Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Differential Diagnosis & Integrative Management of Common Lower Extremity Problems April 23-26, 2021

Xinru Qian MD

Dr. Xinru Qian graduated from Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine in 1982 specializing in Chinese medicine. She obtained her MS degree from Shanghai First Medical Hospital in 1988 in the area of tongue inspection and disease. She practiced and taught in Chinese medicine a few years before coming to the States in early 1990s. In America, Dr. Qian has had a rich experience in the field of medicine including training and practicing as a nurse, medical intern, resident, fellow, and last, a physician. Her training and interests also cover both Chinese and conventional Western medicine. Dr. Qian has been a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) specialist and a New York State certified physician acupuncturist since 2000. She also teaches medical acupuncture at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

Dr. Xinru Qian specializes in neuromuscular disease and neurorehabilitation using acupuncture in conjunction with conventional approach. Her lecture will concentrate on differential diagnosis and integrative management methods for musculoskeletal problems of the lower extremities, which are common conditions in acupuncture clinics. Understanding their basic medical background, distinguishing different disease diagnoses, and formulating an appropriate management plan can greatly benefit the practice of acupuncture and moxibustion. In this course, she will discuss traditional Chinese medicine treatment for the lower extremities’ Bi syndrome, anatomical and structural treatment methods, general Lower extremity problems, foot, and heel problems, ankle sprain, knee problems, and iliotibial band problems. The goal of this lecture is to enable acupuncturists and other health care providers to expand and update their knowledge and treatment options for common disorders of the lower limbs.


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