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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, spread either 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.

  • Peterborough: 21–22 March and 18–19 April 2009

  • Central London: 6–9 April 2009 (four weekdays)

  • Manchester: 9–10 May and 6–7 June 2009

  • Cardiff: 20–21 June and 18–19 July 2009

  • Central London: 27–31 July 2009 (one week course)

  • Glasgow: 5–6 September and 3–4 October 2009

  • Birmingham: 17–18 October and 14–15 November 2009

  • Slough: 7–8 November and 5–6 December 2009


Post-foundation days are one-day courses designed for anyone who has attended one of the BMAS Foundation Courses. They are designed to help refresh the core knowledge and skills gained from foundation training, and thus improve confidence in starting to use acupuncture in practice.

  • Manchester: 3 July 2009

  • Slough: 27 November 2009


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 in Medical Acupuncture. Other self-directed study is required to cover the knowledge and research base for this award.

  • Head & Neck/Knee & Ankle; Manchester: 4–5 July 2009

  • Lumbogluteal/Shoulder & Arm; Slough: 28–29 November 2009

Further details of all courses may be obtained from the BMAS Administrative Office.

Tel: +44 1606 786782; fax: +44 1606 786783; email: Admin{at}

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