Helping treat addictions with acupuncture

Helping treat addictions with acupuncture

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Our informative course offers a new approach to treatment through acupuncture. We will discuss how to incorporate acupuncture into a multifaceted treatment plan to help patients struggling with addiction, whether it be alcohol, sugar, nicotine, heroin, cocaine, cannabis, and more.

By attending this course, you will hone your clinical skills in addressing addiction, learn how to assess the situation accurately, and expand your knowledge on administering effective acupuncture treatments.

Our program will cover practitioner development matters concerning addictions, and we will offer insight on when to recommend patients for further treatment outside of acupuncture. Join us in advancing your clinical skills and expanding your Qi.

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Shepherds House

April 25th 2023 (Thursday)

Guy’s Campus, Shepherds House, Collingwood Street, London, SE1 1UL

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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.
Helping treat addictions with acupuncture

The course has been uniquely devised for practising and final year therapists of all disciplines who hold professional insurances that will cover them for the use of acupuncture within their scope of practice, and who have an interest in developing and enhancing their clinical skills.

  • Acupuncturists (BAcC, BMAS, ATCMA etc.).
  • Osteopaths (Dry needling).
  • Chiropractors (Dry needling).
  • Physiotherapists (AACP).
  • Etc.

A working knowledge of acupuncture (any particular style) is required.

Yes, on this interactive practical course you will be formatively assessed throughout the day by the tutor, with them providing you with constructive feedback and instruction.

This qualification is usually obtained by attending our 1-day classroom-based course.

You will receive a CPD certificate recognised by your professional asscoaition valid for 7 hours CPD.

We send you a hard copy by post, and an e-certificate electronically for your files.

Helping treat addictions with acupuncture

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

Before you attend

  • Refreshments and lunch sadly are not provided.
  • You will need to bring a pen or pencil, we will be providing everything else; full colour course notes, all of the training equipment etc.
  • All participants must be prepared to give and receive treatments during the training, and a must be over 18 years old.
  • If you are fasting for religious or other reasons you must inform the tutor before the course commences.
  • As a participant you must have a sound working knowledge of Acupuncture (any style)
  • Due to the practical hands on nature of the course the minimum number of participants is 6.
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