Spinal Acupuncture

Auricular Acupuncture for Pain & Musculoskeletal Conditions 4 module CPD Certificate Course in London

 

The cost of the course is £360.00

 

COURSE DATES
Sat/Sun 20 & 21 May 2017 and 3 & 4 June 2017

 

COURSE OUTLINE


The course comprises of 70 study (CPD) hours - 4 seven-hour contact sessions and further 42 hours home study. It runs on 4 Sundays over 1-2 months period

It is designed as a postgraduate Certificate course for acupuncture, massage and other physical therapists who want to broaden their knowledge and further their skills. The course is level-2 course and is open for level-1 Auricular therapists with sufficient (ITEC level 3 or equivalent) Anatomy & Physiology knowledge and interest in MSK medicine.

The emphasis of the course falls on the practical application of auricular acupuncture for MSK pain conditions – how to locate the ear points and how to needle them. This is a level-2 auricular acupuncture course. It includes a short theoretical lecture during the first session, which covers basic anatomy of the ear, general concepts of TCM and auricular therapy, health and safety issues and contraindications for auricular acupuncture.

The remainder of the course concentrates on practical work – accurately selecting, locating and needling the auricular points used for MSK pain conditions.  Developing good acupuncture technique will enable students to practice in this specialised area of auricular therapy with confidence.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES


To teach the practical application of auricular acupuncture treatment for MSK pain conditions

The course centres on a specialised auricular acupuncture treatments that are used to control symptoms of pain and dysfunction in variety of MSK conditions

Auricular acupuncture is a powerful therapeutic technique, which can be used as a stand-alone treatment or as a part of the patient’s recovery program

 

ASSESSMENT


Assessment is by continuous assessment, online multiple questions test and case studies. Successful graduates will be awarded a Certificate in Auricular Acupuncture for Musculo-skelital Pain and will be entitled to use the initials Cert Au MSK after their names.

Successful students will be eligible for membership of the Acupuncture Society as Auricular Members and will be entitled to use the initials MAcS Au MSK after their names. The annual membership to the Acupuncture Society is £100.

 

COST


The cost of the course is £360 (provided there are more than 4 people). There is a further £30 certification and examination fee.

It includes:
- Four 7-hour  lectures
- A copy (electronic) of the theoretical lecture
- Ear charts & plastic ear model
- Box of 100 disposable needles

 

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

 

1ST SESSION

  1. Introduction: 

    2. Theoretical lecture: History of Auricular therapy; Anatomy & Topography of Ear; Contraindications, health and safety                  

    3. Starting needle practice and point location 4. Locating ear points using a point locator

    5. Stress management formula – point location and needling demonstration

    6. Practical work in pairs – point location and needling

    7. Discussion - questions & comments

Homework:  puncturing practice. Point location - Stress formula

2nd SESSION

  1. 1. Needle practice

    2. Point stimulation techniques

    3. Upper extremities: Shoulder; Arm; Elbow; Wrist; Hand; Fingers points - point   location

    4. Upper extremities – point formulation and needling demonstration

    5. Practical work in pairs – point location and needling

    6. Discussion - questions & comments

Homework:  puncturing practice. Point location – Upper extremities

3rd SESSION

1.         Needle practice

2.         Auricular diagnosis, therapeutic principles and point selection (formulation)

3.         Lower extremities: Hips; Thigh; Knee; Lower leg; Ankle; Foot and Toes -     point location

4.         Lower extremities – point formulation and needling demonstration

5.         Practical work in pairs – point location and needling

6.         Discussion - questions & comments

Homework:  puncturing practice. Point location – Lower extremities

 

4th SESSION

1.         Needle practice

2.         Clinical research and case studies

3.         Lower back; Upper back; Neck; Head/face - point location

4.         Lower back; Upper back; Neck; Head/face – point formulation and needling demonstration

5.         Practical work in pairs – point location and needling

6.         Discussion - questions & comments

Homework:  puncturing practice. Point location – Lower extremities

 

To complete the course students will be required to carry out and submit case studies of 10 treatments (minimum of 4 different patients). Upon submitting the case studies and passing the on-line multi-choice theoretical examination, students will be awarded a Certificate in Auricular Acupuncture for Musculo-skelital Pain and will be entitled to use the initials Cert Au MSK after their names.

 

Course Tutor

Dragomir Lubomirov MSc, DipTCMAc, FAcS, MPCHM
Vice Principal of the College of Chinese Medicine
Chair of the CCM Academic board
Email: dragomirl@btinternet.com
Tel. +44 7976 253682

Dragomir is a fully trained and insured practitioner of Traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and acupressure massage, which he has practiced successfully since 1997. He has a Masters Degree in Clinical Neuroscience. He is a Fellow of the Acupuncture Society, one of the main professional organisations representing TCM and acupuncture practitioners in the UK. The Acupuncture Society is an active member of the Acupuncture Stakeholder Working Group set by the DoH to map the future of the acupuncture profession in the UK.

Dragomir is the Vice-Principal of CCM London since 2003 and a senior lecturer at the College. Based on his sports, martial arts, massage and acupuncture experience, he developed and has been teaching the Advanced Acupressure Massage Course at the College since 2000 both in the UK and abroad. At the College he also teaches the Auricular Acupuncture for drug and alcohol rehabilitation and stress management, Acupuncture Meridian stretch, TCM Orthopaedic diagnosis and Orthopaedic and TCM Musculo-skeletal medicine Acupuncture courses.

His professional interests are:
- neural and anatomical correlates of the acupuncture meridian system
- multi-layered interconnectivity of the neuro-axis and especially the spinal inter-segmental connectivity
- stimulation-based approaches to body regulation and healing
- traditional and modern technological methods of stimulation of acupuncture points
- exercise as treatment for musculo-skeletal, mental/emotional and general health problems as well as health enhancement, learning and personal development

For more information about this course please contact Dragomir Lubomirov:
Tel. 07976253682 or email: dragomirl@btinternet.com


Members of the Acupuncture Society, and are entitled to use the initials MAcS Au MSP after their names.

To complete the course students are required to carry out and submit 10 case studies

Successful graduates will be awarded a Certificate in Auricular Acupuncture for Musculo Skelital Pain and with be entitled to use the initials Cert Au MSP after thier names and will be accepted as a members of the Acupuncture Society. (annual membership £100 and student and proffessional indemnity cover cover can also be arranged)

Course AdmissionAdmission RequirementsReturn to Top ↑

The course is designed as an intensive course for physical and sports therapists, body and auricular acupuncturists. The applicants would require a previous Anatomy & Physiology study – ITEC level 3 or equivalent.

 

PLEASE READ OUR TREATMENT SAFETY CHECK LIST BELOW BEFORE ATTENDING CCM COURSES:

The list below is a student safety guide used prior undertaking a CCM course. We aim to protect the health and safety of students in training and also those they practise on during and after the course.

If you suffer from any of the conditions listed below or other conditions which have not been included that you feel are relevant, please inform us prior to class treatments so that we can assess you suitability for such treatment.

Where there is any doubt please consult your GP.

- A recent operation
- An untreated medical condition
- Severe Bone or joint disorders (Rheumatoid/Osteo arthritis, osteoporosis)
- Cardiovascular disorders (high blood pressure, heart / circulatory desease, thrombosis)
- Diabetes
- Endocrine disorders
- Epilepsy
- Drug addiction or recent use of cocktails of recreational and prescribed drugs and or exessive alcohol consumption
- Medication
- Pregnancy (or post natal)
- Severe skin disorders
- Severe mental illness
- Spinal injuries
- Prone to fainting
- If you suffer from infectious deseases like hepatitis b or HIV

You must also have eaten about 2 hours prior to treatment (please inform tutor if you haven't

- If there anything else we should know about your health, please let the tutor know.
- The same proceeding is required prior to treating your clients or during assignments

Course FeeFeeReturn to Top ↑

The cost of the course is £360

After successfully completing your course there is a £20 certification charge

http://www.ccmlondon.com/cpd_certification.php

Membership to the Acupuncture Society is available to course attendees
(upon paying the annual membership fee of £100)

http://www.acupuncturesociety.org.uk/application-form.php

(Please note that course fees are non-refundable)

Fees are directly payable by chq's made out to your course tutor account

CCM cannot accept payment on behalf of each individual tutor


Application FormApplication FormReturn to Top ↑

Please submit this form and the course tutor will respond to your email to inform you of whether you have been accepted. If you have any queries about this course

Please contact Dragomir
Email: dragomirl@btinternet.com
Tel. +44 7976 253682




Acupuncture SocietyAcupuncture Society membershipReturn to Top ↑

Successful graduates from this course can apply for membership of the Acupuncture Society are entitled to use the abbreviations MAcS Au MSP after their names the society can also arrange professional indemnity insurance at a very competitive members preferential rate

all members must be insured and log 15 hours of CPD per year (8 hours courses/seminars/workshops and 7 hours home study/research)

Acupuncture Society Application Form

if they join the Society and adhere to its code of ethics rules and regulations and supply copies of their insurance.

Acupuncture Society members are exempted from Local Authority Licensing in many areas including Greater London please check with your local authority.

The annual membership to the Acupuncture Society is £100

The College of Chinese Medicine

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If you do not receive a reply within the next few days please call the course tutor.