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Motor Point Acupuncture Core Essentials & Shoulder (with IASTM as bonus)

Richard Hazel uses a unique style of acupuncture that relies heavily on knowledge of neurology and sports medicine. He was one of very few people to learn Motor Point Acupuncture at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York where he completed his Master of Science in Acupuncture, Orthopedic & Sports Medicine. We are lucky to have him back from 30th November – 1st December 2019 in Amsterdam for a second class this year!

Richard has also studied different acupuncture styles from some of the best acupuncturists in North America and spent years learning about trigger points and the treatment of myofascial pain from the works of Dr. Janet Travell and Dr. C Chan Gunn.  

Who is this seminar for? 

This seminar is for qualified practitioners who are focused on treating acute or chronic pains and who work with professional or amateur athletes that would like to increase their performance and get reliable and measurable results!

Motor Point Acupuncture is highly effective and can produce fast and lasting results in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

This seminar is separated into two parts :

  • Essential Motor Points for: Ankle/Foot + Low Back & Hip
  • Comprehensive Shoulder

For details see below.

The workshop will include lectures, treatment demonstrations, and of course a lot of hands-on practice. Sign up today, only 32 seats available!

UPDATE: Dan Dominguez will teach together with Richard, and we bought 4 more massage table, so we can accept more participants!

Check out this excerpt from one of Richard’s seminars:

What will be covered: 

DAY 1 : Ankle/Foot + Low Back & Hip

  • Foot/Ankle
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Lateral ankle pain
  • Medial ankle pain
  • Foot pain
  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Roll sprain
  • Toe pain

Muscles covered to treat the ankle:

  • Tibialis posterior
  • Peroneus longus brevis tertius
  • Soleus Gastrocnemius
  • Extensor digitorum longus
  • Extensor digitorum brevis
  • Flexor digitorum longus
  • Flexor digitorum brevis
  • Extensor hallucis longus
  • Abductor hallucis
  • Flexor hallucis brevis
  • Flexor hallucis longus
  • Biceps femoris 2 heads
  • Semitendinosus

Muscles covered to treat the lower back and hip:

  • Gluteus medius
  • Gluteus maximus
  • Piriformis
  • Tensor Fasciae Latae
  • Psoas
  • Quadratus Lumborum
  • Transverse abs
  • Internal obliques
  • Iliocostalis lumborum
  • Longissimus

DAY 2 : Comprehensive Shoulder 

On day two you will learn everything you need to know about treating should issues. Want to fix a tennis player’s shoulder? Have a patient with a frozen shoulder? You’re covered!

Muscles covered to treat the shoulder:

  • Supraspinatus
  • Infraspinatus
  • Teres minor
  • Subscapularis
  • Latissimus dorsi
  • Teres major
  • Coracobrachialis
  • Anterior deltoid
  • Medial deltoid
  • Posterior deltoid
  • Long head triceps
  • Long head biceps
  • Serratus anterior
  • Pectoralis minor
  • Pectoralis major
  • Upper, middle and lower trapezius
  • Levator scapulae
  • Rhomboid major


Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a technique used to release connective tissue.
Because If muscles can’t move past each other smoothly because the fascia is stuck it will keep you from using the full length of the muscle increasing the risk of injury while decreasing range of motion and optimal performance.
Richard Hazel’s IASTM is much softer than Gua Sha (painless) as it does not address the same tissues and is specifically designed for acupuncturists.

“If you’re now a motor point wizard and getting great results or if you’ve never used motor points IASTM will take your treatments to the next level. I’ll show the high fascia areas where you’ll get the best results with only a few minutes of IASTM”, Richard Hazel.

About the speaker

Richard Hazel received his Master of Science in Acupuncture – Orthopedic & Sports Medicine at Pacific College in New York. The program focused on the location and treatment of motor points for the treatment pain and improved neuromuscular function. Richard has also studied Neurofunctional Electric Stimulation Acupuncture under Dan Wunderlich, LAc  and the theories and methods of Dr. C C Gunn and Dr. Janet Travell. Richard’s private practice in NY focuses on treating chronic pains and injuries and improving performance by assessing muscle imbalances and decreased range of motion. He gets excellent results with only a few treatments necessary by keeping the focus on restoring the function of the limbs, joints or spinal segments, instead of attempting to merely treat local pain.


Please let us know if you need accreditation with NVA or Zhong, so we can apply for it in advance.

Seminar Dates, Time & Location

30th November – 1st December 2019, Amsterdam

Teaching hours are 9am to 5pm on both days and the address where the seminar will take place is: 
Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg
Timorplein 21 1094 CC Amsterdam
Tel+31 (0)20 551 31 90

Seminar Cost:

  • Price: 500 Euros

Sign up Now!

It is estimated that that 10% of the world’s population suffers from various types of chronic pains! Do you want to be able to successfully treat various types of acute and chronic pains? Are you working with athletes focused on high performance? Then this seminar is definitely for you! Sign up today!