FULLY ONLINE Acupuncture general update (Online)

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours
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Course details

This acupuncture general update course allows course delegates to revisit their needling skills and underpinning theory, whilst being introduced to the latest findings from published literature – thus helping to consolidate existing knowledge and to introduce a more focused approach to needling techniques and clinical reasoning. With this fully online learning experience, course delegates consistently rate this course 5 stars, leaving not only with new needling skills, but with the confidence to apply them from day one.

What Topics Will You Cover?

You will complete a series of safety lessons, covering contraindications, precautions and adverse events, as well as revisiting needle insertion fundamentals and pain physiology.

Needling application content consists of acupuncture skills across the knee, elbow, neck, shoulder and achilles tendon, with case studies and MCQ's to consolidate your learning.

Who Would Benefit From This Course?

This course is for healthcare professionals who have already taken a foundation course in acupuncture but are now looking to complete CPD hours and advance their skills and understanding further.

With experience delivering this course both in the UK and worldwide across the last 10 years, we’ve had the pleasure of helping a wide range of professionals consolidate their existing knowledge and move towards a more focused approach to needling techniques and clinical reasoning – from Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Sports Rehabilitators and Sports Therapists, to Physicians, Nurses and Occupational Therapists.

Why Study With Breeze Academy?

Global Reputation & Experience

Curated and delivered by Dr. Carl Clarkson, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, who has taught acupuncture globally for over 10 years, this general update has an international reputation and has cemented Breeze Academy as one of the leading providers of acupuncture and dry needling training worldwide.

Unique Blend Of Online & Face To Face

Carefully curated online content allows you to access high quality education whenever and wherever you want, helping to reduce accommodation costs for those of you needing to travel to the face-to-face ccourses, whilst also providing you the option to revisit theory in an engaging format, whenever and wherever suits you best.

Fully Evidence-Based Approach

Expert research knowledge is combined with practical, clinically relevant teaching to ensure you receive a fully evidence-based approach to the implementation of acupuncture. This course has clinical reasoning at the heart of delivery, making sure that you’re able to make fully informed decisions on how and when to introduce acupuncture into a client’s care package.

Course Requirements

You will need to be a regulated healthcare professional who has completed foundation training in acupuncture. Not done your foundation training? Find out more about our acupuncture foundation courses.

Further Questions?

Any questions, please get in touch here.

Agenda

Course IntroductionOnline

To get things underway, we'll run through an overview of acupuncture, a short history of its origins, and provide some advice on how to get the most possible from the course. We'll also point you in the right direction for the course handouts that you'll need to download.

Establishing safety in needlingOnline

Presentation 1 talks you through contraindications and precautions, followed by a multi-choice quiz to consolidate your learning

Presentation 2 takes you through adverse events, and how to best deal with them, followed by a multi-choice quiz to ensure you know what to do!

Let's get some fundamentals coveredOnline

Here, there are several short videos outlining some of the fundamentals related to acupuncture practice:

Needling basics - needle insertion, depth of insertion, when to use different sized needles

Clinical reasoning - learn the foundations to TCM and Western reasoning

Establishing the role of acupuncture - when to use it (HINT: always with other interventions!)

Pain physiology - An easy to follow demonstration of pain physiology, and how acupuncture can influence immediate pain relief

Neck ChapterOnline

Short, sharp videos perfect for busy professional. You will learn:

  • Prominent meridians that cover the neck
  • Needling techniques for prominent acupoints
  • Treatment recipes for central + lateral neck pain
  • Neck pain case study
  • Neck pain multi-choice quiz to cement your understanding

Shoulder ChapterOnline

Short, sharp videos perfect for busy professionals. You will learn:

  • Prominent meridians that cover the shoulder
  • Needling techniques for prominent acupoints
  • Acupoint recipes for Anterior, Posterior and generic shoulder problems
  • Shoulder symptoms case study
  • Shoulder symptoms multi-choice quiz to cement your understanding

Elbow ChapterOnline

Short, sharp videos perfect for busy professionals. You will learn:

  • Prominent meridians that cover the elbow
  • Needling techniques for prominent acupoints
  • Acupoint recipes for lateral and medial elbow problems
  • Elbow symptoms case study
  • Elbow symptoms multi-choice quiz to cement your understanding

Knee & Ankle ChapterOnline

Short, sharp videos perfect for busy professionals. You will learn:

  • Prominent meridians that cover the knee and ankle
  • Needling techniques for prominent acupoints
  • Acupoint recipes for medial and central knee pain, lateral ankle issues, and Achilles Tendinopathy

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