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AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course - Kent - November 2018

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AACP Foundation Acupuncture Course This course is divided equally between direct contact time and self-directed learning. It is designed to offer participants a level of knowledge, skill and understanding that will allow them to practice acupuncture in a safe and appropriate manner, in a clinical setting. The course provides a Western medical approach to acupuncture - grounded in current research evidence rather than in traditional Chinese philosophical thinking. This course does not cover the traditional Chinese medical approach to acupuncture, except where Western scientific theory and evidence can be used to explain concepts of traditional Chinese medicine (e.g. fascial planes and meridians). Participants will be encouraged to critically evaluate their own clinical practice and where appropriate, challenge the current evidence base. This course is designed to provide participants with a rationale for using acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for the management of common musculoskeletal pain conditions. Topics covered include the laboratory and radiological research which is used to explain the mechanism of acupuncture analgesia; current evidence from acupuncture clinical trials research; and the non-specific "placebo" effects associated with acupuncture analgesia. In addition to needling classical acupuncture points, participants will be introduced to the concept of myofascial trigger points, and the use of acupuncture needling for pain associated with myofascial trigger points. Students must: have HCPC physiotherapy registration have CSP membership be able to practise acupuncture in a clinical setting between the course parts give the tutor informed consent to receive repetitive needling (with particular regard to being or trying to become pregnant). be able to treat three separate patients in a safe and legal environment for their case studies. Failure to do so may affect your professional HCPC registration. (see AACP website for safety guidelines) attend all 6 days of the course Terms and Conditions apply

Location Kent
Category Complementary Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 17 Nov 2018
Start time 9:00am
Time info Please arrive in good time for the course to begin
Venue Address Medway Community Health, 21 Baily Drive, MCH House, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0PZ
Description One year's complimentary AACP membership
Amount £495
Organiser Claire Buckingham
Speaker Lynn Pearce
Accredited by AACP
Description AACP Limited Sefton House, Adam Court, Newark Road, Peterborough PE1 5PP
Name Claire Buckingham
Contact No. 01733390007
Keywords Acupuncture, Complementary Health, Complementary Medicine, Complementary Therapy, Health, Holistic, Physiotherapy, Therapy
Regions East Midlands, East of England, Greater London, Ireland, Midlands, North East, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Event User Information
Name Jennifer Hodges
Telephone Number 01733 390007


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