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AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course - Peterborough - April 2020

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 About the 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 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:

  • laboratory and radiological research which is used to explain the mechanism of acupuncture analgesia;
  • current evidence from acupuncture clinical trials research;
  • non-specific "placebo" effects associated with acupuncture analgesiaIn 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.Learning Outcomes

 

On completion of the course, delegates should:

  • understand the cautions and contraindications associated with acupuncture;
  • be able to demonstrate safe, hygienic and effective needling techniques;
  • be able to locate and needle a limited range of acupuncture points;
  • have an understanding of the neurophysiological theory underpinning the western interpretation of acupuncture;
  • understand principles of point selection and treatment design;
  • have a working knowledge of myofascial trigger points;
  • be able to integrate the use of acupuncture with musculoskeletal osteopathic, chiropractic or sports therapy practice.Who can do a HePAG Acupuncture Foundation Course?

 

Sports Therapists

  • Having obtained a BSc in Sports Therapy.
  • Working towards a BSc in Sports Therapy, having successfully completed level 4
  • Having obtained a Level 4 Certificate in Sports Therapy / Massage
     

Osteopaths

  • Current membership of the General Osteopathic Council (effectively having a BSc in Osteopathy)
  • Working towards a BSc in Osteopathy, having successfully completed level 4
  • Chiropractors
  • Current membership of the General Chiropractic Council (effectively having a BSc in Chiropractic)
  • Working towards a BSc in Chiropractic, having successfully completed level 4

 

Occupational Therapists

  • Current membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • A BSc in Occupational Therapy

Students must:

  • 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.
  • Attend all 6 days of the course"The HePAG foundation acupuncture course requires a significant level of anatomical and physiological knowledge. It is the individual responsibility of each course attendee to ensure that they have a suitable knowledge of anatomy and physiology to not only complete the HePAG foundation course but also to employ acupuncture safely and effectively clinically, within their scope of professional practice.

*Terms and Conditions apply

Location Cambridgeshire
Category Complementary Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 27 Apr 2020
Start time 9:00am
Time info Please arrive in good time for the course to begin
Venue Address HePAG Ltd, 8-9 Sefton House, Adam Court, Newark Road, Peterborough, PE1 5PP
Cost
Description Each HePAG foundation course includes one years complimentary membership!
Amount £575
About
Organiser Claire Buckingham
Speaker Paul Battersby
Accredited by HePAG
Website https://www.hepag.org.uk/events/view/919/hepag-acupuncture-foundation-course
Description HePAG Ltd, 8-9 Sefton House, Adam Court, Newark Road, Peterborough, PE1 5PP
Name Claire Buckingham
Contact No. +441733390007
Email claire@aacp.uk.com
Keywords Acupuncture, Complementary Health, Complementary Medicine, Complementary Therapy, Health, Holistic, Physiotherapy, Therapy
Regions Bristol , East Midlands, East of England, Greater London, Ireland, Midlands, North East, North West, Northern Ireland, Online, Online (UK wide), Scotland, South, South East, South West, Southwark, Wales, West Midlands, Westminster, Worldwide, Yorkshire and the Humber
Event User Information
Name Jennifer Hodges
Telephone Number 01733 646888
Email marketing@hepag.org.uk