Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Beyond acupuncture?

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  • 2

    Getting to grips with the basics

    • A hugely detailed history of acupuncture, in less than 1000 words
    • Stay in touch!
    • Before you get cracking
  • 3

    Important info prior to needling

    • Safety in Acupuncture
    • Safety Test
    • Adverse events
    • Reducing the frequency and/or effects of Adverse events
    • Needles and Needling: The Basics
    • Meridians will be your guide
  • 4

    Meridians

    • Meridians - an introduction
    • Upper limb meridians
    • Head, trunk and lower limb Meridians
    • Lung and Large Intestine
    • Stomach and Spleen
    • Heart and Small Intestine
    • Bladder and Kidney
    • Pericardium and Triple Energiser
    • Gallbladder and Liver
  • 5

    Supporting theories for acupuncture practice

    • Clinical reasoning
    • Acute pain physiology
    • '60% of the time, acupuncture works every time'
    • Proposed theoretical mechanisms Quiz
  • 6

    Acupoint Needling videos

    • Chapter Overview
    • First point to needle - Large Intestine 11
    • Large Intestine 4, 5, 14, 15
    • Lung 5, 7
    • Triple Energiser 14, 5 + Pericardium 6
    • Heart 3, 7
    • Small Intestine 9-11, 3
    • Stomach 34, 35, 36, 38, 44; Xiyan
    • Spleen 6, 9, 10
    • Liver 3, 8
    • Kidney 1, 3, 7, 10
    • Bladder 10, 11, 23, 24, 26
    • Bladder 36, 40, 57, 60, 62
    • Gall Bladder 20, 21
    • Gall Bladder 30, 31, 34, 39, 40
    • HuatoaJiaji + Governor 3, 4, 14
    • Spleen 5, Kidney 6
  • 7

    Dry Needling

    • Trigger point theory 1: The clinical picture?
    • Foundation application of dry needling
    • Trigger points: Infraspinatus, Upper Traps, Latissimus Dorsi, Teres Major and Minor
    • Triggerpoint needling of Rhomboids and Levator Scapulae
    • Triggerpoint needling Quadratus Lumborum, Gluteus Medius, Minimus, Piriformis
    • Neck Trigger points
    • Upper limb Trigger points
    • Hip + Pelvis Trigger Points 1
    • Hip + Pelvis Trigger Points 2
    • Lower Limb Trigger points
    • Trigger point
  • 8

    Some Handy Handouts

    • Auricular and TrP handouts
  • 9

    Autonomic Nervous system

    • The autonomic nervous system (ANS)
    • Autonomic nervous system theory 1
    • Autonomic nervous system theory 2
    • Do you know your Vagus nerve from your Vegas nerves?
  • 10

    TCM Principles + Diagnosis

    • TCM principles and diagnosis
    • TCM handout
    • TCM approach 1
    • TCM approach 2
    • TCM online 5 elements
    • Five elements: Associated organs
    • Five elements: characteristics
    • Five elements: Symptoms of pathogenic invasion
    • Tongue diagnosis
  • 11

    Self test Case studies

    • Case study 1: Rasheer Wonderwood
    • Case study quiz 1: Rasheer Wonderwood
    • Case study 2: Wangalo "Hairy McClairy from Donaldsons Dairy" PeachyPoo
    • Case study quiz 2: Wangalo "Hairy McClairy from Donaldsons Dairy" PeachyPoo
    • Case study 3: Gablatron Farfax
    • Case study 3 Quiz: Gablatron Farfax
    • Case study 4: Tiffany Crankmaster
    • Case Study 5: Quo-mo of Go-toe
    • Case Study 6: Samantha. T. Starehard
  • 12

    Auricular

    • Auricular: NADA Practical
    • Auricular application on real ear
  • 13

    Electro-acupuncture

    • Electro acupuncture
  • 14

    Pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain

    • PPGP overview
    • Pregnancy related Low Back /Pelvic Girdle pain
    • Korean Hand Acupuncture
    • PPGP quiz
  • 15

    Hot flushes

    • Hot flushes intro
    • Body acupuncture for Hot flushes
  • 16

    Overactive Bladder

    • OAB overview
    • OAB: Ki3, Sp6 & 9, CV 4
    • OAB quiz
  • 17

    Dysparuenia

    • Intro
    • Dyspareunia needling technqiues
    • Dyspareunia quiz
  • 18

    Nausea + vomiting

    • Nausea and vomiting intro
    • Body acupuncture for Nausea and vomiting
    • Nausea and vomiting quiz
  • 19

    Shoulder Pain

    • Shoulder Chapter Intro
    • Important shoulder meridians
    • Posterior shoulder pain
    • Generic shoulder problems
    • Anterior shoulder
    • CASE STUDY: Tiffany Crankmaster
    • Case study QUIZ
  • 20

    Elbow Issues

    • Chapter overview
    • Elbow meridians
    • Lateral elbow pain
    • Medial elbow pain
    • CASE STUDY: Winston Power
    • Elbow quiz
  • 21

    Wrist

    • Chapter overview
    • Wrist meridians
    • Post Colles fracture
    • DeQuervains
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • CASE STUDY: Samantha. T. Starehard
    • Wrist quiz
  • 22

    Hip

    • Hip Meridians
    • Lateral Hip Pain
    • Hamstring pain
    • Anterior Hip Pain
  • 23

    Knee

    • Knee Chapter intro
    • Meridians of the knee
    • Medial and Central Knee Pain
  • 24

    Ankle & foot

    • Ankle & foot introduction
    • Ankle & foot meridians
    • Lateral ankle issues
    • Metatarsalgia
    • MEDIAL ANKLE PAIN
    • Achilles Tendinopathy
    • Plantarfasciopathy
  • 25

    Distal points for head & neck

    • Distal points for head and neck course
  • 26

    Headaches

    • Introduction to the Headaches chapter
    • Meridians for headaches
    • Important headache acupoints
    • Headache needling techniques 1
    • Headaches needling techniques 2
    • Frontal headaches
    • Lateral headaches recipe
    • CASE STUDY: Solomenia Majors
    • Headache quiz
  • 27

    Facial Symptoms

    • Facial symptoms intro
    • Facial meridians
    • Important facial acupoints
    • Facial acupoint needling techniques
    • TMD treatment
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Facial Palsy
    • Declan Willbreaker
    • Facial pain quiz
  • 28

    Neck pain

    • Neck pain Chapter intro
    • Meridians for neck pain
    • Important acupoints for neck pain
    • Needling techniques for major neck points
    • Lateral neck pain recipe
    • Central Neck pain
    • CASE STUDY: Gablatron Farfax
    • Case study Quiz: Gablatron Farfax
  • 29

    The Clinical Companion overview

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