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BMAS acupuncture courses
  1. Allyson Brown
  1. BMAS, London, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Allyson Brown; bmaslondon{at}aol.com

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

FOUNDATION COURSES last 4 days, either spread over 2 weekends or as a block of four consecutive days. While 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.

‘Earlybird’ discounted price for bookings made and paid for at least three months ahead of the start of the course.

BMAS FOUNDATION COURSES 2018
NORTHWICH CheshireBMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQ  17/18 February & 17/18 March 2018
DUBLINTalbot Hotel, Stillorgan 10/11 March & 7/8 April 2018
LONDONNCVO, London N1 Four weekdays: 26-29 March 2018
NORTHWICH CheshireBMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQ 12/13 May & 9/10 June 2018
LONDONNCVO, London N1 Four weekdays: 17-20 September 2018
NORTHWICH CheshireBMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQ20/21 October & 17/18 November 2018
LONDONNCVO, London N1 3/4 November & 1/2 December 2018

BMAS FOUNDATION COURSE FOR NURSES
NORTHWICH CheshireBMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQ 28 September-1 October 2018

BMAS FOUNDATION REFRESHER DAY
LONDONNCVO, London N1 10 October 2018
NORTHWICH CheshireBMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQ 20 June 2018

Further details

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

Telephone: 01606 786782 Fax: 01606 786783

Email: admin@thebmas.com

Web: www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk

The Back Pain Course
A one day course for acupuncturists focussing on the assessment, treatment and management of back pain. Our popular course consisting of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions.
Course led by Mike Cummings
Location: BMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQDate: 19 March 2018Location: BMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQDate: 18 October 2018

Acupuncture for headache
NICE guidelines for the treatment of headache include a course of acupuncture. In response to the guidelines the BMAS is offering a course for acupuncturists focussing on the assessment, treatment and management of headache. A one1 day course consisting of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions.
Location: London N1 - NCVO, Regents Wharf
Date: 18 April 2018
Location: BMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQ
Date: 6 September 2018

Acupuncture and Women’s Health with Lisa Stener-Victorin (pictured)
A specialist day focussing on acupuncture and fertility/gynaecology. Topics include: anovulation and polycystic ovary syndrome; vasomotor symptoms; pelvic pain during pregnancy; acupuncture and assisted reproduction therapy. Embedded Image
Location: London N1 - NCVO, Regents WharfDate: 19 April 2018

Palliative care day
Embedded Image The 1 day course covering key areas in palliative care including pain, nausea/vomiting, breathlessness and dry mouth, with lectures and small group work sessions.
Course led by Dr Graham Leng, Consultant in Palliative Care (pictured),and Dr Juliet Spiller, Consultant in Palliative Medicine.
Location: Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow
Date: 18 April 2018

Electroacupuncture Course
The popular BMAS Electroacupuncture Course, a one1 day course with comprehensive presentations and demonstrations and a half-day practical session.
The BMAS has negotiated a special arrangement with Scarborough’s to supply AS Super 4 Digital Electroacupuncture device as part of the course fee. Every delegate will receive this machine which normally retails at £250 plus VAT.
Location: BMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQ
Date: 21 June 2018
Location: London N1 - NCVO, Regents Wharf
Date: 22 November 2018

Acupuncture and the treatment of osteoarthritis
A new 1 day course on acupuncture as a treatment for osteoarthritis, focussing on the hip, knee and other large joints. Consisting of lectures and demonstrations, with practical sessions to refresh existing skills and/or learn new techniques to improve your expertise in this field.
This course is for regulated health professionals who use acupuncture in their practice and would like to revise or improve their knowledge and skills in the management of patients with osteoarthritis.
Location: BMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQ
Date: 4 July 2018
Location: London N1 - NCVO, Regents Wharf
Date: 27 September 2018

Self-Acupuncture Course
Self-acupuncture can enable practitioners to better manage their caseload and facilitate self-management by patients. Useful in chronic pain management and in a range of conditions: constitutional symptoms; ENT; respiratory; GIT; musculoskeletal; neurology; psychiatric.
This one1 day course is designed to equip practitioners with the skills to teach patients and/or their carers to use self-acupuncture and covering related issues. Including evidence; patient selection; setting; risk reduction; information and training; contraindication and precautions; service delivery and follow-up; medicolegal aspects. Course consists of lectures, small group work sessions, patient/caregiver involvement and demonstrations. Course led by Graham Leng and Max Forrester
Location: BMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQ
Date: 12 October 2018

National and International Meetings

BMAS Autumn Scientific Meeting 2018

Location: Hilton Hotel Paddington

Date: Saturday 13 October 2018

www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk

The Journey of the Needle

Location: The Evoluon, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Date: 28–30 September 2018

www.journeyoftheneedle.com

Further details

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

Telephone: 01606 786782 Fax: 01606 786783

Email: admin@thebmas.com

Web: www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk

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