Acupuncture and the Fascia: Treating the Superficial Muscle Channels
This one-day course is ideal for you, as an acupuncturist, interested in acquiring knowledge about acute or chronic musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries.
The aims are to explore the fascinating link between the fascia, and muscle and sinew channels of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and its connection to Western musculoskeletal diagnosis. You will develop treatment plans with clinical reasoning based on this link.
The course entails practical needling sessions based on case studies, and includes a review of the latest research findings on the anatomy and functions of the body’s fascia.
This represents an excellent opportunity to enhance your clinical skills and achieve better clinical outcomes with your clients.
It's valid for
Its a level
post graduation course
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The course includes a presentation of research findings on fascia and interpretation of what might constitute a meridian in the human body; it provides an exploration of the muscle channel system as well as a rationale for the use of superficial muscle channels to treat (acute) Musculo-Skeletal conditions; and, a hands on practical needling session based on a variety of case studies on Musculo-skeletal conditions.
By the end of the day you will have;
- Developed an understanding of the characteristics and western concept of the fascia.
- Developed further an understanding of the superficial muscle channels exploring their pathways, binding sites, and their clinical applications.
- Developed an understanding of how to create and apply a clinically reasoned treatment plan for the treatment of superficial muscular conditions.
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).
A working knowledge of acupuncture (any particular style) is required.
Yes, you will be formatively assessed throughout the course, your tutor will provide you with observed, assessed, constructive correction, feedback and instruction.
The course runs over 1-day face to face clinical training day.
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.
Marjolijn qualified as a physiotherapist in Amsterdam, Holland, and then moved to Spain to work as a private physiotherapist in Barcelona, and was the team physiotherapist for the national Spanish ladies hockey team.
After moving to England in the 1990s and after raising a family, she enrolled at the University of Westminster in London and undertook a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her desire was to combine the two disciplines and make them work together to enhance effective treatment outcomes…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.
- As participants you will be working in pairs throughout the day.
- 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 particular style.
- Due to the practical hands on nature of the course the minimum number of participants is 6.
- This course may not suitable for women who are pregnant or are trying to get pregnant.