AACP Foundation Course

Event Date(s):
     8th September 2018 - 9th September 2018
     22nd September 2018 - 23rd September 2018
     27th October 2018 - 28th October 2018

Tutor(s): Mike Chapman

Price: £495

Location: BEN Motor & AlliedTrades Benevolent Fund, Lynwood Court, Lynwood Village, Rise Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 0FG

Closing Date: 29th August 2018 -- You will be unable to book after this date!

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:


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'Overall an excellent course made by excellent knowledge from tutor. Mike made things easy to understand and did not complicate anythings. Gave constructive feedback and was easy to talk too.'

'Comprehensive course. Well lead by Mike Chapman - thoroughly enjoyable'

'Thank you providing an excellent very well structured course. Thank you to mike chapman who provided an excellent learning opportunity through the course'


AACP Foundation Course - Handbook

AACP Foundation Course - Timetable

AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course - Course Descripter