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BMAS Acupuncture Courses

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THE BRITISH MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE SOCIETY runs foundation, intermediate and supplementary courses for regulated healthcare professionals.

FOUNDATION COURSES last four or five days, either spread over two weekends or over a working week. Whilst the historical aspects and traditional philosophy of acupuncture are discussed, the Foundation Course concentrates on a neurophysiological and evidence-based approach to the use of acupuncture as a technique following orthodox clinical diagnosis. Safe and effective needling are key features of this practical course, and the healthcare professionals attending should leave with the skills required to apply simple acupuncture techniques within their practice.

INTERMEDIATE SKILLS TRAINING DAYS follow a rolling programme of four days, grouped together in pairs. Each year a selection of the four days is covered at different locations in the UK. The four days cover the core skills training for the Diploma of Medical Acupuncture. Other self-directed study is required to cover the knowledge and research base for this award.

BMAS foundation courses

  • ▶. Glasgow: 11–12 September and 9–10 October 2010

  • ▶. Central London (four weekdays): 13–16 September 2010

  • ▶. Birmingham: 16–17 October and 13–14 November 2010

  • ▶. Slough: 6–7 November and 4–5 December 2010

  • ▶. Bristol: 12-13 February and 12-13 March 2011

  • ▶. Central London (four weekdays): 18-21 April 2011

  • ▶. Manchester: 14-15 May and 11-12 June 2010

BMAS post-foundation days

  • ▶. Slough, Wexham Park Hospital: 19 November 2010

  • ▶. Manchester, Wythenshawe Hospital: 10 June 2011

BMAS intermediate skills training

  • ▶. Head & Neck/Knee/Ankle; Slough, Wexham Park Hospital: 20–21 November 2010

  • ▶. Head & Neck/Knee/Ankle; Manchester, Wythenshawe Hospital: 25-26 June 2011

Further details

Further details of all courses may be obtained from the BMAS Administrative Office, or online:

Telephone: 01606 786782

Fax: 01606 786783

Email: admin{at}


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