Course

iPad Friendly, Mobile Friendly

Topics Covered in the Course:


Introduction to Revival Techniques


10 Key Revival Points


Qi Shock: Positioning the Patient, Sleeping Snake Revival Method, and Syncope (Fainting)


Kidney and Groin Injury Revival Methods


Revival Methods for Chokes and Blows to the Carotid Sinus


Revival Techniques for Injuries to the Neck, Head, and Brain, Blows to the Solar Plexus and Palpitations


Revival Techniques for Injury to the Heart, Drowning & Wind-Stroke


Revival Techniques for Heatstroke & Emergency Treatments for Breathlessness and Nosebleeds


Emergency Treatments for Migraine Headache, Toothache and Rib Pain


Herbal Formulae for Revival


Audience Questions on Qi Gong and Qi Shock



2 CEU/PDA Credits

This course is now exclusively offered by Healthy Seminars with the title:

Chinese Emergency Medicine for Sports & Martial Arts: Principles of Revival
and the Use of Vital Points


Meet the author

I’m Tom Bisio, the author of Revival Techniques: Emergency Medicine for Sports and Martial Arts Distance Learning Program. In designing this program I have drawn on my experiences of teaching martial arts for more than 40 years, and over 25 years experience as a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. In the course of preparing this program, I made numerous trips to China to study with masters of the internal arts and Chinese medicine, and wrote a number of books on internal martial arts. The knowledge and insights gained during those trips, as well as my experiences teaching martial arts and Chinese medicine in the United States and abroad have influenced this program which I am excited to offer you.

Also available from Healthy Seminars

Gong Fu Sports Medicine: Treatment of Injuries with Chinese Medicine

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.

Practical Chinese Sports Medicine: Treating the Neck

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.

Advanced Gong Fu Sports Medicine

Advanced Gong Fu Sports Medicine builds on the basic class Gong Fu Sports Medicine: Treatment of Injuries with Chinese Medicine. The class is divided into three modules that are combined to offer you 8 CEU/ PDA/ CPD.

Module 1: Treating Blood Stasis and Dead Blood (2 CEU / PDA / CPD) This in-depth course focuses on the treatment of blood stasis and dead blood, from the perspective of trauma, and sports injuries. The focus is on practical usage of herbal formulas that treat blood stasis and dead blood.

Module 2: Treating Fractures  (2 CEU / PDA / CPD) Although the treatment of fractures is similar to the treatment of soft-tissue injuries, the stages of healing are slightly different and there are herbal formulas specific to healing fractures and promoting bone knitting. The theory and practice of treating fractures is discussed in detail using a multi-modality approach.

Module 3: Treating Bi Syndrome (4 CEU / PDA / CPD) This class provides a complete picture of treating Bi (Obstruction) Syndrome with herbal formulae, acupuncture and moxibustion, and lifestyle changes and diet. Herbal formulas for Bi Syndrome are covered in detail. Liniments, poultices and plasters (Gao) and Soaks are also discussed as well as the relative effectiveness of modern supplements.


What are Revival Techniques and why should I learn them?

Revival methods and vital points have been used for centuries by Chinese physicians, martial artists, and warriors to aid people who have been injured, and/or have lost consciousness. Vital points and methods can be used to revive people from drowning, strangulation, fainting, heart attack, impact injuries and stroke. The methods presented in this class also begin to undo the internal damage that can occur in these emergency situations. These revival methods are essential first aid techniques that everyone should know, and they are particularly valuable if you are a coach, martial arts instructor, or health care professional.

The Revival Techniques online learning program is based on Tom’s book, A Pearl From the Dragon’s Neck: Secret Revival Methods & Vital Points for Injury, Healing And Health from the Great Martial Arts Masters. Tom details and demonstrates these practical and time-tested methods while systematically explaining how and why these methods work.

Revival Techniques: Emergency Medicine for Sports & Martial Arts offers detailed, top-notch instruction that is clear, concise and thorough. Every treatment is explained clearly, without mysticism or secrecy.

In this practical hands-on course, Tom weaves together decades of training and teaching with his extensive experience in treating sports injuries treating sports injuries in the clinic, on the playing field and in the dojo. When you take the class, you are literally “in the classroom” with a renowned expert in Chinese Sports Medicine.

More frequent questions and answers

You don’t need to know anything about Chinese medicine to take this class. Tom has taught these techniques to hundreds of people who have benefited from this knowledge and used it to treat friends, family, students and fellow team members. These revival techniques are part of traditional martial arts training, and many of our martial arts instructors have used these techniques successfully. This course is based on the book, A Pearl from the Dragon’s Neck.  Everything is explained in clear and simple terms without medical jargon.

Yes you will receive 2 CEU/PDA credits for this course via .

New York Internal Arts LLC, Internal Arts International and Tom Bisio are not responsible in any manner for any injury or illness which may result from following the instructions contained within the course.

The points, treatments and formulas described in this course may be too powerful or dangerous for a given individual and are presented here for informational and historical purposes only.

Before using any of the points or treatments described in this course, the reader should consult his or her physician for advice regarding their individual suitability for performing such activity.

Any health or medical benefits attributed to these techniques, physical movements, herbal remedies, and medical treatments whether mentioned or inferred, are not advocated or promised by the presenter. Any health benefits, whether mentioned or inferred, are those typically attributed to these techniques, and protocols in traditional Chinese culture. We neither endorse nor advocate these benefits and opinions, nor do we vouch for their veracity. They are presented for educational purposes only.