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Lumina Short Courses

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Executive Editor: Dr. Cameron Smith, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA 


The course will take you 1-2 hours to complete and has been designed to help you master the theory of the PPGB procedure (ultrasound-guided percutaneous suprazygomatic pterygopalatine ganglion block). This self-directed learning experience will help you understand and perform the PPGB procedure to better treat and manage the pain and other symptoms associated with primary headaches. The course has been designed for pain specialists, and neurologists.

PPGB Procedure

Learning outcomes
  • Understand the neuroanatomy of the pterygopalatine ganglion and its role in primary headache disorders.
  • Explore the rationale for the pterygopalatine blockade.
  • Learn why the ultrasound-guided percutaneous suprazygomatic pterygopalatine ganglion block is Lumina’s preferred method.
  • Master the theory of how to perform the ultrasound-guided percutaneous suprazygomatic pterygopalatine ganglion block.
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nVNS Short Course

Executive Editor: Prof. André Boezaart M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Lumina Health Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA.


The course will take you 1-2 hours to complete and has been designed pay particular attention to a non-invasive approach to vagus nerve stimulation. You will learn more about the role the vagus nerve plays in managing pain and inflammation, and why vagus nerve stimulation and activation are already being used to treat a wide range of disorders. The course has been designed for healthcare providers, pain specialists, neurologists, and nurses. 


Learning outcomes
  • Learn about the different forms of neuromodulation and their benefits, with the focus on electrical neurostimulation.
  • Explore the role of the vagus nerve in the body and the benefits of vagus nerve stimulation.
  • Understand the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway and how vagus nerve stimulation helps regulate inflammation.
  • Learn about the two types of non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation: transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation and transcutaneous cervical vagus nerve stimulation.
  • Discover which disorders respond well to neuromodulation and non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation in particular.
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Lumina's Pain Programs

Our cutting-edge care plans, designed by experts, give healthcare providers the resources they need to treat patients living with acute, perioperative, cancer-related, or chronic pain. The patients, in turn, are given access to vetted, evidence-based materials and innovative solutions that are relevant to their pain management journeys.

Primary Headaches

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