Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex (DLPFC), Chronic Pain,
Irritable Bowel Syndrome – 2016


The Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex (DLPFC), a walnut-sized area of the brain has been shown to change in patients with chronic pain-it becomes thinner. MRI follow-up imaging shows us that once pain has been resolved the thickness of the cortex in this area of the brain increases, thus resembling the DLPFC of healthy individuals.

DLPFC also shows changes in association with emotional and psychological reactions-specifically anxiety, fear and depression. The area of the scalp directly over the DLPFC contains a number of acupuncture points. This course explores the clinical significance of including these acupuncture points in cases of chronic pain, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, and several digestive disorders including IBS. Sympathetic dominance patterns can also benefit from using these acupuncture points.


Kiiko Style (KMS) Weekend Courses of 10 or more hours on Thumb Drives are compatible with Mac or PCs. You must use the thumb drive to play the course. These thumb drives are copy protected. Protected content can not be copied/downloaded from the thumb drive. It prevents the content from being permanently installed on to your own computer.  This is how we have been licensed to sell this content.  This can make them initially load a little slower. They come with printable notes.  All courses feature 8 or more live cases, showing history, palpation, treatment and outcomes. Close ups and written explanations through-out. Thumb drives have the same content as the on-line version of the class. 

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