Acupuncture Courses for Occupational Therapists

Breeze Academy offers a range of dry needling and acupuncture courses for Occupational Therapists, enabling you to expand your skillset and service offering. Begin your journey into acupuncture or advance your skills further with our mixture of CPD and foundation level courses.

  • Fully flexible study and payment plans to suit your needs and lifestyle
  • Learn a safe and effective skill as part of your Continued Professional Development
  • Gain a competitive advantage for your practice by adding a popular, additional service

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Acupuncture & Dry Needling Foundation Course

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 3 days

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

Course bookings
26th - 28th Aug 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)


£580.00Holiday Inn, Belfast City Centre

7th - 9th Sep 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£610.00The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre, B5 4EW

23rd - 25th Sep 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)


£610.00Holiday Inn, London Limehouse

12th - 14th Oct 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Manchester, UK

£595.00Jurys Inn, Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester M1 5LE

28th - 30th Oct 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£595.00Jurys Inn, Newcastle Quayside, NE8 3AE

4th - 6th Nov 2022 (8:45 AM - 4:45 PM)

Bedford, UK

£595.00Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel, Saint Mary's Street, Bedford, UK

9th - 11th Nov 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Leeds, UK

£595.00Holiday Inn Express, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LE

18th - 20th Nov 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Glasgow, UK

£595.00Holiday Inn Theatreland, Glasgow

23rd - 25th Nov 2022 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

London, UK

£610.00Holiday Inn Express Limehouse, London, E1W 3HN

9th - 11th Dec 2022 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Doncaster, UK

£580.00Chapman Physiotherapy, 154 Thorne Rd, Wheatley Hills, Doncaster DN2 5AE

16th - 18th Dec 2022 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)


£610.00Birmingham Conference and Event Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4EW

17th - 19th Dec 2022 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

St. George’s University

£480.00St. George’s University ( Students Only)

13th - 15th Jan 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:45 PM)

West London

£610.00Holiday Inn London - West, Portal Way, London, UK

23rd - 25th Jan 2023 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)


£595.00 Jurys Inn, Sheffield

3rd - 5th Feb 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bolton University

£480.00Bolton University

10th - 12th Feb 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:45 PM)

Liverpool, UK

£595.00Holiday Inn Express Liverpool - Royal Albert Dock, an IHG Hotel, Albert Dock, Liverpool, UK

24th - 26th Mar 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:45 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£595.00Jurys Inn Newcastle Quayside, South Shore Road, Gateshead, UK

12th - 14th Apr 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Hull, UK

£480.00Hull University (Hull Students only)

21st - 23rd Apr 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:45 PM)

Edinburgh, UK

£595.00Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket, Morrison Link, Edinburgh, UK

9th - 11th Jun 2023 (8:45 AM - 4:45 PM)

West London, UK

£610.00Holiday Inn London - West, Portal Way, London, UK

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Acupuncture in Sport / Lower Limb Acupuncture course

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 15 hours

Online course covering the application of acupuncture in the treatment of hip, knee, ankle & foot problems.

Advanced Dry Needling Update

Skill level: AdvancedCPD hours: 15 hours

Move your dry needling skills forward with our advanced dry needling masterclass.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture for Headaches, Neck and Facial Pain

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 8 hours

Online course covering the application of acupuncture in the treatment of headaches, neck and facial pain.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture for Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

Online course covering the application of acupuncture in the treatment of shoulder, elbow and wrist pain.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture General Update

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

This fully online course covers safety, clinical reasoning, combined with easy to apply recipes for conditions at the neck, shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture in Women's Health

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

Specialist course for those looking to gain confidence in acupuncture and needling for Women’s Health issues.

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

Occupational Therapists can use acupuncture and dry needling alongside their day to day practice, to complement their usual interventions.

Acupuncture has benefits to pain, function and wellbeing, and can therefore be indicated across a broad range of populations. Clients who struggle to tolerate movement because of pain, can receive acupuncture before, during, or after an intervention, which not only helps the individual complete rehab more effectively, but it can also improve engagement with therapy. Furthermore, the well-being effects of acupuncture can help to reduce stress and anxiety, allowing for a whole-person approach to occupational therapy.

Dry needling is primarily used to help with pain and function of the musculoskeletal system, and is often used in conjunction with acupuncture to aid other therapies.

OT’s are able to train with Breeze Academy, who have over 12 years experience teaching acupuncture to HCPC registered healthcare professionals. Our delegates, on completion of the course, are able to use their acupuncture and dry needling skills in both the NHS and private sector safely, confidently and effectively.

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