• Presented By

    Peter Dorsher, MSc, MD


1-Hour Live Webcast

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
8:00 pm EDT, 7:00 pm CDT, 5:00 pm PDT



This webinar will discuss basic science and clinical experimental evidence that neuroinflammation is present at clinically involved acupuncture points as well as at trigger points, causing the clinical phenomena of pain and tenderness. This modern evidence serves to corroborate acupuncture treatment principles outlined in the Huangdi Neijing, and has important implications for acupuncture diagnostic examination.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this LIVE webcast physician participants will be able to:

  • To discuss the physiologic concepts of axon and dorsal root reflexes, as well as neuroinflammation.
  • To describe the differences between trigger points and the “most common” trigger points.
  • To be able to describe definitions of the Classical, “miscellaneous”, “new”, and ashi classes of acupoints.
  • To describe basic science and clinical evidence of neuroinflammation being present at trigger points as well as clinically involved acupuncture points.

Peter Dorsher, MSc, MD

Dr. Peter Dorsher has been an AAMA member since completing the UCLA/HMI (Dr Joseph Helms’) training program in 1998. After completing a master’s degree in biomedical engineering at Northwestern University, he pursued a medical degree and trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic Rochester, and subsequently joined the staff there before transferring to its Florida branch, where he practiced for 25 years including serving as chairperson of his department before retiring in 2020. His primary clinical interests have been in chronic pain syndromes and neurologic disorders. He has 35 years’ experience in treating myofascial pain syndrome, nearly 25 years’ experience using medical acupuncture, and over 15 years’ experience in use of low-level laser therapy for pain conditions. He has presented at over 200 national and international meetings on these topics; has over 85 publications including 43 peer reviewed articles in acupuncture and allopathic journals (including Journal of Pain and Nature Precedings); and has won multiple research awards from the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He is now focusing on research and education, compiling 30 years of data and publications to explore acupuncture’s mechanisms and its fundamental overlaps with the myofascial pain syndrome and myofascial meridian traditions. A trigger point – Classical acupuncture point APP and a hybrid evidence-based acupuncture and myofascial pain educational venture are now in production.

To Register

The fee to participate in this LIVE activity is $40/members and $70/non-members per webcast.

Use the button below to register/pay for the LIVE presentation.

Once paid, access instructions will be emailed to participant. At the conclusion of the LIVE activity, an evaluation/survey must be completed with attestation of credit/participation. Certificate of completion will be emailed when completed evaluation/survey is completed.


The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The AAMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

Peter Dorsher, MSc, MD has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.

The reviewers and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure Policy

AAMA must ensure that anyone who is in a position to control the content of the education activity has disclosed all financial relationships that you have had in the past 24 months (even if now ended) with ineligible companies. We define ineligible companies as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.