Midwifery Acupuncture & Dry Needling Foundation Course

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 3 days
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Course details

  • Begin your learning immediately, through our online platform
  • Fully accredited by the FHT
  • Trusted acupuncture and dry needling tutor
  • On course completion, integrate acupuncture into your standard day to day practice
  • Consistently rated 5 stars by healthcare professionals

Specifically for midwives, this acupuncture foundation course covers lower back pain, PPGP, nausea, carpal tunnel, hot flushes, headaches, and wellbeing. On successful completion of our acupuncture for midwives course, students will be able to use acupuncture as part of their everyday practice safely, confidently and effectively.

Delivered by expert tutors, the Breeze Academy acupuncture course for midwives consists of a unique blend of online and face-to-face teaching, meaning that you can learn at your own pace, without having to take weeks of time to complete your training.

Read our course agenda below for a full breakdown. If you have any questions about our acupuncture course for midwives, please get in touch at [email protected]

You can also book onto the course directly on this page.

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The aim of our foundation level acupuncture course for midwives is to become safe, confident and effective in the application of acupuncture & dry needling as part of your day-to-day practice.

The objectives of our acupuncture foundation course are:

  • To implement safe & effective acupuncture and dry needling techniques, throughout the body
  • To create targeted acupuncture and needling protocols for the benefit of pain & wellbeing
  • To appraise & synthesise the evidence base alongside clinical experience
  • To adopt a pragmatic approach to clinical reasoning for needling interventions that complement your existing skills
  • To integrate acupuncture into midwifery practice to include lower back pain, PPGP, nausea, carpal tunnel, hot flushes, headaches and wellbeing

In our foundation level acupuncture course for midwives, you will receive a fully evidence-based approach to the implementation of acupuncture. This comes with comprehensive study materials provided within the online and face-to-face components of the course.

The evidence-based information you will learn from our foundation course will allow you to make fully informed decisions on how and when to introduce acupuncture to a patient. You’ll discover a large body of prominent, pertinent and up-to-date evidence supporting the use of acupuncture for midwifery, whilst developing your needling skills to provide dramatic results for your patients, offering them a comprehensive package of pain relief and wellbeing.

More specifically, after completing our acupuncture course for midwives you will be able to demonstrate the following needling skills and theoretical knowledge:

  • Effective needling techniques upon the four limbs, trunk and spine
  • Suitable identification of prominent and commonly used acupoints
  • An understanding of contraindications, precautions and potential side effects of acupuncture and dry needling
  • Safe application of needling at all times
  • Effective management of needling side effects

Upon successful completion of our acupuncture course for midwives, you will be able to use acupuncture and dry needling on your patients as part of your everyday practice safely, confidently and effectively.

With theoretical knowledge and application reviewed from both a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, this acupuncture foundation course for midwives takes you through a large number of applications and techniques, allowing you to confidently apply acupuncture for:

  • Acute or persistent pain, anywhere in the body
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Hot flushes/flashes
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Headaches
  • General wellbeing

Our acupuncture course for midwives is specifically designed for midwives looking to offer more to their patients, whilst advancing their own career and professional development.

Our courses at Breeze Academy are enjoyable, intellectually stimulating, and consistently rated 5 stars – read our reviews to see what our students have to say.

We have both the student and the learning experience at the heart of every single one of our courses, ensuring that you will leave the course feeling confident about your new found needling skills, and that you will have had a great time!

Upon course completion, you will be able to use acupuncture as part of your day to day practice. Additional accreditation with another educational body is not required.

With global reputation and experience curated and delivered by our team of expert tutors, this foundation acupuncture course has a worldwide reputation, and has cemented Breeze Academy as one of the leading providers of acupuncture and dry needling training.

Our unique blend of online and face-to-face carefully curated content, both before and after the in-person learning component, allows you to access high quality education whenever and wherever you want. This helps to reduce accommodation costs for those of you needing to travel to the face-to-face component, whilst also providing you the option to revisit learning in a much more meaningful and engaging format.

Our fully evidence-based approach and 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 patient’s care package.

Your online learning access will expire 1 month following the face to face component of the course.

You must be a registered midwife in order to attend our foundation level acupuncture course for midwives.

If you have to cancel your course booking because of a covid-related issue, we will assign you to the next available course that suits you.

We’re happy to provide you with 10 days access to 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.

Check out the free taster course.

Meet your tutor

Dr. Carl Clarkson

Dr. Carl Clarkson

  • PhD, Acupuncture and Women’s Health, Northumbria University
  • MSc, Acupuncture, Coventry University
  • PGCE, Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, Teeside University
  • BSc, Physiotherapy, Northumbria University
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, HEA
Over a decade ago, I had an ambitious vision – create exceptional learning experiences for healthcare professionals. My career began in 2004 as a Physiotherapist, where a passion for helping people was complimented...
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Online Learning Prior To Face-To-FaceOnline

  1. Prior to the face-to-face session, you will complete safety lessons on our online platform. You will learn:

    • Contraindications and precautions
    • Adverse events
    • How to deal with adverse events
  2. Needle insertion fundamentals take you through video demonstrations of how we choose needle size, and how we can clinically reason our acupoint choices, no matter which part of the body is needled

  3. An introduction to meridians - the essential map needed to guide you on locating acupoints

  4. Pain physiology and the impact acupuncture has on descending inhibition

Face-To-Face Day 1

Here, you will begin your needle insertion techniques, with the primary focus on the upper limb.

By the end of day one, you will have been introduced to prominent acupoints commonly used for ailments affecting the shoulder, elbow and the wrist and hand. Furthermore, we will look to integrate your online learning, specifically around needling safety and clinical reasoning.

Face-To-Face Day 2

On day two, you will progress your basic needling skills to apply to the lower limb and spine. We will build upon the clinical reasoning lessons from day one through case studies, and explore the physiological impacts of needling in acute and persistent pain.

By the end of day two, you will have gained confidence in your needling skills, and have a deeper understanding of what informs our decisions to needle a client (and subsequently, how to choose which acupoints are best suited).

Face-To-Face Day 3

We will begin the final face-to-face session by consolidating your upper limb, lower limb and spinal needling techniques. You will have a short safety test to complete, where you will be required to describe needling safety (contraindications, precautions) before demonstrating safe needle insertion into the thoracic spine.

The lessons on day three focus upon the head, neck, ear before progressing to dry needling techniques. Furthermore, we will explore the theoretical and practical aspects of needling for systemic ailments such as hot flushes, overactive bladder, and stress. We will conclude the face to face aspect of the course with case studies and Q&A.

Online Learning Post Face-To-FaceOnline

To contextualise acupuncture and dry needling within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), you will access a number of lessons that discuss TCM philosophy through our online platform.

Your assessment, where several multi-choice tests focused upon case studies, will also be accessed through our online platform.

Post Course SupportOnline

Following completion of your final online training element, you will continue to receive support from Dr. Clarkson via email or tele-conferencing to help guide you when beginning to introduce acupuncture into your usual practice.

Course bookings

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Manchester, UK

£580.006th - 8th Jun 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Leeds, UK

£580.0010th - 12th Jun 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Edinburgh, UK

£580.0022nd - 24th Jun 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£580.0024th - 26th Jun 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Exeter, UK

£580.001st - 3rd Jul 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

London, UK

£580.0015th - 17th Jul 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Norwich, UK

£580.0019th - 21st Jul 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Cardiff, UK

£580.0022nd - 24th Jul 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£580.007th - 9th Sep 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Manchester, UK

£580.0012th - 14th Oct 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£580.0028th - 30th Oct 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Leeds, UK

£580.009th - 11th Nov 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Glasgow, UK

£580.0018th - 20th Nov 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

London, UK

£580.0023rd - 25th Nov 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Belfast, UK

£580.007th - 9th Dec 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)


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£580.0023rd - 25th Jan 2023 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)