P4 Ep. 15: Whitfield Reaves Pt. 3

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In this Episode…

Chad Bong interviews  Sports Acupuncturists, Whitfield Reaves.


Whitfield Reaves is regarded as one of the pioneers of Acupuncture Sports Medicine in the United States.  Reaves is an author, teacher, and director of The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program. In his discussion with Chad, Whit discusses differences  and similarities in needle techniques for musculoskeletal issues.  The conversation is focused around the question “Do acupuncturists need to make a muscle “twitch” in order to create change in the tissue?” His insights are invaluable to practitioners and students in the field. This discussion is very relevant to anyone interested in acupuncture sports medicine and other scientific research or experiments. If you were not able to attend Whitfield's lectures, but you want to study some issues in more depth, you can order a research report or a scientific article from a reaction paper writer from the https://essays-writer.net/reaction-paper-writing-service/.


Whitfield Reaves Website

The Gunn Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain: Intramuscular Stimulation for Myofascial Pain of Radiculopathic Origin


  • Whit Reaves’s move to Hawaii (1:37)
  • Do you need a muscle to “twitch” to produce change? (6:14)
  • Dissecting the term Trigger Point Needling (12:20)
  • Chad Practicing and Teaching Precise Muscle Fiber Needling and E-Stim (17:34)
  • Defining the Differences between Specific E-Stim Needling vs Trigger Point Needling vs Standard Setting (19:57) (22:35)
  • Whit’s Paired Needle Technique (26:46)
  • Can you put a needle in a trigger point without getting a twitch and still find benefits? (33:28)
  • Point Accuracy and Point Density Scale (33:44)
  • 10Hz or less (38:36)
  • Necessity to Activate Elongated Muscle Fibers and Shortened Muscle Fibers (39:09)
  • Why is Jian Kua so effective for Glute Medius/IT Band issues? (40:45)
  • Closing Remarks: Reassessing  Janet Travell’s Trigger Point Manuals  (46:21)
  • Alex Outro (50:52)