Acupuncture & Dry Needling

We deliver acupuncture and dry needling courses across the globe, and have courses running in every major city in the UK. Join us at an upcoming course and enhance your clinical skills even further.

  • The UK's leading acupuncture & dry needling course provider
  • Globally trusted acupuncture and dry needling tutor
  • Over 10 years teaching experience worldwide
  • Consistently rated 5-star by healthcare professionals
  • Clinical reasoning at the heart of delivery
  • Fully accredited by the FHT
  • Courses in every major UK city
  • Triple-locked quality assurance

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Acupuncture & Dry Needling Foundation Course

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 3 days

An essential course for any healthcare professional looking to provide acupuncture and dry needling for their clients.

Course bookings
9th - 11th Dec 2022 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Doncaster, UK

£580.00Mallard House, Heaven's Walk, Doncaster DN4 5HZ

16th - 18th Dec 2022 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£610.00Birmingham Conference and Event Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4EW

17th - 19th Dec 2022 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

St. George’s University, UK

£610.00St. George’s University

6th - 8th Jan 2023 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Cardiff, UK (Location TBC)

£595.00Cardiff ( Location TBC)

13th - 15th Jan 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:45 PM)

West London, UK

£610.00Holiday Inn London - West, Portal Way, London, UK

23rd - 25th Jan 2023 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Sheffield

£595.00 Jurys Inn, Sheffield

3rd - 5th Feb 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bolton University

£600.00Bolton University

10th - 12th Feb 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:45 PM)

Liverpool, UK

£595.00Holiday Inn Express Liverpool - Royal Albert Dock, an IHG Hotel, Albert Dock, Liverpool, UK

27th Feb - 1st Mar 2023 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Belfast, UK

£595.00Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre, an IHG Hotel, Hope Street, Belfast, UK

3rd - 5th Mar 2023 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Plymouth University

£600.00Plymouth University

3rd - 5th Mar 2023 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Leeds, UK

£595.00Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre - Armouries, an IHG Hotel, Armouries Drive, Leeds, UK

8th - 10th Mar 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:45 PM)

Manchester, UK

£595.00Jurys Inn Manchester, Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, UK

10th - 12th Mar 2023 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

London, UK

£610.00Holiday Inn Express London - Limehouse, an IHG Hotel, The Highway, London, UK

17th - 19th Mar 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:45 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£610.00The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham, UK

24th - 26th Mar 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:45 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£595.00Jurys Inn Newcastle Quayside, South Shore Road, Gateshead, UK

12th - 14th Apr 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Hull University (Hull Students only)

£480.00Hull University (Hull Students only)

21st - 23rd Apr 2023 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Bedford, UK

£595.00Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel, Saint Mary's Street, Bedford, UK

21st - 23rd Apr 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:45 PM)

Edinburgh, UK

£595.00Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket, Morrison Link, Edinburgh, UK

5th - 7th May 2023 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Southampton, UK

£595.00Holiday Inn Southampton, an IHG Hotel, Herbert Walker Avenue

10th - 12th May 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:45 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£610.00The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham, UK

17th - 19th May 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:45 PM)

Exeter, UK

£595.00Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, Queen Street, Exeter, UK

9th - 11th Jun 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:45 PM)

West London, UK

£610.00Holiday Inn London - West, Portal Way, London, UK

16th - 18th Jun 2023 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Sheffield, UK

£595.00Jurys Inn Sheffield, Eyre Street, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, UK

21st - 23rd Jun 2023 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Leeds, UK

£595.00Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre - Armouries, an IHG Hotel, Armouries Drive, Leeds, UK

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Advanced Skills in Acupuncture

Skill level: AdvancedCPD hours: 100

Enhance your acupuncture and dry needling skills beyond your foundation training, by delving into advanced clinical reasoning and sophisticated needling techniques. Offer a wider choice of techniques and treatment ideas whilst gaining valuable CPD!

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture General Update

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

This fully online course covers safety, clinical reasoning, combined with easy to apply recipes for conditions at the neck, shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture for Headaches, Neck and Facial Pain

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 8 hours

Online course covering the application of acupuncture in the treatment of headaches, neck and facial pain.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture for Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

Online course covering the application of acupuncture in the treatment of shoulder, elbow and wrist pain.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture in Women's Health

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

Specialist course for those looking to gain confidence in acupuncture and needling for Women’s Health issues.

The Acupuncture Clinical Companion

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: As much as you want!

The go-to acupuncture resource for busy clinicians, looking for a quick-to-access, easy-to-follow recipe guide for almost any problem presented in your clinic.

Acupuncture Course for Dentists

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 3 days

An essential course for any dentist looking to provide acupuncture for their clients.

Acupuncture in Sport / Lower Limb Acupuncture course

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 15 hours

Online course covering the application of acupuncture in the treatment of hip, knee, ankle & foot problems.

Advanced Dry Needling Update

Skill level: AdvancedCPD hours: 15 hours

Move your dry needling skills forward with our advanced dry needling masterclass.

Frequently asked questions

We have taught acupuncture and dry needling for over 10 years, and we are very confident that our learning environment will put you at ease. You will leave our courses feeling confident, safe and effective with your needling skills.

In terms of clinical background, we have had the pleasure of teaching a large range of professions, including (but not limited to).

  • Physiotherapists
  • Osteopaths
  • Chiropractors
  • Sports Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Midwives
  • Dentists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Level 4 Sports Massage Therapists

We have the experience and technical know-how to put you, the learner, first and ensure that course materials, case studies and practical elements reflect your specific day-to-day practice and the clients that you see.

Yes, you can – our acupuncture and dry needling foundation courses (for beginners) are an online and face-to-face hybrid, and we also have fully online CPD courses for those who already needle.

With regards to our foundation course, as soon as you book, you’ll be given access to our online training platform where you’ll be able to complete a series of modules prior to the face-to-face training component of the course. We’ve proudly put together the very best in online acupuncture and dry needling training to guarantee that course delegates feel ready and confident before attending face-to-face training, whilst also providing them with the option to revisit learning in a much more meaningful and engaging format both during and after the course.

For a glimpse into the online training, we offer a free taster course. This taster course includes a small number of lessons from the full course, helping you to get a flavour for how we do things.

In the UK, if you work in the NHS, you do not need a licence to use acupuncture or dry needling. However, if working in the private sector, it is expected that you contact your local council to ask whether they require you to apply for a licence.

Attending a Breeze Academy training course will equip you with all of the knowledge and skills needed to practice acupuncture safely, confidently, and effectively. Healthcare governing bodies such as the HCPC do not stipulate that a practitioner must attend a particular training course, but they do require the individual to have attended and successfully completed training. Breeze Academy foundation courses are a training program that meets these requirements.

Your indemnity insurance to practice acupuncture is usually covered through your professional body (for example, a physiotherapist is covered through CSP membership); however, it is your responsibility to check your indemnity insurance policy.

In terms of clinical background, we have had the pleasure of teaching a large range of professions across the last 10 years, including (but not limited to).

  • Physiotherapists
  • Osteopaths
  • Chiropractors
  • Sports Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Midwives
  • Dentists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Level 4 Sports Massage Therapists

Rest assured we have the experience and technical know-how to put you, the learner, first and ensure that course materials, case studies and practical elements reflect your specific day-to-day practice and the clients that you see.

With a Breeze Academy acupuncture and dry needling foundation course, a healthcare professional can start using acupuncture as part of their day-to-day practice after completing three days’ worth of face-to-face training (plus the online learning component of the course).

Clients love it, therapists love it, and you will love it. Acupuncture and dry needling perfectly compliments day-to-day practice, enabling therapists to offer more to their clients. 

Can you recall where pain has stopped you from being able to move someone forward with their rehab? Or perhaps scenarios where clients have been reluctant to engage with your particular rehab plan? Acupuncture and dry needling is here to help, providing you with that competitive advantage - both in terms of client outcomes and career ambitions.

Adding to this, our courses delve into the biopsychosocial influences of needling, to explain: why clinicians who offer acupuncture gain fantastic outcomes, how needling can influence acute and persistent pain, and which people would be ideal candidates to receive acupuncture and dry needling.

In the UK, there are multiple routes to qualify as an acupuncture professional, depending on your particular background when you begin training. Healthcare professionals, for example, can complete accredited foundation courses, such as those offered here at Breeze Academy, to be able to competently incorporate acupuncture and dry needling into their practice. However, those without a medical background, would need to attain a level 4 in anatomy via our level 4 sports massage therapy course before being able to join one of our acupuncture foundation courses, or alternatively they would need to complete a degree-level course.

Route A: Currently a regulated healthcare professional, or a final year student, where the degree included Musculoskeletal anatomy at level 4. This includes Doctors, Dentists, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Sports Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Podiatrists

Route B: If you are not currently a regulated healthcare professional, we require that you meet all of the following:

  • Your existing therapy qualifications contained musculoskeletal anatomy to level 4 (which included identification and palpation of musculoskeletal structures)
  • You are practicing as a therapist, which involves assessing and treating common Musculoskeletal conditions
  • You agree to sign up to the Breeze Academy register

An example of a Route B therapist would be a Level 4 Sports Massage therapist

Route C: For those Therapists who do not have level 4 anatomy, and / or do not currently assess and treat musculoskeletal conditions, we offer a bespoke route to gain our entry requirements, via our Sports Massage Level 3 and 4 Diploma’s.

We deliver acupuncture and dry needling courses across the globe, and have courses running in every major city in the UK. We are triple-locked quality assured, meaning you can be confident that we offer the very best in education.

Our History, Heritage & Global Reputation

Expertly curated and delivered by Dr. Carl Clarkson and his team of enthusiastic needling tutors, our courses strive to put the learner at the centre of everything we do. We have a rich education and academic background, including MSc, PhD and countless hours delivering exceptional quality learning experiences across the globe.

Our Unique Blend Of Online & Face To Face

Carefully curated online content, both before and after the face-to-face component, allows you access to high-quality education whenever and wherever you want – pause, replay and rewind to your heart’s content. We provide the very best in online acupuncture and dry needling training to guarantee that course delegates feel ready and confident when attending their face-to-face training, whilst also providing them with the option to revisit learning in a much more meaningful and engaging format during and after the course.

Our Exceptional Five-Star Course Reviews

We’re passionate about acupuncture and dry needling, and passionate about delivering exceptional educational experiences. Reflecting this, our acupuncture and dry needling foundation course is consistently rated five stars and has fantastic reviews. In fact, the majority of our bookings are via recommendations from past attendees! Check out their reviews here.

Our Fully Evidence-Based Approach

We combine the latest research with practical, clinically relevant teaching to ensure you receive a fully evidence-based approach to the implementation of acupuncture. Our courses have 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 and dry needling into a client’s care package.

We deliver acupuncture and dry needling training in every major city in the UK and we’re adding more course dates all of the time. However, if there are no upcoming courses in your area, please send us a message to register your interest and we’ll get back to you as soon as a course becomes available in your area.

There is no requirement to join the AACP, or any other clinical interest group, in order to practice acupuncture. Any registered healthcare professional, who attends our courses, are eligible to practice acupuncture as part of their usual practice without needing further membership. Professions such as Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, and Doctors do not need further insurance. Sports therapists and other allied health professionals may need further cover, and we can direct you to reputable providers.

If you wish to join a register, we have our own that demonstrates to your clients that you are practising safely confidently and effectively.

Yes, you can. We strongly advise that you align yourself with our register, and that you take out insurance that would cover you – we have insurance companies who we can recommend.

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