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AACP Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) Acupuncture Course - Stockport - September 2019

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 This one-day post foundation CPD course is designed to demonstrate how the western medical approach to acupuncture can be incorporated into the treatment of TMD. The course will consist of theoretical and practical components. Acupuncture and trigger points will be taught throughout the day and emphasis will be placed on the safe needling of relevant tissues. The updated layering method of clinical reasoning will be used as a basis of how to incorporate acupuncture into the management of TMD. There will only be a brief introduction to TMD and its holistic management.  The focus will be biased towards the practical aspects of safe needling of relevant structures in TMD.

To educate physiotherapists and other appropriately qualified medical professionals to incorporate acupuncture in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMD). The course will be run collaboratively with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Temporomandibular disorders (ACPTMD) to enhance the participant’s learning experience.
Learning outcomes:
By the end of the course the participant will:
  • Understand the anatomy of temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
  • Understand the biomechanics of the TMJ.
  • Understand the basic pathology of temporomandibular disorders (TMD).
  • Be able to palpate (intra and extra oral) relevant anatomical structures pertinent to TMD, including the upper cervical spine and key anterior neck structures.
  • Review acupuncture meridians relevant to TMD.
  • Review the biopsychosocial model of health with regards to TMD.
  • Review the layering method and clinical reasoning of applying acupuncture to TMD.
  • Safely and competently needle structures relevant to TMD.
The course will NOT cover:
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory
Manual therapy for TMD
A detailed assessment of the TMJ and orofacial area (e.g. auscultation)
A detailed TMD classification
Participants interested in learning more about TMD are signposted the ACPTMD's courses (
Current professional/statutory body registration (HCPC, GoSc, GMC etc.)
Valid professional insurance for acupuncture
Has successfully completed a recognised foundation/beginner course in acupuncture
Currently uses acupuncture in clinical practice (fluent with needle handling)
Consent and able to be needled on the course
Relevant immunisation in place
Have experience or exposure to working with the TMJ/orofacial area.

This course is open to health professionals with previous acupuncture training and who have a significant level of anatomical and physiological knowledge. 

CPD Hours: 7

  • £120.00 - AACP Members
  • £160.00 - Non AACP Members

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"Employer Paying" - Important Information

  • Before registering onto this course, please click on the below “Employer Paying Application" for information on how to register your funding.
  • No "Employer Paying" bookings will be accepted during the 30 days before the course start date.
  • All course bookings made within the 30 days must be paid in full at the time of registration.

For full terms and conditions, please click here.

Category Complementary Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 21 Sep 2019
Start time 9:00am
Time info Please arrive in good time for the course to begin
Venue Address Stepping Hill Hospital, Outpatient Therapies Department, Stockport, SK2 7JE
Description AACP Accredited members receive a reduced rate of £120 for this CPD course
Amount £160
Organiser Claire Buckingham
Speaker Sudhir Daya
CPD hours 7
Accredited by AACP
Description AACP 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 (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 390007