Course Curriculum

  • 1

    And now, you begin

    • Whats your baseline? Because as you know, it's all about the base......
    • Come and quench your knowledge thirst!!
    • Course Aims and Objectives
    • Stay in touch!
  • 2

    Establishing safety in needling

    • Safety in Acupuncture
    • Safety quiz
    • Adverse events
    • Adverse events quiz
  • 3

    Let's get some fundamentals covered

    • Get the basics right and the rest comes easy!
    • Know your meridians
    • Clinical reasoning
    • Acute pain physiology
    • '60% of the time, acupuncture works every time'
    • distal points for head and neck course
    • The Acupuncture Clinical Companion
  • 4

    Facial Symptoms

    • Facial symptoms intro
    • Facial meridians
    • Important facial acupoints
    • Facial acupoint needling techniques
    • Auricular needling
    • TMD treatment
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Facial Palsy
    • Declan Willbreaker
    • Facial pain quiz
  • 5

    Neck Symptoms

    • 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
    • Neck case study: Gablatron Farfax
    • Case study Quiz: Gablatron Farfax
    • The Acupuncture Clinical Companion
  • 6


    • Introduction to the Headaches chapter
    • Meridians for headaches
    • Important headache acupoints
    • Headache needling techniques 1
    • Headaches needling techniques 2
    • Frontal headaches
    • Lateral headaches recipe
    • Solomenia Majors
    • Headache quiz
  • 7

    Ready to crack on?

    • Head, neck and face course summary
    • The Acupuncture Clinical Companion
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Further Details

Spanning over forty 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 headaches, neck and facial 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 facial symptoms, where you will discover the prominent meridians that cover the face, needling techniques for the prominent acupoints, and how acupuncture can be used in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia, Facial Palsy and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).

Following this, the course progresses onto neck symptoms, covering the prominent meridians of the neck, needling techniques for the prominent acupoints, and how acupuncture can be used in the treatment of central and lateral neck pain.

Finally, the course ends with a module dedicated to the treatment of headaches, covering the prominent meridians of the head, needling techniques for the prominent acupoints, and how acupuncture can be used in the treatment of lateral and frontal headaches.

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 headaches, neck and facial pain.

Course Requirements

You will need to be a regulated healthcare professional who has completed foundation training in acupuncture.