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Northern Ireland Hospice BELFAST - (View on Map)
Friday 01 May 2020


Venue:  Palliative Care Learning Academy, Northern Ireland Hospice, 74 Somerton Road, Belfast, Ireland  BT15 3LH

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

Morning Introduction Lectures covering:

 Pain Nausea/vomiting


Dry mouth

Afternoon Group practical sessions Including

Case discussions

Point selection and needling

Running an acupuncture service in palliative care

Safety aspects

Led by Dr Graham Leng & Dr Juliet Spiller

This course has  practical elements and is therefore subject to delegates providing proof of Hepatitis B immunisation showing antibody level or results of a recent blood screen for Hep B surface antigens.  Please read the following before booking HEPATITIS B POLICY

You are also required to be registered with a relevant regulatory body (or BAcC member), BMAS trained and/or currently using medical acupuncture.   Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Northwich office on 01606 786782.



Palliative care (BMAS Member)£155.00
Palliative care (non member)£195.00

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