[AJA 2021 LECTURE 10] From 2D to 3D acupuncture: Ultrasonography in acupuncture treatment

This lecture discusses how acupuncture may be performed using ultrasound guides to the aim of greater safety and effectiveness.
Format

Recorded Video

Starting date

November 21, 2021 

Faculty

Dr.  Sanghun Lee

Credits

CME
CPD
PDA

Duration

60 minutes

Price

$ 20

Overview

Learning Objectives

CME Credits

This lecture discusses how acupuncture may be performed using ultrasound guides to the aim of greater safety and effectiveness.
Although it is true that "acupuncture points," which are the target of treatment, are still a largely unexplored area, many studies have been conducted regarding how to avoid potential risks and provide safe and effective treatment. Still, it would be difficult to substantially reduce the risk of medical accidents in actual clinical practice if treated roughly based on inaccurate approximations based on BMI without taking sex or weight into consideration with the thought process of "what needling depth is generally safe" and "how many millimeters less than average is safe for thin body types."
There is also the issue of technical difficulty regarding how needles are difficult to detect if out of plane, and virtually impossible to keep in plane in navigating the body three-dimensionally. Therefore, various needle guide devices have been developed, including those where ultrasonic waves are used to detect the estimated path of the needle and thus safely and accurately guide the acupuncture or pharmacopuncture needle to reach the target point.
Through this development from 2D to 3D acupuncture, it is expected that safer, more accurate, and more effective acupuncture treatment will become possible by becoming able to pinpoint the needle tip to the three-dimensional acupuncture point location by means of medical imaging.
* Learn the latest research on specifying clinical targets and how you can avoid medical accidents
* Learn the safe needling depth for points on the abdomen and shoulder
* Learn how to safely needle deep points and learn the benefits of ultrasound guided acupuncture 
The following is activity is accredited to provide the following credits: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 0.1 APHRA CPD hours
  • 0.1 NACCOM PDA Credits

Faculty and disclosure

Dr. Sanghun Lee

Ph.D
  • Member of Y-KAST(Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology)
  • Professor, Department Chair, Dept. of Korean Convergence Medicine. University of Science and Technology
  • Principle researcher, Future medicine division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine,
  • Project Leader of ISO 19611:2017 Traditional Chinese medicine -- Air extraction cupping device.
  • Project Leader of ISO 20487:2019 Traditional Chinese medicine -- Test method of single-use acupuncture needles for electrical stimulation
  • Major research area: Standardization and Scientificization of Traditional medicine device and biomarker

Dr. Sanghun Lee has disclosed no relevant financial relationships to this activity.


Planners, Reviewers and Editors

Jinho Lee, KMD

In-Hyuk Ha, KMD
Meriong Kim, KMD
Seungmin Kathy Lee, KMD

Young-suk Yoon, KMD
Jinhun Park, KMD

Andrew Jang, L.Ac

Ju Seok Lee

The planners, reviewers, and editors have disclosed no relevant financial relationships to this activity.

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All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated according to Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine policies. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships. 

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CME Information

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