Nursing & Midwifery Foundation Acupuncture Course

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 100 hours

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 star by healthcare professionals
  • If you prefer, pay over three months here

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If you’re a nurse or a midwife, this acupuncture foundation course is specifically created for you. Our acupuncture foundation courses have a global reputation and have cemented Breeze Academy as one of the leading providers of acupuncture and dry needling training worldwide. Delivered by our expert Breeze Academy tutors, the Breeze Academy acupuncture foundation course for midwives and nurses consists of a unique blend of online and face-to-face teaching.

Once successfully completed, we ensure that nurses and midwives who complete our acupuncture foundation course successfully can use acupuncture and dry needling on patients as part of their everyday practice in a safe, confident and effective way.

We have been a globally trusted, 5-star rated, dry needling and acupuncture education provider for over 10 years. We invite you to join us on our upcoming courses.

Any questions about this course or any other, please get in touch directly to our email:

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You can also book directly on this page.

The objectives of our acupuncture foundation course for nurses and midwives 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

In our nursing and midwifery acupuncture foundation course, 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 for nurses and midwives will allow you to make fully informed decisions on how and when to introduce acupuncture on a patient.

You’ll discover a large body of prominent, pertinent and up-to-date evidence supporting the use of acupuncture, 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 foundation course 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

After you graduate from our acupuncture foundation course, you will be able to use acupuncture & 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 and nurses 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
  • Overactive bladder
  • Hot flushes/flashes
  • General wellbeing

Our nursing and midwifery acupuncture foundation course is designed for nurses and midwives looking to offer more to their patients, whilst also wanting to advance their own career and professional development. We have had the pleasure of teaching a large range of professions across the last 10 years, both in the UK and worldwide.

Global Reputation & Experience Curated and delivered by our team of expert tutors, this foundation course has a global reputation and has cemented Breeze Academy as one of the leading providers of acupuncture and dry needling training worldwide.

We are consistently rated 5 star - check out our reviews

On course completion, you will be able to use Acupuncture as part of your day to day practice - additional accredition with another body is not required.

Unique Blend Of Online & Face To Face Carefully curated online content, both before and after the face-to-face component, 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 component, whilst also providing you the option to revisit learning in a much more meaningful and engaging format.

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 patient’s care package.

You must be a registered Midwife or Nurse to attend this foundation acupuncture course.

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. Or if preferable, we will issue you a full refund.

We can give you 5 days access to a free taster course, which has small amount of lessons from the full course to give you a flavour of how we do things.

Check out the free taster course here


Day 1

Online learning prior to face-to-faceOnline

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

Needle insertion fundamentals take you through video demonstrations of how we choose needle size, and how we make our acupoint choices, no matter which part of the body is needled.

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

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 upon the upper limb.

By the end of day one, you will have been introduced to prominent acupoints commonly used for ailements 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 lessons from day one through case studies, and explore the physiological impacts of needling in acute and persistant 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 to the course with case studies and Q&A.

Online learning post face-to-face sessionsOnline

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 mutli-choice tests focused upon case studies, will also be access through our online platform.

Course bookings

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5th-7th Nov 2021 (9:00am - 5:00pm)

£550.00 Holiday Inn Express Limehouse, London

15th-17th Nov 2021 (8:45am - 5:00pm)

£515.00 Jurys Inn, Newcastle Gateshead Quays

3rd-5th Dec 2021 (8:45am - 5:00pm)

£550.00 Holiday Inn, Cardiff City Centre

15th-17th Dec 2021 (8:45am - 5:00pm)

£550.00 Holiday Inn Express, Albert Dock, Liverpool

7th-9th Jan 2022 (8:45am - 5:00pm)

£550.00 Holiday Inn Express, Leeds Armouries

19th-21st Jan 2022 (8:45am - 5:00pm)

£550.00 Jurys Inn, Manchester

4th-6th Mar 2022 (8:45am - 5:00pm)

£550.00 Jurys Inn, Sheffield

6th-8th May 2022 (8:45am - 5:00pm)

£550.00 The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre

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