Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course

As part of our focus on professional development for both our team and physiotherapists in Lanarkshire, we are excited to host an Acupuncture & Dry Needling Foundation Course at our clinic in Hamilton.

Delivered by Dr Carl Clarkson, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and founder of acupuncture training specialists, Breeze Academy, the course consists of a blend of online and face-to-face teaching covering a fully evidence-based approach to the implementation of acupuncture, whilst also allowing for plenty of practical hands-on experience.

Course Aim & Objectives

For healthcare professional to be safe, confident and effective in the application of acupuncture for the benefit of acute & persistent pain and wellbeing.

Learning Objectives
  • To implement safe & effective needling techniques, throughout the body
  • To create targeted needling protocols for the benefit of pain & wellbeing
  • To appraise & synthesise the evidence base alongside clinical experience
  • To adopt a pragmatic approach to clinical reasoning for needling interventions, that compliment your existing skills

What Will You Learn & Achieve?

With comprehensive study materials provided both during the online and face-to-face components of the course, you will receive a fully evidence-based approach to the implementation of acupuncture, allowing you to make fully informed decisions on how and when to introduce acupuncture into a client’s care package.

You’ll discover the large body of prominent, pertinent and up-to-date evidence supporting the use of acupuncture, whilst at the same time developing your needling skills so that you can provide dramatic results for your clients, offering them the complete package of pain relief and wellbeing.

More specifically, you will be able to demonstrate the following needling skills and theoretical knowledge:

  • Effective needling techniques upon the four limbs, trunk and spine, head and face
  • Suitable identification of prominent and commonly used acupoints
  • An understanding of contra-indications, precautions and potential side effects of acupuncture and dry needling
  • Safe application of needling at all times
  • Effective management of needling side effects

You will leave the course feeling confident that you can use acupuncture and dry needling as part of your everyday practice safely, confidently and effectively.

What Topics Will You Cover?

With theoretical knowledge and application reviewed from both a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, this foundation course takes you through a large number of applications and techniques, allowing you to confidently apply acupuncture for the treatment of acute or persistent pain absolutely anywhere in the body, as well as for stress and anxiety, for overactive bladder, for hot flushes/flashes, and for general wellbeing.

Who Would Benefit From This Course?

This course is designed for any regulated healthcare professional looking to offer more to their clients, whilst also wanting to advance their own career and professional development. From Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Sports Therapists, to Physicians, Nurses and Occupational Therapists, we have had the pleasure of teaching a large range of professions across the last 10 years, both in the UK and worldwide.

Why Study With Breeze Academy?

Global Reputation & Experience

Curated and delivered by Dr. Carl Clarkson, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, who has taught acupuncture globally for over 10 years, this foundation course has a truly global reputation and has cemented Breeze Academy as one of the leading providers of acupuncture and dry needling training worldwide.

Unique Blend Of Online & Face To Face

Carefully curated online content, both before and after the face-to-face component, allows you to access high quality education whenever and wherever you want, helping to reduce accommodation costs for those of you needing to travel to the face-to-face component, whilst also providing you the option to revisit learnings in a much more meaningful and engaging format.

Fully Evidence-Based Approach

Expert research knowledge is combined with practical, clinically relevant teaching to ensure you receive a fully evidence-based approach to the implementation of acupuncture. This course has clinical reasoning at the heart of delivery, making sure that you’re able to make fully informed decisions on how and when to introduce acupuncture into a client’s care package.

Course Requirements

You will need to be a regulated healthcare professional, or in the final year of training to become a regulated healthcare professional.

For more information on this particular course, or if you’re a patient and wanting to find out more about how acupuncture can help you in the treatment of pain or inflammation, please get in touch with the clinic today.