Joseph studied Acupuncture at Endeavour in Melbourne and has been in practice for approximately ten years. Prior to entering practice he was a Research Assistant at the Peter McCallum Cancer Institute, a Forensic Scientist then a Senior Research Scientist for the Department of Primary Industries.
Most humans will suffer neck and back pain in their lifetime and in clinical practice these conditions will be seen in a significant number of patients seeking acupuncture treatments. There are a multitude of useful treatments for neck, back and sciatic pain using local and distal acupuncture points. However, distal treatments with acupuncture points that are located between the elbows and hands, or between the knees and feet, are convenient to use, require little disrobing and are extremely effective. Protocols and strategies for successful distal treatments of neck, back and sciatic pain will be discussed. The acupuncture treatments which are presented arise from and are explained by common threads linking Five Phase, Extraordinary Meridians, Tung, Imaging and Tan concepts. The use of Wrist Ankle Acupuncture will also be discussed. All treatment protocols described include supporting case studies.