ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture for Headaches, Neck and Facial Pain

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 8 hours

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  • Clinical reasoning at the heart of delivery
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This online CPD course is designed for healthcare professionals who have already completed a foundation course but are now looking to complete additional CPD hours whilst advancing their needling skills and understanding further.

In terms of clinical background, a large range of healthcare professions have taken and benefited from this particular CPD course, including (but not limited to):

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

This specialist CPD course begins by re-visiting learning undertaken in your foundation course – notably, contraindications and precautions, adverse events, needling basics, clinical reasoning, pain physiology, as well as the role of acupuncture and when to use it. 

Having re-established the fundamentals,  the course then builds upon this to advance your needling techniques and clinical reasoning further, specifically for the treatment of headaches, neck and facial pain.

You will receive a fully evidence-based approach to the implementation of acupuncture and dry needling for facial symptoms, neck symptoms, and headaches, allowing you to provide dramatic results for your clients as soon as you complete the course.

This acupuncture CPD course starts by establishing safety in needling, talking through contraindications and precautions, along with adverse events, before moving into the fundamentals of practicing acupuncture, including needling basics, clinical reasoning from both a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, as well as covering pain physiology and how acupuncture can influence immediate pain relief.

Having re-established needling safety and the fundamentals, the course progresses into the use of acupuncture for facial symptoms, where you will discover the prominent meridians that cover the face, needling techniques for the prominent acupoints, and how acupuncture can be used in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia, Facial Palsy and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).

Following this, the course progresses onto neck symptoms, covering the prominent meridians of the neck, needling techniques for the prominent acupoints, and how acupuncture can be used in the treatment of central and lateral neck pain.

Finally, the course ends with a module dedicated to the treatment of headaches, covering the prominent meridians of the head, needling techniques for the prominent acupoints, and how acupuncture can be used in the treatment of lateral and frontal headaches.

Spanning over forty lessons across seven chapters, a wealth of clinical and research experience is deftly combined with practical demonstrations, case studies, multi-choice quizzes and handouts to ensure you have everything you could possibly need for the treatment of headaches, neck and facial pain.

Not only are we experts in the field of acupuncture and dry needling, but we’re also experts at delivering exceptional educational experiences. We know exactly what healthcare professionals need, and want, in order to maximise their learning experience and to feel confident, safe and effective in using needling as part of their clinical practice as soon as they complete the course.

As soon as you book, you’ll be given access to our online acupuncture and dry needling training platform where you will have unfettered, 24/7 access for 3 months.

At the end of each chapter, you will be able to test your knowledge in our multi-choice quizzes in a fun and engaging manner. We include case studies that require you to draw upon your learning, challenging you to engage with clinical reasoning that would be reflected in your own clinical practice.

We’re with you every step of the way. As soon as you book, you’ll gain access to our online portal, meaning you can start learning immediately. In addition, our team of tutors and learner support team are easily accessible, and happy to help in any way we can.

Our First-Class Online Training Portal

We provide the very best in online acupuncture and dry needling training to guarantee that course delegates feel safe, confident and effective in applying their learnings as soon as they complete their course. We know exactly what healthcare professionals need, and want, in order to maximise their learning experience.

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 and dry needling. All of 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.

Our Exceptional Five-Star Course Reviews

We’re passionate about acupuncture and dry needling, and passionate about delivering exceptional educational experiences. Reflecting this, our online acupuncture and dry needling CPD courses are consistently rated five-stars and have fantastic reviews

You will need to be a regulated healthcare professional who has completed foundation training in acupuncture and dry needling. Yet to complete your foundation training? We have upcoming courses in every major city in the UK. Find your nearest foundation course here.

Meet your tutor

Dr. Carl Clarkson

Dr. Carl Clarkson

Qualifications
  • 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
Achievements
  • 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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Agenda

Establishing safety in needlingOnline

The first half of this module talks you through acupuncture contraindications and precautions, followed by a multi-choice quiz to consolidate your learning. The second half of the module then 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

In this module, there are several short videos outlining some of the fundamentals of acupuncture:

  • Needling basics - needle insertion, depth of insertion, when to use different sized needles
  • Clinical reasoning - learn the foundations of TCM and Western reasoning
  • Establishing the role of acupuncture - learn about appropriate circumstances in which to use acupuncture
  • Pain physiology - An easy to follow demonstration of pain physiology, and how acupuncture can influence immediate pain relief

Facial symptomsOnline

This module is comprised of a number of short videos to further your understanding of acupuncture for facial symptoms:

  • Prominent meridians that cover the face
  • Needling techniques for prominent acupoints
  • Acupoint recipes for Trigeminal neuralgia, facial palsy's + TMD pain
  • Facial symptoms case study
  • Facial symptoms multi-choice quiz to cement your understanding

Neck symptomsOnline

This module is comprised of a number of short videos to further your understanding of acupuncture for neck symptoms:

  • 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

HeadachesOnline

This module is comprised of a number of short videos to further your understanding of acupuncture for headaches:

  • Prominent meridians that cover the head
  • Needling techniques for prominent acupoints
  • Acupoint recipes for lateral + frontal headaches
  • Headache case study
  • Headache multi-choice quiz to cement your understanding