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Acupuncture Updates to Inspire & Learn New Pain Management Solutions

Acupuncture Updates to Inspire & Learn New Pain Management Solutions

Acupuncture Updates to Inspire & Learn New Pain Management Solutions

This course includes
57:33 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in March 2024


This online course will be broken down into three segments to provide practitioners with the latest options in

  1. Needles: which includes reducing needle packaging waste, new soft tube insertion and re-loading method and understanding the dual tube insertion methods, tips and tricks.

  2. New Pain management option using “Medical Magnets” Multipolar magnets, why they are very exciting and very different from standard magnets. The 20 min will go over research, how to use, and clinical stories.

  3. New Pain management option “Wearable Light Patches” and laser pens for acu-treaments with light , this 20 minute portion will go over the new research on light patches which emit red and blue light during a 30 treatment session. If time permits an overview of laser pens that deliver 2 joules of energy on acupuncture points which is the equivalent of a 20 min needle treatment on the point.

Speaker: John D. Stan, DrTCM

John Stan graduated from the Canadian College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Victoria, BC in 1988 and earned his license as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DrTCM). While growing his private practice over the years, he has actively participated with professional acupuncture and TCM organizations which contributed to the recognition of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and acupuncture as a health profession within British Columbia in 1996.

In addition to his regulatory contributions, Dr. Stan has a patent on a dual tubed acupuncture needle delivery system now in use throughout the world.  In 2019, He and his partner developed the world’s first Eco-friendly acupuncture needle. Using repurposed materials, and reduced packaging strategies, they were able to reduce needle waste from 60 to 90% depending on the brand being compared. In addition they created industry first accessories to maintain a clean field around an open multi-needle package such that the needles remained aseptic for hours after opening. To further enable practitioners to easily work with multi-needle packaging they developed an anchoring system to reduce needle spillage and control the active insertion tube location when switching needle sizes.  

In addition to his needle development work, he is also the senior advisor in the quality control department for medical devices and herbal products at Eastern Currents Ltd in Canada.

The instructors
Acupuncture and Dry Needling Division

The Acupuncture Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association supports physiotherapists and physiotherapist assistants in advancing the use of acupuncture as an established core competency in physiotherapy clinical practice.


To promote acupuncture and encourage an actively engaged membership who are committed to lifelong learning and excellence in practice in order to promote health and well-being among their patients.


To provide leadership and direction to physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants who are members of the Acupuncture Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in advancing the utilization of acupuncture in clinical practice by promoting excellence in direct care, education and research.

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.
Course Material included in this course
  • Acupuncture Updates to Inspire & Learn New Pain Management Solutions
  • Welcome!
  • Full presentation
  • Feedback

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