Acupuncture & Dry Needling Courses for Osteopaths

Breeze Academy’s medical acupuncture and dry needling courses are designed to give osteopaths 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
19th - 21st Apr 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Southampton, UK

£610.00Southampton, SO15 1, UK

19th - 21st Apr 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Liverpool, L3 4, UK

£610.00Liverpool, UK

26th - 28th Apr 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

London, UK (FULLY BOOKED - please email to be added to waiting list)

£635.00London, E1W 3, UK

29th Apr - 1st May 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

University of West England (Students only)

£610.00UWE, UK

10th - 12th May 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Plymouth, UK

£610.00Plymouth, UK

10th - 12th May 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Nottingham, UK

£610.00Nottingham, UK

10th - 12th May 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Sheffield, UK

£610.00Sheffield, UK

17th - 19th May 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Edinburgh, UK

£610.00Edinburgh, UK

24th - 26th May 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Middlesbrough, UK

£610.00Middlesbrough, TS1 2, UK

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 - 4:30 PM)

Lincoln, UK

£610.00Lincoln, LN6 9, UK

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 - 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 - 4:30 PM)

Leeds Beckett University (Students Only)

£610.00Leeds Beckett University (Students Only)

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

Belfast, UK

£610.00Belfast, BT12 5, UK

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

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

Leicester University (Students only)

£610.00Leicester University (Students only)

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

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)

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

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

Southampton, UK

£610.00Southampton, SO15 1, 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)

Derby, UK

£610.00Derby, DE1 3, 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)

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

£610.00Edinburgh, 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

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)

Newcastle, UK

£619.00Newcastle, NE29 6, 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)

Swansea, UK

£610.00Swansea, 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

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)

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

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

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

Osteopaths 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 osteopaths 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, osteopaths 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.

Studying acupuncture and dry needling presents several opportunities for osteopaths, enhancing their practice and patient care in various ways:

  1. Pain Management: Acupuncture and dry needling is an effective method for managing pain, which is a common concern in osteopathy. Osteopaths can use acupuncture to provide additional pain relief options for patients dealing with musculoskeletal discomfort or chronic pain.

  2. Complementary Therapy: Acupuncture and dry needling can complement traditional osteopathic treatments and interventions, offering patients an alternative approach to pain relief, relaxation, and healing.

  3. Holistic Approach: Acupuncture aligns with the holistic philosophy of osteopathy, focusing on the interconnectedness of the body and promoting natural healing. By incorporating acupuncture, osteopaths can offer a more comprehensive and patient-centred approach to care.

  4. Diversified Services: Offering acupuncture and dry needling allows osteopaths to diversify their services, making their practice more appealing to a broader range of patients seeking alternative or complementary therapies.

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

  6. Preventing Recurrence: Acupuncture and dry needling can help address underlying imbalances in the body that may contribute to certain musculoskeletal conditions, potentially reducing the risk of future issues.

It is becoming more common for osteopaths to incorporate both acupuncture and dry needling into their practice. The integration of these complementary therapies is on the rise within the field of osteopathy. Osteopaths are increasingly recognising the value of offering patients a comprehensive range of treatment options, including acupuncture and dry needling, especially for musculoskeletal conditions, pain management, and rehabilitation.

This growing trend reflects the demand for holistic and integrative approaches to musculoskeletal care. Acupuncture and dry needling provide targeted pain relief, relaxation, and improved muscle function, making them valuable additions to traditional osteopathic techniques. The combined use of these therapies is contributing to a more patient-centred and well-rounded approach to musculoskeletal healthcare, ultimately leading to improved patient outcomes. Osteopaths are increasingly incorporating acupuncture and dry needling into their practice to offer a more comprehensive and effective approach to patient care.

Osteopathy and acupuncture can complement each other effectively, offering a holistic and comprehensive approach to patient care. Both disciplines share a focus on the interconnectedness of the body and natural healing, making them well-suited to work together. Osteopaths address musculoskeletal imbalances and structural issues, while acupuncture stimulates the body's inherent pain relief mechanisms. This combined approach allows for targeted pain management and enhanced patient comfort, addressing not only physical symptoms but also emotional and psychological well-being. By integrating osteopathy and acupuncture, patients can benefit from a well-rounded and patient-centred approach to musculoskeletal healthcare, potentially leading to improved outcomes and overall well-being.

The collaboration between osteopathy and acupuncture can provide patients with more personalised and effective treatment plans. Acupuncture can complement traditional osteopathic treatments, offering an additional avenue for pain relief, relaxation, and healing. This integrated approach can be particularly beneficial in rehabilitation programs, helping patients regain muscle strength, mobility, and function after injuries or surgeries. Additionally, the non-invasive and drug-free nature of both therapies provides natural and minimally discomforting options for pain management and recovery. By working together, osteopathy and acupuncture can create a synergistic treatment environment that addresses a wide range of musculoskeletal issues, ultimately leading to improved patient outcomes and overall well-being.

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