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Dao Needle Certification
Dao Needle Certification
Level 1 Dāo Needle Therapy® 

Dāo Needle Therapy is a unique and revolutionary acupuncture technique that consistently eliminates stubborn pain and scar tissue. Dāo Needle Therapy utilizes a special style of acupuncture needle and a variety of diagnostic tools to bridge the gap between Chinese Meridian Therapy and the musculoskeletal chain. 

  Dāo Needle Therapy uses postural analysis, biomechanical tests, patient positioning, a specialized needle, and corrective exercises to relieve chronic pain and correct postural imbalances. By grading and treating ashi points and traditional and fascial meridians. Dāo Needle Therapy brings Traditional Chinese Medicine meridian therapy into a new era.

  This interactive course will instruct participants on this new needling technique while covering the underlying mechanisms and patterns that create pain. Participants will become experts in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal dysfunction. 


9:00-9:30 a.m. Intro and Course Overview of the Dāo Needle

9:30-10:00 a.m. Indications Contraindications and Safety

10:00-10:30 a.m. Anatomy of the Dao Needle, Conditions and Individuals Amenable to Dao Needle Therapy

10:30-11:00 a.m. Understanding the Mechanisms of Pain

11:00-11:30 a.m. Physiology and Science of Needling

11:30-12:30 p.m. Mapping and Grading Ashi Point

12:30-1:00p.m. Needling Techniques and Practice

1:00-2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00-2:30 p.m. Principles of Postural Alignment, Position VS. Condition, Compensations VS. Dysfunction

2:30-3:00 p.m. Charting/Recording Posture

3:00-4:00 p.m. Postural Analysis

4:00-5:00 p.m. Meridian and Fascial Mapping

5:00-6:00 p.m. Needling Demonstration and Practical


9:00-9:30 a.m. Overview of day 1

9:30-11:30 a.m. Functional Test/Corrective Exercises 

11:30-12:00 p.m. Patient Positioning/Mapping

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00-2:00 p.m. Palpation Diagnosis and Differentiation

2:00-4:00 p.m. Needle Practical 

4:00-5:00 p.m. Q&A, Student Porthole, Evaluations


15 CEUs

California approved 15 CEUs



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