AACP Foundation Course

Event Date(s):
     9th June 2018 - 10th June 2018
     16th June 2018 - 17th June 2018
     11th August 2018 - 12th August 2018

Tutor(s): Lesley Pattenden

Price: £495

Location: Cardiff Blues Rugby Club, The Vale Pavillion, The Vale Resort, Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan, CF72 8JY

Closing Date: 4th June 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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'Excellent course! Well-lead! Highly recommend for those wanting to practice acupuncture- Thank You Lesley!'

 'I was recommended to attend one of Lesley’s courses and was not disappointed. Excellent teaching and ability to instil confidence with new treatment techniques'

'Thoroughly enjoyed both weekends and would recommend Lesley as a very good speaker'


AACP Foundation Course - Handbook

AACP Foundation Course - Timetable

AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course - Course Descripter