Supplementary Days

The BMAS runs several online 'Special Topic' or 'Short Courses'  These are for medical acupuncturists who have completed their Foundation Course training or for experienced practitioners who wish to refresh their knowledge.

A wide range of topics are offered, including Anatomy, Back Pain, Headache, Palliative Care, Electroacupuncture, Pregnancy/Childbirth and Women’s Health. All courses are open to BMAS members and to non-members.

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Acupuncture and Women's Health

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.    Lectures headed by Dr Elisabet Stener-Victorin.
New date coming soon.


Acupuncture for Headache 

NICE guidelines for the treatment of headache include a course of acupuncture. In response to the guidelines the BMAS is offering this online course for acupuncturists focussing on the assessment, treatment and management of headache.  The course consists of lectures and demonsrations.  Course led by Mike Cummings.

Now available now as a webcast. Click here to access the webcast.


Acupuncture for Cancer Patients and Palliative Care
with Dr Jacqueline Filshie

Dr Jacqueline Filshie returns with her popular course on acupuncture in palliative care.  This course offers patient demonstrations, together with lectures on acupuncture for pain and non-pain conditions, and covers safety aspects and future directions.  This course is suitable for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other health professionals working in palliative care settings. Dr Filshie is a Consultant Anaesthetist and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. 

Now available now as a webcast. Click here to access the webcast.


Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth 

An online course on obstetric acupuncture aimed at all regulated health professionals who come into contact with pregnant women and who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills in the use of Western medical acupuncture in preconceptual, antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care - led by Dr David Coggin-Carr 

For complete beginners in this area of practice, we recommend that this course is combined with a BMAS foundation course to provide a comprehensive training package. For those already practising medical acupuncture, it will serve as a supplementary course and offer a comprehensive review of the current evidence base underlying the use of acupuncture in pregnancy and childbirth. It will also provide the opportunity to consolidate the clinical approach to a number of problems through case-based discussion, clinical demonstrations and practical points sessions focussing on the most important acupoints for obstetric indications. 

Topics covered include the following:
- Natural and assisted conception (including in vitro fertilisation)
- Pregnancy-associated nausea and vomiting (including the use of acupuncture)
- Musculoskeletal pain in pregnancy (pelvic girdle pain and lower back pain)
- Breech presentation (including the use of moxibustion)
- Cervical ripening and induction of labour
- Intrapartum care (including acupuncture analgesia and augmentation of labour)

Now available now as a webcast. Click here to access the webcast.


Acupuncture and Mental Health  

A new online course designed for healthcare professionals working with patients with mental health problems. There are both theoretical and practical elements to the course.  By the end of the course participants will be able to use Western medical acupuncture techniques as an adjunctive treatment in patients suffering from mental health problems. 
Course leaders: Federico Campos, Mike Cummings

Day 2 now available now as a webcast. Click here to access the webcast.


Electroacupuncture Course

The popular BMAS Electroacupuncture Course can now be viewed online.  The BMAS has negotiated a special arrangement with Scarborough’s to supply AS Super 4 Digital Electroacupuncture devices which can be purchased as part of the course fee. 

Now available now as a webcast. Click here to access the webcast.


The Back Pain Course

The BMAS is offering this online course focusing on the assessment, treatment and management of back pain,  consisting of lectures and demonstrations.  Enhance your existing skills and/or learn new techniques to improve your expertise in this field.   Course led by Mike Cummings.

Now available now as a webcast. Click here to access the webcast.

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