Acupuncture & Dry Needling Courses for Nurses

Breeze Academy’s medical acupuncture and dry needling courses are designed to give nurses the skills and confidence to practice acupuncture and dry needling with their patients as soon as they qualify.

  • 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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Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course (Foundation Level)

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 3 days

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

Course bookings
5th - 7th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Bristol, UK

£610.00Bristol, BS1, UK

10th - 12th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

University of Birmingham (Physio Students Only)

£610.00University of Birmingham (Physio Students Only)

14th - 16th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

St Georges University, London (University Students Only)

£610.00St Georges University, London, UK

14th - 16th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Lincoln, UK

£610.00Lincoln, LN6 9, UK

14th - 16th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

West London, UK

£635.00West London, W3 6, UK

21st - 23rd Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Preston, UK

£610.00Preston, PR1 3, UK

29th Jun - 1st Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Kent, UK

£610.00European School of Osteopathy (ESO), Kent, UK

1st - 3rd Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Belfast, UK

£610.00Belfast, BT12 5, UK

1st - 3rd Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leeds Beckett University (Students Only)

£610.00Leeds Beckett University (Students Only)

3rd - 5th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Manchester, UK

£610.00Manchester, UK

8th - 10th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Barnstaple, North Devon

£610.00Petroc College, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 2BQ

12th - 14th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£635.00Birmingham Great Barr, B43 7, UK

15th - 17th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£610.00Breeze Academy HQ, Newcastle, NE29 6, UK

15th - 17th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Plymouth Marjon University, Plymouth, UK

£610.00Plymouth Marjon University, Plymouth, UK (Plymouth Osteopathy Students Only)

22nd - 24th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Keele University (Keele Students Only)

£610.00Keele University, Keele, UK

23rd - 25th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Sheffield, UK (For Sheffield Hallam Students)

£610.00Sheffield, UK

26th - 28th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Southampton, UK

£610.00Southampton, SO15 1AG, UK

26th - 28th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Coventry, UK

£610.00Coventry, CV8 1, UK

26th - 28th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Milton Keynes, UK

£610.00Milton Keynes, MK16 0, UK

31st Jul - 2nd Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Carlisle, UK

£610.00Carlisle, CA3 0, UK

2nd - 4th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leeds, UK

£610.00Leeds, LS10 1, UK

2nd - 4th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Derby, UK

£610.00Derby, DE1 3, UK

2nd - 4th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

London, UK

£635.00London, W1W 6, UK

14th - 16th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bradford, UK

£610.00Bradford, BD1 2, UK

23rd - 25th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Glasgow, UK

£610.00Glasgow, UK

6th - 8th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Edinburgh, UK

£619.00Edinburgh, EH3, 8, UK

6th - 8th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Doncaster, UK

£619.00Doncaster, DN4 8, UK

9th - 11th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Brighton, UK

£619.00Brighton, BN1 2, UK

13th - 15th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Luton, UK

£619.00Luton, LU2 9, UK

18th - 20th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£619.00Newcastle, NE29 6, UK

20th - 22nd Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leicester, UK

£619.00Leicester, LE1 5, UK

25th - 27th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bristol, UK

£619.00Bristol, BS1 2, UK

2nd - 4th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Exeter, UK

£619.00Exeter, EX1 2, UK

4th - 6th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£649.00Birmingham, B32 3, UK

4th - 6th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Swansea, UK

£619.00Swansea, UK

9th - 11th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Liverpool, UK

£619.00Liverpool, L3 4, UK

18th - 20th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Manchester, UK

£619.00Manchester, M1 5, UK

25th - 27th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Ipswich, UK

£619.00Ipswich, IP2 0, UK

30th Oct - 1st Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Southampton, UK

£619.00Southampton, SO15 1, UK

1st - 3rd Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Nottingham, UK

£610.00Nottingham, NG2 3, UK

8th - 10th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bradford, UK

£619.00Bradford, BD1, 2, UK

8th - 10th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

London, UK

£649.00London, W1W 6, UK

11th - 13th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£619.00Newcastle, NE29 6, UK

13th - 15th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bristol, UK

£619.00Bristol, BS1 2, UK

15th - 17th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Coventry, UK

£619.00Coventry, CV8 1, UK

22nd - 24th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

University of West England (Students only)

£619.00UWE, UK

22nd - 24th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Sheffield, UK

£619.00Sheffield, S1 4, UK

22nd - 24th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bedford, UK

£619.00Bedford, MK42, UK

22nd - 24th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

London, UK

£649.00London, W3 6, UK

29th Nov - 1st Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Carlisle, UK

£619.00Carlisle, CA3 0, UK

29th Nov - 1st Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Glasgow, UK

£619.00Glasgow, G1 4, UK

4th - 6th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£635.00Birmingham, B32 3, UK

6th - 8th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Reading, UK

£619.00Reading, RG2 0, UK

6th - 8th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Manchester, UK

£619.00Manchester, M1 5, UK

6th - 8th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leeds, UK

£619.00Leeds, LS10 1, UK

9th - 11th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Derby, UK

£619.00Derby, DE1 3, UK

11th - 13th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Middlesbrough, UK

£619.00Middlesbrough, TS1 2, UK

13th - 15th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

London, UK

£649.00London, W1W 6, UK

13th - 15th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Coventry University, UK

£619.00Coventry University, Coventry, UK

7th - 9th Mar 2025 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

University of West England (Students only)

£619.00UWE, UK

9th - 11th Jun 2025 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

University of Birmingham (Physio Students Only)

£635.00University of Birmingham (Physio Students Only)

5th - 7th Sep 2025 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leicester University ( Students only)

£495.00Leicester University ( Students only)

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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.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture for Headaches, Neck and Facial Pain

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

Specialist online acupuncture CPD course for those already trained in acupuncture but looking to advance their needling skills and understanding further, specifically for head, neck and facial pain.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture for Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

Specialist online acupuncture CPD course for those already trained in acupuncture but looking to advance their needling skills and understanding further, specifically for shoulder, elbow and wrist pain.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture & Dry Needling General Update

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

General online refresher for those already trained in acupuncture and dry needling but looking to maintain their needling competency and advance their understanding further.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture & Dry Needling in Women's Health

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

This specialist online course is a masterclass in the application of acupuncture and dry needling for the treatment of women's health conditions.

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.

Frequently asked questions

A nurse can practise acupuncture and dry needling following the successful completion of a Breeze Academy medical acupuncture and dry needling foundation course. The term Acupuncturist, however, is a protected title for those that have completed a relevant degree.

Nurses can use acupuncture and dry needling as part of their usual practice after completing our Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Foundation Course. Once successfully completed, we ensure that our foundation course delegates can use acupuncture and dry needling as part of their everyday practice safely, confidently and effectively.

Typically, our foundation level acupuncture and dry needling courses take nurses around one to two months to complete. The online component of our course can be completed in your own time, at your own pace, whilst the in-person workshop is conducted across three days.

Following the foundation course, nurses may decide to advance their training further through one of our online or in-person CPD training courses. Our popular Advanced Skills in Acupuncture Course comprises an online component, as well as a two day in-person training event.

Acupuncture and dry needling can offer several opportunities for nurses, enhancing their practice and patient care in various ways:

  1. Pain Management: Nurses can use acupuncture and dry needling to effectively manage and alleviate pain in patients. These techniques provide additional tools for non-pharmacological pain relief and can be particularly useful in addressing chronic pain, musculoskeletal discomfort, and post-operative pain.

  2. Holistic Care: Acupuncture aligns with a holistic philosophy, focusing on the interconnectedness of the body and promoting natural healing. Incorporating acupuncture and dry needling allows nurses to offer a more well-rounded and patient-centred approach to care.

  3. Complementary Therapy: These techniques can complement conventional medical treatments and interventions, offering patients additional options for pain relief, relaxation, and healing.

  4. Anxiety Reduction: Anxiety and stress management are critical aspects of patient care. Acupuncture has a calming and stress-reducing effect, helping patients manage anxiety and emotional distress during medical procedures or hospital stays.

  5. Enhanced Rehabilitation: Nurses can integrate acupuncture and dry needling into rehabilitation programs to help patients regain muscle strength, mobility, and function more effectively after injuries or surgeries.

  6. Improved Patient Outcomes: The use of acupuncture and dry needling can lead to quicker recovery, increased patient comfort, and higher levels of patient satisfaction.

  7. Non-Invasive Approach: Acupuncture and dry needling are non-invasive and drug-free therapies, providing natural and minimally discomforting options for pain management and recovery.

  8. Preventing Recurrence: Acupuncture can help address underlying imbalances in the body that may contribute to certain health issues, potentially reducing the risk of future problems.

The integration of acupuncture into nursing practice offers significant benefits for both patients and nurses. Acupuncture can be a valuable tool in managing pain, anxiety, and stress, which are common concerns in healthcare settings. It complements traditional medical treatments and provides patients with non-pharmacological options for pain relief and relaxation. The holistic approach of acupuncture aligns with the patient-centred care that nurses strive to provide, addressing not only physical symptoms but also emotional and psychological well-being. By incorporating acupuncture, nurses can contribute to improved patient outcomes, enhanced rehabilitation, and a more comprehensive approach to patient care.

Furthermore, the non-invasive and drug-free nature of acupuncture makes it a safe and natural therapy for patients. Nurses can use acupuncture to expedite recovery, reduce pain and inflammation, and promote healing, particularly in post-operative or injury recovery settings. Acupuncture's ability to address underlying imbalances in the body can potentially reduce the risk of future health issues. By obtaining proper training and certification, nurses can ensure the safe and effective use of acupuncture in healthcare, ultimately enhancing patient care and overall well-being.

It is increasingly common for nurses to embrace acupuncture as an integral part of their patient care approach. This growing trend within the nursing profession emphasises the recognition of the need for a more holistic and diverse range of treatment options to enhance patient well-being. By integrating acupuncture, nurses can offer patients targeted pain relief, relaxation, and support for various health conditions, all within a patient-centred care framework.

This evolving practice reflects the demand for a more comprehensive approach to nursing care, addressing not only physical symptoms but also the emotional and psychological aspects of health. Acupuncture complements traditional nursing interventions, contributing to a well-rounded and effective approach to patient care. This integration of acupuncture is becoming increasingly common and aligns with the ever-growing focus on providing patients with a unique and multifaceted healthcare experience, ultimately leading to improved patient outcomes and satisfaction. Nurses are leveraging acupuncture to offer distinct and comprehensive care, addressing the diverse needs of their patients in a more holistic manner.

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