Introducing Dr. Shi Xuemin's Stroke Rehab Acupuncture (XNKQ Therapy)
By Atsuki Maeda DAOM (2013), MTOM, LAc
Apr 6th & 7th 2013
Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Each year, about 795,000 people suffer a stroke. About 600,000 of these are first attacks, and 185,000 are recurrent attacks.
The Xing Nao Kai Qiao (XNKQ) acupuncture protocol was developed in the early 1970s by the academician, Dr. Shi Xuemin at Tianjin University, China, and has proven extremely effective in treating stroke and dementia patients as well as preventing stroke for those at risk.
Due to its unique characteristics in the treatment of stroke patients, the Xing Nao Kai Qiao (XNKQ) acupuncture therapy has been widely used in China for the past 40 years integrating with conventional western physical therapies. Studies have shown that XNKQ therapy significantly increases the recovery rate among stroke patients.
This introductory seminar is led by Atsuki Maeda, an esteemed stroke rehabilitation specialist trained under Dr. Shi Xuemin and his team of Tianjin Universityin China. Atsuki Maeda is a certified practitioner/instructor of XNKQ Therapy endorsed by Dr. Shi Xuemin. Maeda has treated over 60,000 patients using this protocol since 1989 and will share the strength of this therapy.
The Xing Nao Kai Qiao Stroke rehabilitation and prevention protocol recently gained recognition in the United States through the documentary film "9,000 Needles" produced & directed by Mr. Doug Dearth. The documentary reinforces the need for innovative approaches in stroke rehabilitation in the United States by showing the effectiveness of an integrative stroke rehabilitation program.
This program is a must for any acupuncturist looking to improve and integrate their ability to treat stroke/dementia patients.
Atsuki Maeda is one of the only instructors in the United States Certified by Dr. Shi Xuemin to introduce the XNKQ Protocol.
Atsuki Maeda is a licensed acupuncturist in both Japan and California who specializes in Xing Nao Kai Qiao stroke rehabilitation acupuncture and Japanese-style acupuncture. After completing his acupuncture degree in Japan, Maeda pursued extensive stroke rehabilitation acupuncture training under Dr. Shi Xue Min at First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Maeda then maintained a successful career in the stroke rehabilitation unit at Kuroda Hospital in Tokyo before coming to the US. He completed his California acupuncture training at Emperor’s College in 1993 and spearheaded the Japanese-style acupuncture program at Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley. Maeda maintains a private practice in Torrance, CA while leading the Xing Nao Kai Qiao Stroke Rehabilitation & Prevention module in the doctoral program at Emperor’s College and treating patients at the Stroke Rehabilitation and Dementia Care Center at Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National Stroke Association