Using Traditional Chinese Medicine in Rehab – Acupuncture Vs Dry Needling – FMS and Rehab
In this short conversation, Drs. Mark Cheng and Jimmy Yuan give us an overview of the use of traditional Chinese medicine in rehabilitation. They cover some key points in acupuncture and dry needling, the window of corrective exercise, and how the functional movement systems of FMS and SFMA can guide the practitioner.
“In classical acupuncture, we call that needling and looking for jumping chi—holding the point down, trying to create tension in the tissue to find that trigger point, and needling that trigger point until you get that involuntary twitch response.” ~Mark Cheng
“In the FMS model, we may be using manual therapies and acupuncture to essentially open up a window—a window of opportunity—for us to address a corrective issue for a person with pain.”~Jimmy Yuan
• Traditional Chinese Medicine (0:55)
• Acupuncture vs. Dry-Needling (2:15)
• Right or Wrong (4:20)
• Chi Kung & Tai Chi (6:30)
• Practitioner Background (8:30)
Mark Cheng, L.Ac., Ph.D., is the chief physician of the Chung-Hua Institute in Los Angeles. He has Masters and Doctorate degrees in Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and is a life-long martial arts practitioner. Dr. Cheng is a Senior SFG kettlebell instructor and a faculty member of Functional Movement Systems, a TRX Sports Med certified instructor and a human performance consultant. You can stay in touch with his lecture schedule on his site at drmarkcheng.com.
Jimmy Yuan is a chiropractic physician who uses acupuncture and other manual therapies, interlaced with methods from the FMS, SFMA, TPI, ART, Graston, RKC and others. You can reach him via his site at warriorrestoration.com.