- By Poney Chiang
Poney Chiang will present his manuscript that was recently accepted by Medical Acupuncture Journal, entitled: The Anatomical Specificity Between Acupoints and the Facial Nerve: A Cadaveric Study. Learn the neuro-anatomy of the facial nerve (CN VII) trunk and branches, muscles they control, and what activation to look for to confirm correct DeQi response. Watch videos demonstrating activation of facial nerve trunk and all its individual branche (temporal, zygomatic, buccal, marginal mandibular, cervical).
Poney will present channel theory and point location of select points on the face based on the Jia Yi Jing (Systematic Canon) which differs from modern point locations. This information will demonstrate convincingly that classical sources were in fact describing neurovascular structures, moreover acupoints are maps that were passed down on how to target individual nerve trunk and branches.
He will discuss strategy to treat Bell's palsy, facial asymmetry due to stroke and applications in cosmetology.