Medical Acupuncture Level 1UK, Manchester & Clitheroe
Would you like to learn Medical Acupuncture?

This course is open to Doctors, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Sports Therapists and advanced level manual therapists who wish to add Medical Acupuncture to their existing skillset.

Becoming certified on this course will allow you to become a member of The Acupuncture Society and gain insurance to practice with Holistic Insurance Services.
On this course you will learn;
  • The differences between Chinese and Western Acupuncture.


  • How to screen for contraindications.


  • How to competently locate specific muscles and find trigger points within each one.


  • Safe & Hygienic Needle Insertion and removal.


  • How to successfully deactivate trigger points using the 4 core Needling Methods.


  • How to guide a client safely, confidently, and comfortably through their first acupuncture session.


  • How to deal with adverse side effects of treatment.


  • Safe Dry Needling Technique for 27 Areas of the body.


  • How to integrate Medical Acupuncture with your current practice.

How does this course work?

Medical Acupuncture Level 1 is taught both online and in-person. The theory modules are delivered in easy to manage lessons that you can study at your own pace before the live training. Each section is followed by a short multiple choice quiz or an assignment so that you can monitor your own progress and consolidate your learning.

The live part of the course is taught over two days and will cover demonstrations and an opportunity to practice all 27 myofascial treatment zones. You will then have access to video recordings of every technique taught for a period of three months following the training, to help back up your learning experience. You will also be invited to bi-monthly live Q&A sessions with Alexander and your fellow students.

To gain certification you will need to demstrate your knowledge with a case-study assignment. Following this you will have the opportunity to join The Acupuncture Society and be guaranteed professional insurance to practice with Holistic Insurance Services.