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AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course - Surrey - February 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


  • 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.

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’Absolutely brilliant course thank you Paul for teaching us so much for and keeping it light hearted. I appreciate we’re training with western medical approach but also beneficial to regularly link to TCM thank you’

Location Surrey
Category Complementary Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 08 Feb 2020
Start time 9:00am
Time info Please arrive in good time for the course to begin
Venue Address Ashford & St Peters Hospital Hospital NHS Trust, Ashford Hospital, London Road, Stanwell, Ashford, Surrey, TW15 3AA
Description Each HePAG Foundation course includes one years complimentary HePAG membership
Amount £575
Organiser Claire Buckingham
Speaker Kevin Young
Accredited by HePAG
Description HePAG Limited Sefton House, Adam Court, Newark Road, Peterborough PE1 5PP
Name Claire Buckingham
Contact No. +441733390007
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