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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.

BMAS Foundation courses

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.

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

  • Central London: 14–18 September 2009 (one week course, includes Palliative Care Day)

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

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

  • York: 6–7 February and 6–7 March 2010

  • Bristol: 13–14 February and 13–14 March 2010

  • Wyboston: 20–21 March and 17–18 April 2010

BMAS Post-Foundation Days (provisional dates and venues for 2010)

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.

  • Central London (four weekdays): 29 March–1 April 2010

  • Manchester: 22–23 May 2010 and 19–20 June 2010

  • Dublin: 12–13 June and 10–11 July 2010

  • Glasgow: 4–5 September 2010 and 9–10 October 2010

  • Central London (one week course, includes Palliative Care Day): 13–17 September 2010

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

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

BMAS Post-foundation days

  • Slough: 27 November 2009

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

BMAS intermediate skills training

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.

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

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

Tel: 01606 786782; fax: 01606 786783; email: admin{at}


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