Advanced Skills in Acupuncture

Skill level: AdvancedCPD hours: 100

Course details

  • The UK's leading acupuncture & dry needling education provider
  • The UK's only education provider to offer advanced training
  • Globally trusted acupuncture and dry needling tutor
  • Over 30 years' teaching experience worldwide
  • Consistently rated 5-star by healthcare professionals
  • Clinical reasoning at the heart of delivery
  • Courses in every major UK city
  • Triple-locked quality assurance
  • If you prefer, pay over three months

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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.

*Please note applicants who have completed a non-Breeze Academy course, should check their eligibility with us at [email protected].

In this advanced acupuncture course, we will expand upon foundation training, revisiting the evidence-based approach regarding the implementation of acupuncture and question when is the best time to intervene, given different stages of injury and healing.

Through experiential learning, we will also explore the local effects of acupuncture with different styles of needling, as well as specific techniques for particular areas and injuries, thereby developing your needling skills even further and allowing you to provide dramatic results for your clients.

  • We will add to the needling practices as taught on the foundation course with effective needling techniques upon the four limbs, abdomen, thorax, spine, head and face.
  • ‘Recipes’ for the spinal region will be broken down with clinical reasoning as to their usefulness from both a Western and TCM perspective.
  • The addition of new and extra points not previously covered will be included, including acupuncture point choices for the thorax and pelvic girdle.
  • There will be an emphasis on palpation and exploration skills with the acupuncture needle.
  • We will also introduce Chinese Medical Model components covering established historical development for point choice and treatment of the ‘whole person' (notably based around 5-element theory).

All of the above will be underpinned with an understanding of contraindications, precautions and potential side effects of acupuncture and dry needling as well as an emphasis on the safe application of needling at all times and effective management of needling side effects.

With theoretical knowledge and application reviewed from both a Western and Chinese Medicine (CM) perspective, this next level course will take you through further applications and techniques, allowing you to confidently apply acupuncture for the treatment of:

  • Acute or persistent pain, anywhere in the body
  • Acute local injury
  • Stress and anxiety
  • General wellbeing
  • Treating the whole – assessing the person in front of you and their baseline constitution

As soon as you book, you’ll be given access to our online acupuncture training platform where you’ll be required to complete a series of modules prior to the face-to-face training component of the course. We need you, the delegate, to feel ready and confident before attending face-to-face training, and the online lessons allow you to revisit learning in a much more meaningful and engaging format, both during and after the course*.

Having completed these modules, you're now ready to attend the face-to-face workshop, which spans two days, and is predominately practical based skills learning.

This course aims to be fun, practical and engaging, and has clinical reasoning at the heart of delivery, meaning that you’ll be able to apply your learning into case scenarios immediately.

*Access to online content available for 6 months.

This advanced acupuncture course aims to build upon skills gained during your foundation training. It looks to question your practice as it stands, develop your thinking behind point choice and application, and expand your choice of techniques to widen the use of acupuncture in your clinical practice.

This is an amazing opportunity to learn new acupoints, delve into deeper western and TCM theoretical principles, and to ultimately offer acupuncture to more people, with even greater outcomes.

We deliver acupuncture and dry needling courses across the globe, and have courses running in every major city in the UK. Notably, we are the only UK provider of advanced acupuncture training.

Our History, Heritage & Global Reputation

Delivered by Lynn Pearce and Carl Clarkson, we bring to you over 50 years' experience of acupuncture clinical use, research and teaching to guide you through advanced acupuncture practice. Lynn, who leads this course, has led acupuncture education in the UK for over 30 years, and her textbook remains the cornerstone recommendation to all needling students with Breeze Academy.

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 best in online acupuncture training to guarantee that you feel ready and confident when attending face-to-face training, whilst also providing you with the option to revisit learning in a much more meaningful and engaging format during and after the course.

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. Clinical reasoning is always centre-stage for Breeze Academy, paying respectful attention to the history that has shaped practice in both the western world and eastern world to have a more rounded acupuncture and personal experience of broader practice ideas.

In line with common standards of acupuncture and dry needling education, there will be a safety test to complete prior to the face-to-face workshop, and theoretical case studies to complete and discuss within the course framework.

One reason that Breeze Academy stands out amongst health and wellness education providers is our commitment to making education accessible to as many people as possible. We can do this through harnessing the very best of our online platform, reducing the need to attend multiple days of face-to-face lessons, saving our learners £££'s in travel and time away from work.

On top of this, we also travel the globe to bring our face-to-face content to your doorstep. So, if you have a space that could accommodate up to 15 people, please get in touch and we can get a course booked in at your place of work or university! Reach out via our contact form or on [email protected] (we respond to all queries, usually within the hour).

If you've checked over the course information but still have some questions, please get in touch via our contact form or on [email protected] (we respond to all queries, usually within the hour).

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Meet your tutor

Lynn Pearce

Lynn Pearce

  • BA (Humanities - Open University) 2012
  • Certificate in Medical Education, Staffordshire University, School of Health 2001-2002
  • Licentiate in Acupuncture, British College of Acupuncture London 1991-1993
  • Acupuncture training at Centre for Study of Complementary Therapies Southampton, 1989
  • Graduate Diploma on Physiotherapy, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. 1979-1982
  • Co-editor of ‘The Definitive Guide to Acupuncture Points - A Practical Approach (Third Edition Chris Jarmey with Lynn Pearce) published 2021
  • Senior Lecturer at MSc in Acupuncture at Coventry University
Lynn has worked continuously in the clinical field since qualifying as a physiotherapist in 1982. Gravitating towards out-patients, she added acupuncture to her tool box in 1989. Finding results went far beyond...
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Online lessons: Pre Face to FaceOnline

  1. Review of safety aspects of needling, including:

  • Contraindications and Precautions
  • Adverse Events
  • How to deal with adverse events

2. Review of meridians and the concept of the 5 elements

3. The 5 elements and the concept of Pathogens in Chinese Medicine

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

5. Complete a Chinese Medicine Questionnaire to bring to the face-to-face workshop.

Face-To-Face Day 1

We will review practically where we are with our practice, in terms of techniques and our clinical reasoning behind point choices.

You will be introduced to the Chinese Medical concepts behind illness and wellness – who we are and who our clients are. This will build on the online prior learning. By understanding these concepts we can offer a wider approach to conditions and make treatments more systemic and global. You will learn new points accordingly.

You will learn new points and differing techniques for specific conditions including spinal issues, achilles tendonitis, sub-acromial issues and acromio-clavicular joint problems.

Face-To-Face Day 2

We will review our learning from Day 1 and continue with more spinal points, abdominal and facial points, and ideas encompassing both neural anatomy and Chinese Medicine concepts.

You will be introduced to the causes of dis-ease from a Chinese Medicine point of view, and learn points to help with this approach. This will build on the online prior learning.

You will also get to group points together with more understanding between pairing and using certain point categories to enhance your systemic and global treatments for your clients.

Online Learning Post Face-To-FaceOnline

You will be able to access further Chinese Medical Model lessons on the online platform following the in-person workshop. You will also have the opportunity to test your knowledge through case studies and MCQ's. On successful completion of these, you will gain your certificate in Advanced Acupuncture Training.

Course bookings

Request this course near you

Newcastle, UK

2nd - 3rd Dec 2023 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

£299.00Breeze Academy HQ, NE29 6, Newcastle, UK

London, UK

20th - 21st Jan 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

£299.00London, UK, E1W

Nottingham, UK

11th - 12th May 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

£299.00Nottingham, NG2, UK


18th - 19th May 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

BMD $745.00Bermuda

Newcastle, UK

20th - 21st Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

£299.00Breeze Academy HQ, Newcastle, NE29 6, UK