Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program


Neurofunctional Treatment of Pain and Dysfunction

Contemporary Acupuncture and movement disorders: restoring motor and somatic sensory function

Introduction Advances in the fields of neurophysiology and neurosciences in the last three decades have allowed to re-defining acupuncture as a straightforward peripheral nerve stimulation technique. This technique, now based in biomedical science, has been termed contemporary acupuncture to differentiate it from traditional acupuncture approaches. Contemporary acupuncture can be defined as a therapeutic method in […]

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Rethinking pain with neurofunction

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”   In what ways does our brain affect our reality? Neuroreality as it applies to pain management and pain with movement disorders has some series implications for the chiropractic profession. Dr. Alejandro Elorriaga Claraco has […]

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The neurofunctional era: Optimizing the use of therapeutic resources

This is part 3 of a 4-part series. Read part 1 | Read part 2 | Read part 4 Neuroreality in pain with movement disorders: functional neuromodulation techniques. Building on the concept of neuroreality, which explains how our experience of the world is not the reflection of an objective reality, but a construct of our […]

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The pain puzzle: Discussing the contributors to pain experience

This is part 2 of a 4-part series. Read part 1 | Read part 3 | Read part 4   In my previous article (April 2018) I presented and discussed the concept of “neuroreality” as the most accurate science-based conceptual foundation available to approach the understanding of “pain with movement” disorders. In this article, I discussed that […]

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Neuroreality for pain management

This is part 1 of a 4-part series. Read part 2 | Read part 3 | Read part 4 Three centuries ago, in 1710, the Irish philosopher George Berkeley proposed this famous thought experiment: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” He […]

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Needles and electricity: The Percutaneous Functional Neuromodulation™ System

This series on the neurofunctional operating system has looked at the fundamental challenges faced by practitioners dealing with pain with movement disorders in their quest to answer the two main questions surrounding these conditions: what do we treat, and how? The Percutaneous Functional NeuromodulationTM system (PFNM) is a successful functional neuromodulation technique using fine solid […]

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The Body Lab: Boulder company offers cadaver dissection classes to public – Students must have background in human anatomy

Alejandro Elorriaga (Anesthesia/Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program) spoke to ABC Denver about a private cadaver lab in the US that offers continuing education classes to anyone with a background in anatomy.

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Acupuncture starts and ends with ACURE

An old English fable concluded with this powerful moral: “In this world, the most important person is the person in front of you who needs your help, the most important thing is to help them, and the most important time is right now.”

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Neurofunctional Acupuncture, The success of an integrated model

Canadian Chiropractor Magazine – April 2011

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Acupuncture for pain? No thanks

Is acupuncture a reasonably effective intervention for the treatment of pain? Advocates will tell you “Yes” and show you dozens of studies to support their enthusiastic claim. Detractors will tell you “No” and quickly add that based on randomized control trials and recent meta-analyses acupuncture is no better than placebo to treat pain.

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