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EVIDENCE FOR ACUPUNCTURE - the BMAS Medical Director has compiled a summary of the current evidence for acupuncture.
The BMAS Medical Director has compiled a summary of the current evidence for acupuncture.
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Our offices remain open with the team working from home, so please keep in touch via email: admin@thebmas.com.
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WHAT'S THE POINT- Daily videos featuring points & protocols for the current period of social isolation. Login to the members area (left hand menu).
This page is for a series of short videos featuring points and protocols, and their anatomical features, produced during the period of social isolation related to the COVID-19 pandemic
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ACUPUNCTURE IN PALLIATIVE CARE - BELFAST, IRELAND. Postponed. For symptom management in palliative care & general management of chronic disease.
A day for professionals with an interest in using acupuncture for symptom management in palliative care. Also useful for practitioners managing patients with chronic disease working in other specialities and in primary care. Covering various symptom management topics such as pain, nausea/vomiting, breathlessness, dry mouth, hot flushes, fatigue and urinary symptoms. For each of these we discuss assessment, the evidence base for acupuncture and suggestions for treatment with acupuncture. We do touch on conventional treatment but only to put acupuncture in its context in terms of managing patients. We also talk about particular issues with palliative care patients eg with regard to safety and side effects of acupuncture. Most of this is in lecture format but we have small group workshops in the afternoon for further discussion. At the end of the day we have a session on running an acupuncture service within palliative care to discuss things like protocols, consent, patient info etc
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GLASGOW FOUNDATION COURSE now available to book! 5 & 6 Sept and 3 & 4 October 2020.
This introductory course lasts four days making up 24 training hours. The Foundation Course is a mixture of lectures and practical group sessions. Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 10. In the initial stages of training the emphasis is on safety and all attendees will be observed by an experienced demonstrator to ensure a safe needling technique. Lecturing teams are made up of experienced medical acupuncturists. The performance of lecturers and group leaders is critically assessed to maintain a high standard. Teaching on the Foundation Course is based on scientific explanations of acupuncture as far as possible, but it also involves some traditional Chinese concepts.
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WOMEN'S HEALTH - 29 April 2020. On line ZOOM course.A one day workshop covering all of the key aspects of acupuncture related to women’s health.
A one day workshop covering all of the key aspects of acupuncture related to women’s health. The day is presented by the leading international researcher in the field, Dr Elisabet (Lisa) Stener-Victorin and any recommendations will be based upon Western physiology and neurophysiology, with data from animal studies and the results of clinical trials in human subjects. Anovulation - polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) Vasomotor symptoms Pelvic pain during pregnancy Acupuncture and assisted reproduction therapy including pain relief during oocyte aspiration and acupuncture before and after embryo transfer
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AUTUMN CONFERENCE & 40th Anniversary Celebration - Saturday 26 Sept 2020 - Hilton Paddington, London - NOW AVAILABLE TO BOOK!
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ACUPUNCTURE FOR HEADACHE - 30 April 2020. On line ZOOM course covering key aspects of acupuncture for treatment and management of headache.
A one day course covering key aspects of acupuncture for treatment of headache, focusing on the assessment, treatment and management of headache. The morning consisting of lectures and demonstrations, with particular reference to the NICE guidelines for acupuncture for headache, followed by an afternoon of practical sessions to refresh existing skills and/or learn new techniques to improve your expertise in this field.
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