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Trigger Point Acupuncture/Dry Needling and MyoFascial Techniques of the Upper Body 2-Day Seminar
$ 2,500.00 $ 900.00
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*Includes the recording of the seminar, a $1200 value, FREE (added to your account July 15th, 2024 or sooner) 

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Description: This 2-day seminar will teach you the skills you need to implement trigger point needling, also known as dry needling of the upper body including the upper back, shoulder, neck, arms, and head. The most common trigger points and their associated muscles are covered. The in-person component to this seminar minimizes lecture and focuses on hands-on practice. With that, there will be pre-requisite on-line study material that must be completed prior to this seminar. This content will be posted soon.

To gain solid ability in using dry needling and treating trigger points, the practitioner must have the ability to palpate, locate trigger points, and needle properly. This seminar will cover the above core skills necessary to practice dry needling and trigger point acupuncture. In addition to needling, the practitioner will also learn myofascial soft tissue techniques for treating muscular pathologies, taut bands, and trigger points.


  • Understand the anatomy involved with trigger points and dry needling
  • Understand trigger point referrals
  • Locate and palpate muscles, bands, and trigger points
  • Understand needling principles: Using correct needle size, depths, types and purpose of stimulation, and safety
  • Understand needle technique: depth, manipulation, needling safely
  • Learn and perform myofascial soft tissue techniques to treat muscle pathology, taut bands, and trigger points



9:00-9:30: Palpation principles, purpose, what to feel for, how to palpate; Needling principles: size, depth, angles, clock/redirecting, pistoning; getting the twitch, tricks of the trade

9:30-10:30: Location, Palpation, and Needling Trigger Points of the Midback & Upper back: Multifidi, lower/middle/upper trap, levator scapulae, rhomboids

10:30-11:30: Location, Palpation, and Needling Trigger Points of the Posterior Neck: Rectus capitis, Oblique capitis, longissimus capitis; Semispinalis capitis, splenius capitis; Splenius Cervicis

11:30-12:30: Location, Palpation, and Needling Trigger Points of the Lateral Neck: Scalenes, SCM

12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm: Location, Palpation, and Needling Trigger Points of the Shoulder: Infraspinatus, supraspinatus, deltoids, subscapularis, latts

2:30pm-3:30pm: Location, Palpation, and Needling Trigger Points of the Head: Masseter, pterygoids, temporalis

3:30pm-5:00pm: Open lab; Freestyle – locate bands or trigger points and needle what you find on your partner


9:00am-10:00am: Location, Palpation, and Needling Trigger Points of the Upper arm: Biceps and Triceps, coracobrachialis

10:00am-11:00am: Location, Palpation, and Needling Trigger Points of theForearm: pronator, supinator, brachioradialis, thenar eminence

11:00-11:30am: Myofascial Soft tissue Technique (MSTT) principles

11:30-12:00pm: Subscapularis MSTT demo and practice

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm: Neck STT demo and practice

2:00pm-3:00pm: Arm STT demo and practice

3:00pm-4:00pm: Upper back STT demo and practice

4:00pm-5:00pm: head and jaw SST demo and practice

Seminar cancellation/refund policy:  

  • For cancellations 14 days or more before the seminar, a credit for a live seminar will be issued. Credit must be used within 12 months
  • Cancellations within 14 days or less of the seminar: No refunds or credits

Instructor: Jamie Hampton, DAOM, L.Ac.

Dr. Jamie Hampton Is A Graduate Of The American College Of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The Oldest TCM School In The US. She Has Worked In Leading San Francisco Bay Area Hospitals For The Last 18 Years With An Emphasis On True Integration And Collaboration Within Fast Paced Clinical Settings Including The ICU. While She Was An Adjunct Professor Through University Of California, San Francisco She Also Had The Privilege Of Teaching Grand Rounds To Medical Students. This Experience Blossomed Into A Faculty Position At The Acupuncture And Integrative Medical College In Berkeley, CA Where She Taught Advanced Needling Technique, Gynecology And Advanced Formula Writing. This Solidified Her Love Of Teaching And Connecting With Her Students, Conveying The Power Of TCM And All Its Abilities. She Was Also Co-Founder Of Golden Leaf Acupuncture In Berkeley, CA Which Was University California Berkeley’s Leading Provider For Students As Well As Faculty And Staff. Having Discovered A Total Lack Of Treatment Options For Pelvic Floor Pain (Including Acupuncture) Dr. Hampton Made It Her Mission To Specialize In Helping These Patients. She Has Treated Pelvic Floor Patients Since 2009. Currently Dr. Hampton Practices In Berkley, CA  Specializing In Pelvic Floor Dysfunction And Complex Orthopedic Cases.

Assistant: Darren O’Rourke, L.Ac. 

Darren O Rourke, L.Ac, NMPT, R.Herb, Has Been A Licensed Acupuncturist In Dublin, Ireland Since 2013 And A Neuromuscular Physical Therapist Since 2015. He Graduated From The Acupuncture Foundation Of Ireland And Participated In An Internship In The Neurological Department Of The 2ndProvincial Hospital Of Nanjing, China. Darren Specializes In The Treatment Of The Musculoskeletal System And Has A Busy Private Practice In Dublin Ireland Working With Professional Athletes Including Individual Fighters And Football Teams. Darren Is Passionate About The Integration Of Dry Needling And Manual Therapeutic Techniques Becoming More Established Into The Field Of Acupuncture And Feels It Will Place Acupuncturists As The Go-To Therapists For MSK Conditions. In Addition To Practicing, Darren Assists In Seminars With ASE Seminars LLC, Including Pelvic Floor, EXSTORE, And Dry Needling.

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  • Start Time
    May 4, 2024 @ 9:00 am
  • End Time
    May 5, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
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    ASE Seminars LLC
  • Location
    5329 Avion Park Drive
    Tampa, FL 34638 United States
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