Aches and Pains:
Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Pain
Alex Tiberi

Seminar Information

March 20-21 , 2010
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

14 CEUs Available

Sheraton Columbia
10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044

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“Where there is free flow, there is no pain; where there is pain, there is no free flow.”

The topics of this seminar brilliantly woven together by Alex under the cover of Aches and Pains, may include the concerns of just about everyone that walks into your office. Seen from an even broader perspective, Aches and Pains connects us with all humanity. Presented in an accessible, fun and down-to-earth style, you will be able to use this information immediately and effectively!

The six signs of health:

  • Good Appetite
  • Good Sleep
  • Good Sex Drive
  • No Fatigue
  • No Excessive Emotions
  • No Pain

Chinese medical theory of pain

The sensation of pain depends on qi.

  • Mild qi accumulation draws awareness, more severe accumulation results in pain.
  • The nature of the obstructing factor determines the sensation of pain.

Biomedical theories of pain

  • Different nerve fibers and their role in sensing and suppressing pain
  • Chemical mediators in pain perception

Relationship of the nerves, pain, and acupuncture

Emotions and pain

“Pain cannot exist in the absence of emotional content.”

  • Factors that effect pain tolerance
  • Emotions and chronic pain
  • Nine acupuncture methods for regulating the shen

Treatment of pain, the general considerations

  • Varying treatment according to the type of pain
  • Techniques of treatment: needle methods, cupping methods, moxibustion, electrical stimulation, herbs, topical applications, tui-na
  • Pain and diagnosis: how pain alters diagnostic signs
  • Local and distal pain treatment techniques


Alex A. Tiberi, Lic. Ac.

Alex TiberiAlex Tiberi has been a student of traditional Asian philosophy, arts, and sciences since his teens. His initial training in traditional Asian medicine was through apprenticeship with a sixth generation Korean practitioner, becoming proficient in five element and constitutional forms of acupuncture. He has now been in clinical practice for 29 years.

Alex is a founder and vice-president of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, which has branches in San Diego, New York, and Chicago. He is also on the faculty of the Qing Bai College of Chinese Medicine in the Netherlands. Alex lectures internationally on various aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine including pediatrics, nourishing life (Yang Sheng), orthopedics and Korean acupuncture. His training in modern western science has allowed him to integrate traditional East Asian medical concepts with modern biomedical theory.

Alex regularly leads study groups to China to participate in the “Master’s Classical Studies Program” at the Shandong University of Chinese Medicine in Jinan, PRC and in cooperation with faculty at Shandong University has co-founded the Traditional Chinese Medicine Literature Research and Translation Academy.

A student of Buddhism for over 30 years, he now practices both Tibetan Vajrayana and Japanese Shugendo. A longtime practitioner of the martial arts, Alex practices a number of martial disciplines including horseback archery, jousting, aikido, and kenjutsu. Alex has also studied Tibetan astrology and astronomy under several teachers and is currently a student of Mr. Jampa Kelsang. He has two grown children and resides on a horse ranch in Asheville, NC.