Workshop One

Professor Jishun Hao (USA)

June 9, 2024, 9:00-17:00, Room 1, Royal Hotel Edmonton

Course Title: Scalp Needle Therapy for Neurological Disorders

Training Content:

1.Learning Objectives: By the end of this training program, participants should be able to understand the history, theory, and research of Chinese scalp acupuncture; master the location of each scalp acupuncture area, correct needling techniques, and clinical applications; design and implement special scalp acupuncture treatment methods for neurological disorders; improve the effectiveness and recovery rate of treating neurological diseases, helping patients cope with the most challenging and difficult neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), cerebral palsy, autism, Meniere's syndrome, trigeminal neuralgia, long-term symptoms of COVID-19, and vaccine adverse reactions for doctors to enhance new advanced 2 skills in clinical acupuncture; familiarize with the contraindications of scalp acupuncture.

2. Detailed Course Description: Chinese scalp acupuncture is a contemporary acupuncture technique that combines traditional Chinese needling methods with the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the Western cerebral cortex and biomedical sciences.  Scalp acupuncture has been proven to be the most effective treatment for acute and chronic central nervous system diseases. Often, only a few needles are needed to produce significant effects, and improvement is usually seen immediately.

Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years for disease prevention and treatment. However, scalp acupuncture is a modern innovation and development with only 50 years of history. Scalp acupuncture is often used in stroke, multiple sclerosis, motor vehicle accident paralysis rehabilitation, Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, autism, and long-term symptoms of COVID-19. It is also used in pain management, especially pain caused by the central nervous system, such as phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome, and residual limb pain. It has been proven to be very effective in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, brain injury, aphasia, ataxia, and Meniere's disease. This course introduces Chinese scalp acupuncture to students through teaching, demonstrating scalp acupuncture techniques, and clinical experience. The teaching content covers the anatomy and physiology of the brain and scalp to demonstrate the location and indications of scalp acupuncture points. The demonstration and practice sections cover needling techniques and methods of scalp acupuncture stimulation. This course includes many clinical case practices and discussions from Dr. Hao's clinical experience spanning the past 42 years. Scalp acupuncture is technically systematic, logical, easy to understand, and relatively simple. Chinese scalp acupuncture is easier to learn and understand, with lower costs, smaller risks, faster response rates, and fewer side effects compared to many Western treatment methods. If you wish to do more to help patients, especially those with central nervous system disorders that other therapies cannot treat, you will benefit greatly from attending this course.


Dr. Ji Shun Hao graduated from Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1982, and obtained a master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the same university in 1987. From 1991 to 1992, he pursued a doctoral program in physiology at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 2003, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Phoenix University in the United States, and from 2014 to 2016, he studied film directing and cinematography at Santa Fe Art University. In 1987, he served as the coordinator and translator at the First World Acupuncture Federation Congress in Beijing. In 1989, Dr. Ji Shun Hao became the first teacher sent by Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine to teach and conduct research in the United States. Professor Ji Shun Hao currently serves as the chief editor and main translator of the core textbook "Acupuncture" for the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, Vice Chairman of the Education Guidance Committee of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, Vice President of the Translation Committee of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, and President of the American Institute of Neuroacupuncture. Dr. Ji Shun Hao has previously served as the chairman of the Acupuncture Committee of the National Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Examination Committee of the United States, an examiner for the New Mexico Traditional Medicine Examination Committee, the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Southwest College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the principal of the New Mexico Chinese School, and an editor for English magazines such as "Discovery", "Alternative Therapies", and "Global Health and Medical Advances". Dr. Ji Shun Hao is a world-renowned expert in scalp acupuncture. Since 1991, Professor Hao has conducted nearly a hundred lectures on scalp acupuncture for Chinese and Western medical doctors in Australia, Germany, Denmark, Canada, Dubai, and various cities in the United States including Washington, New York, San Francisco, Orlando, San Diego, 4 Seattle, Denver, and Houston, training thousands of scalp acupuncture professionals. Dr. Hao has been interviewed and featured in several American newspapers, radio stations, and magazines for his scalp acupuncture treatment of difficult diseases, including the Washington Military Medical Newspaper "Stars and Stripes", "Alternative Therapies" magazine, Fox News Radio, Global Dragon TV, and the New Mexico Journal, among others. In 2015 and 2016, Dr. Hao represented the Chinese medicine community at the first National Integrated Medicine Congress in San Diego and the Global Integrated Medicine Congress in Germany, where he presented on scalp acupuncture treatment for paralysis and cerebral palsy.

Dr. Ji Shun Hao's English monograph "Scalp Acupuncture Therapy in China" was published in the United States in 2011 and distributed worldwide. In 2012, Dr. Hao authored Chapter 19, "Scalp Acupuncture Treatment of Pain", for the English edition of the clinical book "Clinical Pain Management". In 2013, Fudan University Press published "Basic English Course for Traditional Chinese Medicine" co-authored by Dr. Ji Shun Hao and Liu Ming. In 2017, he authored Chapter 11, "Neuroacupuncture Treatment of Neurological Disorders", for the English edition of "The Scientific Basis of Integrated Medicine". Dr. Ji Shun Hao has been interviewed and featured in several American newspapers, radio stations, and magazines for his scalp acupuncture treatment of stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, phantom limb pain, cerebral palsy, autism, and other difficult diseases. 

In recognition of Dr. Hao's outstanding contributions to the local economy and culture, the mayor of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the capital of the state, designated the Spring Festival of 2018 as Dr. Hao Day. The documentary "Rebirth," directed and produced by director and producer Dagodils, featuring Dr. Ji Shun Hao and Shi Lingzhi, premiered and was released online in the United States in May 2021.

Jason Jishun Hao is editor in chief and translator in chief for the textbook ACUPUNCTURE AND MOXIBUSTION published by World Federacy of Chinese Medicine Society. Jason Hao currently serves as the vice-chairman for the education guiding committee at World Federacy of Chinese Medicine Society. Jason Hao is the president of the Neuro-acupuncture Institute in the USA. He was former chairman of the acupuncture committee in the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He is the co-author of the book, Chinese Scalp Acupuncture.

Jason Hao has been practicing and researching scalp acupuncture for 40 years and has been teaching classes and seminars in the USA and Europe since 1989, Hao gave a scalp acupuncture seminar at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC where he successfully demonstrated scalp acupuncture treatment of CRPS and phantom pain for veterans. Jason Hao specializes in treating neurological disorders, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, cerebral palsy, autism, complex regional pain, phantom pain, and long COVID-19 disorders. Many America newspapers, journals, televisions reported his successful cases and stories in past 30 years. The documentary film by Doug Dearth on him and his wife, Linda Hao’s treatment “RETURN TO LIFE” is released on May, 2021.

Workshop Two

Dr. Guojian Huang (Canada)

June 9, 2024, 9:00-17:00, Room 2, Royal Hotel Edmonton

Course Title: Mini Ren (Blad) Acupuncture Treatment for Head, Neck, and Upper Extremity Pain Disorders

Training Content:

1: Learning Objectives By the end of this training program, participants should be able to understand the basic theory of Mini Ren Acupuncture Therapy, including relevant knowledge about fascia, scar adhesions, myofascial trigger points, etc. They should have knowledge of the relevant muscles, bones, and joints of the head, neck, and upper limbs. Participants should master the techniques of Mini Ren Acupuncture, including clinical indications, contraindications, and improve their diagnosis and treatment knowledge of pain in the head, neck, and upper limbs. This training will assist acupuncturists in dealing with the most challenging and difficult chronic pain-related diseases, including various types of migraines, cervical spondylosis, cervical nerve compression syndrome, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, pronator teres syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger diagnosis, and treatment. 7 2: Detailed Course Description Under the guidance of Professor Zhu Hanzhang in Acupotomy Medicine, Professor Hu Chaowei in Micro Acuopotmy, and Janet Travell's Myofascial Trigger Point Theory, Dr. Huang Guojian has devoted himself to the study of new ideas and methods for treating soft tissue injuries with tiny blade needle, creatively proposing the Mini Blade Needle Shallow Acupuncture and Myofascial Release Therapy, also call Mini Ren Acupuncture Therapy (MRA). He has treated thousands of pain patients with remarkable results. Dr. Huang Guojian proposed the concepts of "Pain is Tangible", "Nodular Pain Syndrome", and "Ahshi Point is not the Source of Pain" to guide the application of MRA. By using MRA, muscle origin and insertion points, active myofascial trigger points, and areas of soft tissue scar adhesions, he aims to release tender nodules, eliminate abnormal tension, reduce inflammation, and improve blood circulation to achieve safe and effective pain relief. 

This method embodies the unparalleled characteristics and advantages of objective diagnosis, precise treatment, and miraculous effectiveness, creating a new realm of combined Chinese and Western medicine for the treatment of soft tissue injury pain! By participating in this course, you will benefit greatly, broaden your perspective on the treatment of pain in the head, neck, and upper limbs, and become adept at treating soft tissue injury pain! Characteristics of MRA include: 1) Small needle body, equivalent to a one-inch acupuncture needle, with a blade edge of only 0.35-0.50 mm; 2) Minimal bleeding or almost no bleeding during treatment; 3) Mild pain during treatment; 4) High treatment efficiency, with only 2-10 minutes required per site; 5) Immediate and visible results, with better long-term effects; 6) Safe treatment, with needle penetration depth generally between 1 mm and 10 mm, avoiding damage to nerves and important blood vessels; 7) Simple needling technique, only involving lifting, inserting, and cutting, with no need to retain the needle; 8) Precise diagnosis: precise determination of injured muscles, fascia, and ligaments based on patient movement impairment; 9) Precise treatment: targeting tender nodules in superficial and deep fascia, muscle attachment points to bones, scar 8 adhesions, spasms of myofascial trigger points, and compressive sites of nerves, treating deep pain by relieving tension in superficial high-tension nodules; 10) Simultaneous advantages of both needling and cutting; 11) Strong objectivity and good repeatability, with treatment effectiveness confirmed by the disappearance of tender nodules upon pressure, ensuring targeted treatment. In summary, the theory of MRA is simple, objective, and scientific, with the characteristics of simplicity, convenience, effectiveness, affordability, and verification, making it easy to learn and master, and is one of the essential clinical skills for acupuncturists and pain therapists!


Dr. Huang Guojian entered the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (now Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine) in 1983. In 1988, he began working at Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1991, he pursued a master's degree in Chinese-Western Medicine Integration at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine and entered the doctoral program in Chinese-Western Medicine Integration at China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, China Union Medical College, in 1994, engaging in basic research on Chinese and Western medicine integration therapy. In 1998, he was employed as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Manitoba, Canada. Since 2005, he has been operating the An Kang Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture and Rehabilitation Center in Winnipeg, Canada. He has edited and published several books, including "Practical Monographs for Disease Treatment", "Comprehensive Application of Traditional Chinese Medicine Monographs", and "Comprehensive Application of Acupuncture Monographs", and has published dozens of academic papers both domestically and internationally. He specializes in the application of MRA, embedding thread therapy, and traditional Chinese medicine treatment for various common and difficult diseases. He is currently the Chairman of the Canadian Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Association, Chairman of the An Kang Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture and Rehabilitation Center in Canada, President of the Canadian Mini Ren Acupuncture Therapy Research Association, Director and Professor of the Canadian Institute of Continuing Education in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, and Co-Chairman for Life of the World Integrative Medicine Federation.

Workshop Three

Dr. Diana Tong Li (Canada)

June 9, 2024, 9:00-17:00, Room 3, Royal Hotel Edmonton

Course Title: Dr. Li Cosmetic Acupuncture & TCM Facial Rejuvenation

Training Content:

1. Learning Objectives: By the end of this training program, participants should be able to understand the history, theory, clinical practice and research of Traditional Chinese cosmetic acupuncture and TCM Facial Rejuvenation; master the location of Dr. Li’s signature cosmetic acupuncture points and areas and Dr. Li’s signature acupuncture needling techniques, and clinical applications; design and implement special cosmetic acupuncture and TCM Facial Rejuvenation treatment methods for facial lifting and wrinkle removal; improve patients’ facial appearance. 2. Detailed Course Description: For thousands of years, TCM has known that beauty comes from the inside out. That means the color and luster of the face reflects our internal organs being balanced, regulated and working in harmony. 11 This course will teach participants how to create internal harmony that brightens the look of skin, facial radiance and removes wrinkles according to TCM practices. Clients will have the result of a more vibrant and youthful face. The one-day course includes lectures, treatment demonstrations and guided practical experience to facilitate learning and empower practitioners with many tools to give a profound treatment. In this Lever 1 course, you will learn point selection and special needling techniques for facial lifting, and fine lines/wrinkles removal. Also taught will be how to do a deep, healing, Signature Acupressure face massage, acupuncture points to stimulate qi and blood in the face and neck areas, to incorporate into your treatment protocols. This Facial Rejuvenation-Cosmetic Acupuncture course will be taught by Dr. Diana Tong Li and/or Dr. Frankly Chen, both with over 40 years of clinical experience and a PhD in Acupuncture.

In this course, you will learn: • History and theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) • Philosophies and theory of TCM skin rejuvenation • Signature Rejuvenation-Cosmetic Acupuncture needling techniques • Signature Cosmetic Acupressure massage • Signature Cosmetic Facial treatment protocols and more This one-day course features a special facial acupuncture practicum where students will learn about needle direction, reason of placement, indication, cautions and needle size/placement. Learn to heal from the inside out with facial acupuncture techniques built on TCM. • TCM intake, consent, and assessment • TCM diagnosis for facial rejuvenation • Acupuncture facial rejuvenation theory study. • Hands-on facial acupuncture demonstration • Hands-on facial acupuncture practice • Combined complete treatment plan with acupuncture and facial rejuvenation techniques practice. 12 • Special cosmetic acupuncture theory for facial rejuvenation such as direction, reason, indication and caution we will have guided hands-on practice. Requirements: Acupuncturist or Acupuncture Diploma Program student Materials Required: Headband, facial serum, facial cleansing liquid, facial cleansing pads, one box of alcohol pads, one box of 0.20 to 0.22 by 25 mm acupuncture needles, one box of facial acupuncture needles, one box of 0.12 to 0.16 by 15 mm facial acupuncture needles, one box of 0.16 by 5mm facial acupuncture needles, tweezers. Some items can be purchased from us at the workshop, or you can bring your own. Also, please bring one set of the following items: a clinic sheet, a patient gown, and a pillow.


Dr. Diana Tong Li is the founder and president of the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (CCATCM), the vice president of the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC), and the president of the Nova Scotia chapter of CMAAC. Dr. Diana Tong Li is an executive committee member of the World Federation of the Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS), the vice chairman of Psychosomatic Medicine Committee of the World Federation of Chinese Societies (WFCMS). Vice President of Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Colleges of Canada.

Together with Dr. Chen, Dr. Li established her first career college, Canadian College of Natural Medicine (CCNM), in 1998 after 10 years of teaching certificate courses. CCNM focused on offering diplomas in Chinese Acupressure massage and Swedish massage therapy. In 2008, CCNM changed its name to Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (CCATCM). CCATCM is a government approved career college purely focused on promoting Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Its purpose is to train more qualified practitioners of acupuncture and TCM to face the increased demand within the rapidly growing industry. To date, CCATCM has trained hundreds of qualified Acupuncture practitioners who practice in Canada, USA, and other countries. Dr. Li has also worked with Dr. Chen to publish several specialized English textbooks on Acupuncture and TCM. Dr. Li and Dr. Chen offer signature acupuncture and acupressure courses not found anywhere else.

Dr. Li is well-respected in the local medical community for her passion and success in establishing the first clinic dedicated to acupuncture and TCM in Atlantic Canada. She has helped thousands of patients with a broad array of conditions. As a result of her more than 30-year history of conception, healing, and success in Canada, Dr. Li is an established expert on acupuncture and TCM and is frequently sought-after for interviews. With her public education and efforts, despite her busy schedule, Dr. Li often dedicates herself to a variety of media organizations, such as CBC, ATV, The Chronicle Herald, Chatelaine, and Global News. Dr. Li’s expertise has led to the publishing of many clinical research papers on the topics of acupuncture and TCM, treatment of pain, addiction, mental health conditions, and more.


Workshop Four

Mr. David Lesondak (USA)

June 9, 2024, 9:00-17:00, Room 4, Royal Hotel Edmonton

Course Title: Myofascial Manual Therapy for the Treatment of Lower Back and Leg Pain Disorders

Training Content:

1: Learning Objectives Student will be introduced to interconnected fascial anatomy and be shown how to think and treat in a global/fascia way, rather than local/muscle approach. Students will apply the bio-tensegrity model to low back pain patterns. Students will palpate and distinguish fascia touch, from other types of manual interventions, i.e. trigger point therapy, PNF, etc.... Students will learn specific techniques with active micro movements to engage both fascial plasticity and neuroplasticity. Students will apply the bio-tensegrity model to low back pain. 15 Students will gain new assessment skills whereby they can measure their effectiveness by seeing visible changes in their student partners structure and function. 2: Detailed Course Description The yearly cost of low back pain from individuals to societies ranges from the high hundreds of millions to billions. 

Restrictions in the fascia system can, over time, cause postural asymmetries and distortions that remain an overlooked and vital component to successfully resolving low back pain. In this one day workshop we will take a deep dive into this model of low back pain. You will learn new ways to restore both structure and function to entire back, with powerful, ways to treat the back actively from cervical to lumbar (with special modifications for disc injuries), the adductor group and its’ role in proper pelvic support, and a safe, painless way to release the psoas, every time. Experiential ways to increase proprioception, necessary to create a more lasting change will also be highlighting You will be given a strategies and techniques that you can begin applying immediately upon returning to your practice. Student Requirements & Dress Code Students will work in pairs. This approach requires both visual assessments and proprioceptive experiencing. Students must wear appropriate underwear. Loose shorts and bra/camisole are also fine. Tight-fitting sports bras, those with an abundance of straps in the thoracic region, and racer backs are not recommended.


David Lesondak BCSI, ATSI, FST is an Allied Health Member in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. As their Senior Structural Integrator and Fascia Specialist he focuses on helping people get out of chronic pain, speed recovery from accidents, injuries, and surgeries, and increase people’s physical resilience.

David is the author of the best-selling book Fascia: What it is and Why it Matters, currently in 11 languages. The success of that book led to him creating the first fascia textbook designed for the medical and healthcare fields, Fascia, Function, and Medical Applications. A collaboration with top researchers and clinicians, it was nominated for a 2021 British Medical Association award.

David began his fascia journey in 2002 with Thomas Myers, graduating from Anatomy Trains Structural Integration in 2003. He remained on the Anatomy Trains faculty through 2008. David was videographer/co-producer of the Anatomy Trains Revealed, a 5 hour anatomy lab video deep dive. He next collaborated with Robert Schleip and the Fascia Research Group at Ulm University. Between 2010 and 2016 they would produce over 80 educational videos on fascia science.

In demand as a lecturer on all things fascia, he has been an invited speaker and workshop facilitator to such diverse groups as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Workshop on Myofascial Pain, the Academic Consortium of Integrative Medicine, the LA Clippers, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Australian, British, and Polish Fascia Symposiums, the World Fascia Congress, the International Fascia Research Congress, the Anatomy Trains Master Class Series, the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and many others.

He is delighted to share what he knows with you.

Workshop Five

Dr. Decheng Chen(USA)

June 9, 2024, 9:00-17:00, Room 5, Royal Hotel Edmonton

Course Title: Motion Acupuncture Technique Training

Training Content:

1: Learning Objectives

  • Selection of Motion Acupoints
  • Operation of Motion Acupuncture Needles
  • Live Demonstration of Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures
  • Interactive Q&A
2: Detailed Course Description

Motion Acupuncture Therapy is a new acupuncture technique pioneered by Dr. Chen Decheng. It comprises five components: motion acupoints, motion needles, motion technique, motion mode and motion theory. This therapy integrates traditional acupuncture theories and techniques with modern knowledge in anatomy, histology, fasciology, kinesiology, and the physiological dynamics of muscles. Its goal is to stimulate and manipulate soft tissues through acupuncture, promoting self-healing processes to prevent and treat various diseases. Motion Acupuncture Therapy is renowned for its simplicity in selecting acupoints, precision in treatment, and rapid therapeutic effects.


The motion needle, patented by Dr. Chen Decheng, is characterized by a needle body with edges and a spiral structure. Special needle techniques, such as needle retention and lifting, are applied at motion acupoints—treatment points determined through the "three-step in one process." Combined with patient-guided motion exercises under the supervision of a doctor, the treatment follows three key steps: foundation in finding acupoints, critical needle insertion, and the core focus on movement. This process aids in the repair of pathological fascia, muscle relaxation, and joint repositioning. Motion Acupuncture Therapy is primarily used to treat soft tissue injuries, chronic pain, joint issues, movement disorders, and related visceral diseases. The book "Motion Acupuncture Therapy" was published by People's Health Publishing House in 2020 and has received acclaim from experts and colleagues in the field, both domestically and internationally.


Dr. Chen Decheng, Ph.D in Acupuncture, is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of New York, USA. Currently He is President of New York Natural Acupuncture and Wellness, he holds the position of President at the American TCM Acupuncture Inheritance Association. Dr. Chen Decheng is also the Vice President of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies' Committee on External Therapies and a member of the Executive Committee of the WFAS. Notably, he is the inventor of Motion Acupuncture, holding two patents related to this innovative technique and needle.

Educationally, Dr. Chen Decheng earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Changchun University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and his Ph.D. from Nanjing University of TCM. Prior to his current roles, he worked at the Acupuncture and Moxibustion Research Institute of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing, China, In 2001, he immigrated to the United States, amassing over 30 years of extensive clinical experience in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture.

Dr. Chen Decheng is a prolific author, having written 17 specialized books on Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Some notable titles include "Chinese Acupuncture Monotherapy," "Chinese Acupuncture for Specific Points," "Comprehensive Book of Chinese Acupuncture for Beauty and Anti-aging," and "Motion Acupuncture Therapy." In addition to his books, he has published over 100 noteworthy articles on Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Dr. Chen Decheng is currently dedicated to the global promotion and training of Motion Acupuncture.

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