Helping treat Addictions with Acupuncture

Tuesday July 31st – 9.00 am to 17.00 pm – 7 Hours CPD

Course Information

Learn how you can integrate acupuncture into a multidisciplinary treatment model, to assist a client who may present with problems using / abusing alcohol, sugar, nicotine, heroin, cocaine or cannabis etc.

This course has been uniquely put together to help you develop and improve your practical clinical skills in accurately assessing and treating the complex issue of addictions.

It has been designed to help enable you improve the clinical outcomes for your clients, develop further clinical acupuncture skills, explore the practitioner development issues related to addictions, understand importantly when to refer patients on, and to develop your Qi.

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Participating fully in the course will enable you to;

  • Deepen and enhance your understanding of the effects of these drugs on the body.
  • Learn the basic patterns of disharmony of addictions in relation to TCM and Western medical models.
  • Identify a number of clinically useful points, a variety of dietary therapy approaches.
  • Learn 6 simple QiGong exercises to use with yourself and with your clients.

You will learn;

  • How to effectively integrate disciplines of TCM into an integrated effective treatment plan.
  • Develop treatment strategies to help patients.
  • Learn the strengths and weaknesses of interventions.
  • Importantly when to refer your patients on to others for appropriate help when red flags appear.
  • You will discuss how and when to effectively use acupuncture and its adjunctive techniques in treating your clients,
  • How to formulate principles of treatment, treatment plans and points prescriptions based on the TCM patterns of disharmony.
Shepherds House
Collingwood Street
Guys Hospital Campus
London Bridge
London
SE1 1UL

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Tutor Paul Blacker

Paul Blacker

Paul practices Acupuncture, Tuina, remedial therapeutic massage, Qi gong and dietary therapy in Longfield, Kent. He has a practice in Kent, is a first aid instructor and set up and runs the New Ash Green Rugby Club treatment centre, a unique multi-disciplinary, multi-bed unit, treating male and female senior and junior sports players. He graduated in massage in 1993 and in acupuncture in 1997, achieved his PGCE in 2002, and his Masters in education in 2012… read more