Huan Ma, TCMD, Ph.D., L.Ac.

Dr. Huan Ma received his master’s degrees and Doctor of Acupuncture and Internal Medicine degree from Tianjin University of TCM in China; and practiced in China from 1993 to 2001 at the Tianjin Academy of TCM, Affiliated Hospital in Tianjin, China.

From 2002 to 2015, Dr. Ma taught many of the classes in the acupuncture programs at Northwestern Health Sciences University, including the Acupuncture Clinical Medicine series, the Tui Na and Musculoskeletal series, and Needling Technique courses. He also served as a clinic supervisor for several years at both inside and outside clinical internship clinic locations.

From 2003 to 2005, Dr. Ma was Associate Dean of Clinical Services for acupuncture at NWHSU. He was named Teacher of the Year and Excellent Clinical Supervisor several times during his tenure at the University.  He has written and published numerous articles and textbooks since the beginning of his career and often gives seminars and refresher courses to past students and associates.

Dr. Ma, together with his wife, Tao Gong, started their clinic, Acupuncture Health Center in 2006. He worked part-time there until his retirement from NWHSU in 2015.  He now works full-time and has clinics in both Edina and south Minneapolis, where he treats pain and difficult and complex medical cases, including neurological conditions and post-stroke rehabilitation.


Advanced Clinical Acupuncture for Treating Headaches
Headaches are one of the most common conditions that we, as acupuncturists, treat. They are often the result of variable diseases that can be difficult to target and thereby treat effectively. In this presentation, we will look at the following aspects of recognizing and treating headaches, both common and acute:

1.  Differentiate the various types of headache
2.  Analyze the TCM syndrome as well as the modern medicine diagnosis
3.  Describe in detail different treatment points as well as the use of Tui Na and cupping
4. Demonstrate various needling techniques, cupping, and Tui Na.

At the end of this presentation, practitioners should have a better understanding of treatment strategies for headaches and be able to apply practically this knowledge and the techniques demonstrated in their clinical practices.