Course Curriculum

  • 1

    In the beginning........

    • Whats your baseline? Because as you know, it's all about the base......
    • Acupuncture overview
    • Lets get this show on the road!!!!!!
    • Keep engaged. Keep in touch
    • Stay in touch!
  • 2

    Safely does it

    • Safety in Acupuncture
    • Copy of Safety Test
    • Adverse events
    • Test: Reducing the frequency and/or effects of Adverse events
  • 3

    Needling fundamentals

    • Chapter overview
    • '60% of the time, acupuncture works every time'
    • Get the basics right and the rest comes easy!
    • Clinical reasoning
    • Acute pain physiology
    • Acupoint location and needling guidance handout
    • Proposed theoretical mechanisms of short term acupuncture effect Quiz
  • 4

    Shoulder Chapter

    • Shoulder Chapter Intro
    • Important shoulder meridians
    • Posterior shoulder pain
    • Generic shoulder problems
    • Anterior shoulder
    • CASE STUDY: Tiffany Crankmaster
    • Case study QUIZ
  • 5

    Elbow Chapter

    • Chapter overview
    • Elbow meridians
    • Lateral elbow pain
    • Medial elbow pain
    • CASE STUDY: Winston Power
    • Elbow quiz
  • 6

    Wrist Chapter

    • Chapter overview
    • Wrist meridians
    • Post Colles fracture
    • DeQuervains
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • CASE STUDY: Samantha. T. Starehard
    • Wrist quiz
  • 7


    • Auricular
  • 8's a wrap

    • Course summary
    • So, what you gotta say?
    • Take a look at our Headache, neck & facial pain course
    • Stay in touch!
    • Show the world what you do

Further Details

Spanning over thirty lessons across seven chapters, a wealth of clinical and research experience is deftly combined with practical demonstrations, case studies, multi-choice quizzes and handouts to ensure you have everything you could possibly need to advance your needling techniques and clinical reasoning for the treatment of shoulder, elbow and wrist pain.

What Topics Will You Cover?

The course starts by establishing safety in needling, talking through contraindications and precautions, along with adverse events, before moving into the fundamentals of practicing acupuncture, including needling basics, clinical reasoning from both a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, as well as covering pain physiology and how acupuncture can influence immediate pain relief.

Having re-established needling safety and the fundamentals, the course progresses into the use of acupuncture for shoulder ailments, where you will discover the prominent meridians that cover the shoulder, needling techniques for the prominent acupoints, and how acupuncture can be used in the treatment of anterior, posterior and generic shoulder problems.

Following this, the course progresses onto the elbow, covering the prominent meridians of the elbow, needling techniques for the prominent acupoints, and how acupuncture can be used in the treatment of lateral and medial elbow problems.

Finally, the course ends with a module dedicated to the treatment of wrist pain, covering the prominent meridians of the wrist, needling techniques for the prominent acupoints, and how acupuncture can be used in the treatment of De Quervains, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Colles Fracture.

In each module, learning is cemented through the use of multi-choice quizzes, case studies and handouts.

Who Would Benefit From This Course?

This online course is for healthcare professionals who have already taken a foundation course in acupuncture but are now looking to complete CPD hours and advance their needling skills and understanding further.

Why Study With Breeze Academy?

Breeze Academy courses are consistently rated 5 star, with delegates completing each course feeling confident, safe and effective, cementing us as one of the leading providers of acupuncture and dry needling training worldwide.

With the course content curated and delivered by Dr. Carl Clarkson, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an active researcher in the field, clinical reasoning is at the heart of delivery, making sure that you’re able to make fully informed decisions on how and when to introduce acupuncture into the treatment of shoulder, elbow and wrist pain.

Course Requirements

You will need to be a regulated healthcare professional who has completed foundation training in acupuncture. Not done your foundation training? Find out more about our acupuncture foundation courses.