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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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COVID-19: Guidelines for returning to practice are now available in the Members Area
COVID-19: Guidelines for returning to practice are now available in the Members Area
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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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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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ACUPUNCTURE IN PALLIATIVE CARE - BELFAST, IRELAND. Date to be confirmed. 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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AUTUMN CONFERENCE & 40th Anniversary Celebration - Saturday 26 Sept 2020 - Hilton Paddington, London - NOW AVAILABLE TO BOOK!
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ELECTROACUPUNCTURE - 11 June 2020. On line ZOOM course. Lectures & demonstrations, showing the use of the AS Super 4 Digital, which will be couriered to you
A day of lecturers and demonstrations covering all of the key aspects of electroacupuncture. Get to grips with this useful technique and enhance your effectiveness. An AS Super 4 Digital electroacupuncture machine is included in the course fee, this machine normally retails at £250 plus VAT. Yet for only £310 you can have the machine and on line course. Your EA machine will be sent to you by courier in advance of the course. The day is presented by Dr Mike Cummings
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ACUPUNCTURE FOR BACK PAIN - 26 June 2020. On line ZOOM course covering key aspects of acupuncture for treatment and management of back pain.
A one day course covering key aspects of acupuncture for treatment of backpain, consisting of lectures and demonstrations to refresh existing skills and/or learn new techniques to improve your expertise in this field.
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OSTEOARTHRITIS - on line ZOOM course - 8July 2020 - acupuncture as a treatment for OA, focussing on hip, knee and other large joints.
A 1 day course on acupuncture as a treatment for osteoarthritis, focussing on the hip, knee and other large joints. Consisting of lectures and demonstrations to refresh existing skills and/or learn new techniques to improve your expertise in this field.
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