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Foundation Acupuncture Course

Foundation Acupuncture Course

  • 08 Sep, 2017 to 10 Sep, 2017
  • 20 Oct, 2017 to 22 Oct, 2017
  • Fridays 12pm-7pm ; Saturdays & Sundays 9am-5pm
  • 6 days
Tallaght Hospital

Presenter Name

Mr. Kam-Mah Wak
BSc, Dip Ac, Cert. Ed., MCSP

Target Participant Level


Speciality Tag

Acupuncture, Gerontology, Musculoskeletal Therapy, Occupational Health / Ergonomics, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine, Palliative Care

Number Of Contact Hours

40 (Plus 40 hours coursework)

Are Refreshments Included On The Day ?


Cost to Attend

745 (Standard)

Learning Objectives

On successful completion of the module, the participant will be able to:-  Demonstrate knowledge of the current theories of pain and acupuncture.  Demonstrate knowledge of the meridians and their points.  Demonstrate safe needling techniques, including hygiene and sterilisation practices according to health and safety regulations.  Demonstrate an awareness of the contra-indications & precautions of acupuncture in addition to the risks associated with needling certain areas of the body.  Show an awareness of current evidence of acupuncture in support of clinical practice.  Outline a treatment plan for a patient, where acupuncture for pain relief is indicated. Demonstrate Dry Needling and Trigger Point acupuncture techniques

Event Description

Clinical CPD is delighted to welcome Mr. Kam-Mah Wak from the UK to present this Foundation Certificate in Acupuncture. The 6 day course is delivered over two 3-day weekends and meets the ISCP's criteria to practice acupuncture in Ireland. Previous acupuncture experience is not required for the course. By the end of the course participants will be able to:-  Understand the safe and hygienic application of acupuncture needles  Understand how to locate and safely needle common acupuncture points  Deliver combinations of simple treatment regimes for common MSK disorders  Understand the safety standards applicable in acupuncture in addition to the precautions & contraindications.  Be aware of the different approaches to acupuncture treatment (western vs traditional Chinese acupuncture)  Gain an understanding of auricular/ear acupuncture and techniques such as electroacupuncture and dry needling. Please visit to book your place

Presenter Profile

Mr Mak is an experienced tutor in acupuncture and it's clinical application in physiotherapy practice. Since 1997, he has gained extensive experience delivering acupuncture courses and is at the forefront of educational initiatives in the delivery of up-to-date and practical acupuncture education throughout the UK & Ireland.

Cost to Attend

€745 for a 6 day course

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