3rd November 2018 - 4th November 2018
10th November 2018 - 11th November 2018
15th December 2018 - 16th December 2018
Tutor(s): Gauthier Lepoint
Location: St Georges Hospital, Physiotherapy Department, Ground Floor, St James Wing, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, SW17 0QT
Closing Date: 29th October 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.
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'Thoroughly enjoyed the course, can see all the areas this will enhance in my clinical setting. The course tutor was very encouraging and clear, he went through everything making sure that everybody was confident'
'Very well taught - excellent and easy to integrate into daily practice (work)'
'A well organised course. The tutor went above and beyond the syllabus and his enthusiasm was infectious'