Science Behind Acupuncture and Pain Management
Presented by: Kelly Armstrong, OTR/L, SIPT, MPP
Science equals truth. There is no evidenced-based science documenting the stress hormone and key autonomic nervous system (ANS) changes that occur with commonly applied pain therapy modalities.
This course will introduce the concepts of HRV and stress, and explore their integral relationship to pain, exercise tolerance and patient rehabilitation. The influence of commonly applied pain therapy modalities AC TENS, DC Microcurrent, Laser, and Ultrasound on HRV and stress will be presented and discussed. Later, participants will identify and locate key parasympathetic and paraspinal acupuncture-trigger points that have been scientifically documented to regulate the autonomic nervous system for improved patient outcomes.