BECOME THE GO TO CLINICIAN, OFFER MORE TO YOUR CLIENTS:
Clinicians who use acupuncture and dry needling offer a wide range of services to their clients, ensuring that their practice is considered the go-to clinic for healthcare. Furthermore, acupuncture and dry needling are popular treatment choices for the general public, and continue to be an important factor in deciding which healthcare provider to access. Clinicians who use acupuncture, do so as an alternative to invasive interventions and medication, allowing for exercise and manual therapy to take place where pain may impede its application.
Contemporary healthcare provision, spanning elite sport, persistent pain, Women’s and Men’s Health, oncology / palliative care, and mental health, integrates acupuncture and dry needling as an important co-contributor to symptom management and relief in a spectrum of conditions. Primarily used for both acute and persistent pain, needling for stress and anxiety, overactive bladder, hot flushes/flashes, nausea and addiction are also common practice. On completion of an Acuphys training course, clinicians will feel confident that they can provide these services safely, confidently and effectively.
Why train with Acuphys?
Our global reputation as specialists in post graduate education has cemented Acuphys as one of the leading providers of acupuncture and dry needling training. Those who complete training with us can use acupuncture and dry needling as part of their everyday practice safely, confidently and effectively.
Our courses entwine our expert research knowledge with practical, clinically relevant teaching to ensure that course delegates receive a fully evidence-based approach to the implementation of acupuncture. Acuphys training courses have clinical reasoning at the heart of delivery, allowing Clinicians to make fully informed decisions on how and when to introduce acupuncture into a client’s care package.
Dr. Carl Clarkson, head academic and founder of Acuphys, has over 10 years’ experience of teaching acupuncture and dry needling, and has been consistently rated by his students as one the best lecturers in post graduate education. Combining his roles as an active researcher, consultant and full time University programme lead, Dr. Clarkson brings a wealth of practical and research knowledge to his courses, delivered in an enthusiastic and entertaining manner.
Course Aims and Objectives
On Successful completion of an Acuphys foundation acupuncture course, the student is expected to demonstrate:
Safe application of acupuncture at all times, on various parts of the body
An understanding of contraindications, precautions and potential side effects of acupuncture
Effective management of acupuncture side effects
A clinical reasoning basis to the treatment of patients with acupuncture
Knowledge of prominent, pertinent and up to date evidence supporting the use of acupuncture
Integration of acupuncture into their usual practice
A level of theoretical knowledge, from a Western and TCM perspective, on how acupuncture works
Suitable identification of prominent and commonly used acupoints
Effective needling techniques from a western and TCM perspective
Acupuncture Research and critique of evidence base
Segmental, Trigger Point and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) styles of acupuncture
Neuro Physiology of Acupuncture
Pain mechanisms associated with acupuncture
Effective acupoint location within Western and TCM paradigms
Needling of: All limbs, trunk, face, ears