Upcoming events

    • 21 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Great Lakes Room @ Palmer Commons, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan
    • 26

    Matt Callison's Sports Medicine Acupuncture Foundational Course:

    Low Back and Leg Pain (Yao Tui Tong): An Emphasis on Sciatica & Paresthesia Pain Patterns


    One of the most challenging aspects of a clinician’s work is to accurately determine the primary tissue in lesion causing the patient’s low back and leg pain. In order to achieve the best treatment result for patient rehabilitation, it is imperative the practitioner determines the proper diagnosis.

    Orthopedic evaluations, manual muscle testing and knowledge of anatomy and acupuncture channel topography are essential in helping the practitioner establish the source of the patient’s low back and leg pain. Paresthesia traveling into the hip and lower extremity is not always nerve related (sciatica), and this seminar will help the practitioner identify, diagnose and treat the underlying source creating  these excess (shi) and deficient (xu) referred pain patterns.

    This seminar identifies muscle and pelvic imbalances typically found in cases of sciatica and referred pain.  Treatment protocols include acupuncture to motor, trigger and acupuncture points, myofascial mobilization techniques and postural exercises that together will help the practitioner get the patient out of pain and provide long-lasting results.

    This will be a hands on seminar.  Matt Callison will be bringing assistants to make sure every attendee gets one on one attention and supervision. Please email MAAOM at maaomstaff@gmail.com if you would like to bring a massage table to help support the event. 


    Matt Callison, L Ac has over 27 years’ experience in sports medicine, acupuncture and cadaver dissection. 

    Matt Callison’s unique ability to blend Chinese Medicine with Sports Medicine for over 25 years is demonstrated by his excellent reputation. This is particularly evident in his educational program, the “Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Program,” which is attended by acupuncturists worldwide. He has over 20 years experience in cadaver dissection that has helped him to further broaden and deepen his educational program for the acupuncturist. Mr. Callison has had a clinical practice for over 26 years and is well known for developing innovative and successful treatment protocols for musculoskeletal injury. He has published many articles including a clinical study on acupuncture and tibial stress syndromes (shin splints) as well as an article on Sports Related Muscle Tension Headaches in the Journal of Chinese Medicine.

    Furthermore, Mr. Callison is well-known for his work with professional athletes. Mr. Callison is the creator of the Motor Point and Acupuncture Meridian Chart as well as the author of three publications—The Motor Point ManualMotor Point Index and, in press, The Sports Medicine Acupuncture textbook.

    Matt Callison earned his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education/Sports Medicine from San Diego State University in 1985. He worked in the Sports Medicine field at Alvarado Sports Medicine clinic in San Diego and Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA for six years. In 1991, Mr. Callison received his Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where the class he developed, “Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders,” is still being taught. Mr. Callison continues to guest lecture in many acupuncture doctoral programs across the United States. 

    As Clinic Supervisor for Pacific College at the University of California’s San Diego Sports Medicine RIMAC Center, Mr. Callison guides acupuncture interns in providing Sports Medicine Acupuncture to their athletes.


          We will be having a catered lunch.  The options are not available yet, but will be updated when available.

    (lunch is included in the price, even if you chose to bring your own meal)



    We will have a raffle table again!  Items will be added as the seminar nears. 


    NCCAOM: 14 PDA (pending)

    California: 14 CEU (pending)


    MAAOM Members: $475

    Early Bird MAAOM Members: $450 until June 30th

    ASA State Assoc Members: $475

    Practitioners: $495



    Saturday, Sept 21, 9am-5:00pm

    Sunday, Sept 22, 9am-5:00pm



    The 2-day seminar will be held in the Palmer Commons, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Great Lakes Room

    4th Floor

    Palmer Commons 

    100 Washtenaw Ave

    Ann Arbor, MI 48109



    Please note that although there will be no football game this weekend, we still recommend booking your hotel as early as possible.  In walking distance is the Bell Tower Inn, as well as The Graduate.  There are many hotels within a short drive to the venue as well. 



    Visitor Parking Palmer Drive Structure

    From Washtenaw Avenue, turn on Palmer Drive, proceed approximately 100 yards to the 2nd parking entrance on your left that is marked "Visitor Parking".

    • Pull a ticket, (which is .70 per half-hour) and park on levels LL (lower level) and P1 (level 1).
    • Upon exiting your vehicle, look for large metal Maize and Blue signs that read "East Elevators."
    • Proceed towards the East Elevators (there are 3 sets of elevators in the structure: East, North and South) and follow the signs that list Palmer Commons .
    • In the elevator, push the PL Level (Plaza Level) and exit onto the outdoor plaza near the Life Science Institute entrance. Continue across the outdoor plaza to Palmer Commons; Glass House Cafe sign is visible in the vestibule window.


    Cancellation Policy: Course fee less 20% administrative charge is refundable if written notice is received two (2) weeks prior to program date. No refunds will be made after that date.


Past events

23 Mar 2019 Spring Membership Meeting 2019
29 Sep 2018 "The Journey through Fertility and Pregnancy " with Jeffrey Yuen - Presented by MAAOM
31 Mar 2018 Spring Membership Meeting 2018
30 Sep 2017 Summer Membership Meeting
30 Sep 2017 "Master Tung's Acupuncture for Internal Medicine" with Dr. Robert Chu - Presented by MAAOM
22 Apr 2017 "Heart Masters over Spirit and Clarity" with Dr. Daoshing Ni - Presented by MAAOM
25 Mar 2017 Spring Membership Meeting 2017
04 Feb 2017 Mid-Michigan AOM Dinner - February 4, 2017
05 Nov 2016 Fall Membership Meeting 2016
24 Oct 2016 Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day 2016
24 Sep 2016 Summer Membership Meeting
24 Sep 2016 "Master Tung's Acupuncture for Pain" with Dr. Robert Chu - Presented by MAAOM
09 Apr 2016 Spring Membership Meeting
04 Mar 2016 ASA Annual Meeting 2016
24 Oct 2015 Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day 2015
13 Jun 2015 Summer Membership Meeting 2015
13 Jun 2015 The Fertility Seminar with Dr. Daoshing Ni - Presented by MAAOM
28 Mar 2015 Spring Membership Meeting 2015
24 Oct 2014 Free stress relief auricular treatments from 6-8pm at Asian Healing Traditions
24 Oct 2014 Open House 3-6pm at Health and Energy PC
24 Oct 2014 Free stress-reducing mini-treatments at Grand Wellness
24 Oct 2014 AOM Day treatments at Mid Michigan Wellness Center
24 Oct 2014 AOM Day 2014
27 Sep 2014 Fall Membership Meeting
07 Jun 2014 Summer Membership Meeting 2014
07 Jun 2014 Dr. Misha Cohen - "Cancer Support with Acupuncture and Herbs"
22 Mar 2014 Spring Membership Meeting 2014
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