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  • FOUNDATION COURSE IN ACUPUNCTURE (3 weekends certificate course)
     
    Jennie Longbottom

  •  
    Practitioners are eligible to join the British Medical Acupuncture Society on completion of the foundation courses
     
    This Foundation Acupuncture Training Course is designed especially for health care professionals who wish to integrate the use of acupuncture alongside manual therapy and exercise interventions within their scope of practice.
    It is based on the ALIED principles:

  • An evidence-based application of Acupuncture within manual and exercise therapy
  • The use of Clinical Reasoning to determine appropriate treatment interventions
  • The integration of Acupuncture into clinical practice


  • The Foundation Acupuncture Course provides health care professionals with a basic understanding of the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine combined with a Western evidence-based understanding of acupuncture analgesia for the:

  • Management of pain
  • Enhancement of tissue healing
  • Restoration of homeostasis
  • Facilitation of recovery and rehabilitation


  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    The course will provide:

  • An understanding of the basic philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine
  • An understanding of the Western physiological approach to acupuncture analgesia
  • An understanding of the role of homeostasis and rebalancing physiological processes
  • A clinical reasoning model of point choice and effective acupuncture intervention for differing physiological responses
  • An evidence-based underpinning of the use of acupuncture, as an integrated modality within manual and exercise therapyLearning


  • OUTCOMES

    Following this module, participants will have achieved:

  • A basic understanding of the Chinese philosophy of Meridians, Qi, De Qi, Yin and Yang and pathological dysfunction
  • A full understanding of the neurophysiology of pain and acupuncture analgesia
  • A full understanding of the physiology of myofascial pain and the role of trigger point needling and fascial release
  • The safe effective use of acupuncture within a clinical reasoning model as an integrative tool in manual and exercise therapy
  • Effective means of auditing the use of acupuncture within clinical practice
  • An extensive understanding of current research in acupuncture
  • Safe, effective acupuncture needling skills


  • INDICATIVE CONTENT

  • Taught lectures
  • Power point presentations
  • Interactive action groups
  • Practical needling
  • Clinical reasoning and problem solving

    ASSESSMENT

    There are three assessment processes:
  • A practical safety test after Part II of the course
  • A practical needling test after Part II of the course
  • A 10 minute presentation at Part III of the course
  • A 2,500 word, academic case study 6 weeks after completion of the course.

    This course is validated with the University of Hertfordshire for 30 M level APEL points. Not all participants will want to take this route and as such it is available to those who wish to opt into this process.
    Further information here

    Those who do not go forward to Masters will receive validated certificates of successful completion of the course via the University of Hertfordshire. Those going for Masters will have the assessments moderated by the University and go forward for Masters Points through the University examination Board. This course will give participants an opportunity to study a varying health paradigm and successfully integrate it into their clinical scope of practice. The course is designed to stimulate debate and discussion but above all, it will be fun.

    Read practitioner's case study using acupuncture in clinic
     
     
    COURSE DATES: 26-27 Jan, 9-10 Feb & 23-24 March 2013

    CPD hours: 42  • cost: £665  • deposit: £350

     
      CPDA Ltd.  GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    • 1. All students must be prepared to give and receive needling. Learning safe needling practice and undergoing the experience of being needled are integral parts of the Foundation Course and there can be no exceptions,
    • 2. Any students who have conditions that may be aggravated by any Acupuncture procedure should not participate in the course. Any student who may be pregnant, or is actively trying to become pregnant must not participate in the course,
    • 3. All students must have the facility to practise needling freely in their place of work between the course parts and following the course,
    • 4. All students must have Trust or Private Practice protocols in situ for active use of Acupuncture within their practice,
    • 5. All students must have appropriate professional indemnity insurance for the use of Acupuncture within their scope of practice.
    • 6. All deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to other courses or lectures
    • 7. Details of the venue, starting times and a copy of the programme will be sent to you with confirmation of your booking.
    • 8. In the unlikely case that CPDA has to cancel a course or lecture, all deposits will be refunded in full.
      CPDO is not financially responsible for any of the participant's expenses associated with the booking (e.g. travel, accommodation, work days lost, etc).
    • 9. The course organisers reserve the right to change the course contents, substitute leaders and timetables without advance notice.
    • 10. The organisers hold no responsibility for the contents and clinical application of the material taught on the courses.
    • 11. Certificate of attendance and a receipt will be issued at the end of the course.
    • 12. Due to privacy issues photography and video recording is not allowed during the workshops.



    BOOKING

    Yes, I accept the above terms and conditions.   


     
     
    Jennie Longbottom is Director of ALIED training, a company providing post graduate acupuncture teaching for qualified health care practitioners. She is also Director and Practice Principal of Parks Therapy Centre, a multi-disciplinary practice based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Jennie is a lecturer and researcher both in acupuncture and pain management at a number of UK Universities. Jennie graduated from the Physiotherapy School at Birmingham University in 1974, followed by Psychology and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma from China. She holds MSc Acupuncture from Coventry University. Jennie is editor of Acupuncture in Manual Therapy published in 2009.
     

     

  • ACUPUNCTURE IN MANAGEMENT OF TENSION HEADACHES AND MIGRAINE
     
    Jennie Longbottom

  •  
    MOST RECENT RECOMMENDATION BY NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CLINICAL EXCELLENCE (NICE) FOR THE TREATMENT OF HEADACHE:
    "Consider a course of up to 10 sessions of acupuncture over 5-8 weeks for the prophylactic treatment of chronic tension-type headache."

    A practical course exploring Trigger Point acupuncture to reduce pain and restore function in myofascial component of headaches. It will also explore the management of migraine with acupuncture using a Western pain management model and a TCM model addressing systemic, hormonal and stress-induced migraine.
    There will be a review of recent research advances in the field of neural inhibitory mechanisms, myofascial pain physiology and acupuncture research, incorporating the work of Gerwin (1997) and Travell and Simons (1992) and exploring physiological mechanisms of dorsal horn and descending acupuncture inhibitory mechanisms. The course will also explore the use of acupuncture for systemic balance of homeostasis in the management of more complex migraine presentation (Ying et al 2009; Wang et al 2011)

    This course will provide participants with:
    • An understanding of myofascial pain physiology
    • An understanding of theoretical models of energy crisis
    • An overview of current evidence and research in trigger point acupuncture
    • An understanding of the physiological mechanisms involved in acupuncture trigger point needling
    • Practical needling skills in trigger point application for myofascial headaches
    • An overview of homeostasis and migraine presentation
    • Hormonal migraine
    • Circulatory migraine
     
    COURSE DATE: 2 March 2013

    CPD hours: 7  • cost: £135 

     
      CPDA Ltd.  GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    • 1. All students must be prepared to give and receive needling. Learning safe needling practice and undergoing the experience of being needled are integral parts of the Foundation Course and there can be no exceptions,
    • 2. Any students who have conditions that may be aggravated by any Acupuncture procedure should not participate in the course. Any student who may be pregnant, or is actively trying to become pregnant must not participate in the course,
    • 3. All students must have the facility to practise needling freely in their place of work between the course parts and following the course,
    • 4. All students must have Trust or Private Practice protocols in situ for active use of Acupuncture within their practice,
    • 5. All students must have appropriate professional indemnity insurance for the use of Acupuncture within their scope of practice.
    • 6. All deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to other courses or lectures
    • 7. Details of the venue, starting times and a copy of the programme will be sent to you with confirmation of your booking.
    • 8. In the unlikely case that CPDA has to cancel a course or lecture, all deposits will be refunded in full.
      CPDO is not financially responsible for any of the participant's expenses associated with the booking (e.g. travel, accommodation, work days lost, etc).
    • 9. The course organisers reserve the right to change the course contents, substitute leaders and timetables without advance notice.
    • 10. The organisers hold no responsibility for the contents and clinical application of the material taught on the courses.
    • 11. Certificate of attendance and a receipt will be issued at the end of the course.
    • 12. Due to privacy issues photography and video recording is not allowed during the workshops.



    BOOKING

    Yes, I accept the above terms and conditions.   


     
     
    Jennie Longbottom is Director of ALIED training, a company providing post graduate acupuncture teaching for qualified health care practitioners. She is also Director and Practice Principal of Parks Therapy Centre, a multi-disciplinary practice based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Jennie is a lecturer and researcher both in acupuncture and pain management at a number of UK Universities. Jennie graduated from the Physiotherapy School at Birmingham University in 1974, followed by Psychology and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma from China. She holds MSc Acupuncture from Coventry University. Jennie is editor of Acupuncture in Manual Therapy published in 2009.
     

     

  • CONTEMPORARY ACUPUNCTURE IN WOMEN'S HEALTH
     
    Jennie Longbottom

  •  
    A practical weekend course exploring the role of acupuncture in managing women's health, focusing on the management of musculoskeletal pain, system dysfunction and conditions associated with women's wellbeing. The course will integrate Western and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) models within a clinical reasoning, evidence-based paradigm. It will explore the use of acupuncture in managing a wide range of conditions often seen in clinic, including:
    • Chronic pelvic pain
    • Myofascial pelvic pain
    • Menopausal syndrome
    • Disorders of menstruation
    • Hormonal headache and migraine
    • Anxiety and depression

    DAY I: PAIN AND RELATED DYSFUNCTION

    Learning outcomes
    • 1. A clinical reasoning approach to the management of acute pelvic pain and inflammation with acupuncture using Western evidence-based and TCM models
    • 2. An in-depth knowledge of the application of global acupuncture for CPP and emotional management using TCM and Western models
    • 3. An in-depth knowledge of myofascial pain anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology
    • 4. Familiarity with current evidence-based research to support interventions and protocols
    • 5. A clinical reasoning approach to the management of pelvic dysfunction reinforced by case study presentations
    • 6. An understanding of Western and TCM pathophysiology of menopause
    • 7. An understanding of Western and TCM protocols, supported by the evidence, for clinical application.

    DAY II: MANAGEMENT OF MENSTRUAL DYSFUNCTION

    Learning outcomes
    • 1. Participants should gain an understanding of the diagnosis of menstrual dysfunction using both Western and TCM models of clinical reasoning
    • 2. An understanding of the relevance of qi and blood deficiency, excess and stagnation for the clinical management of menstrual dysfunction
    • 3. A full understanding of meridian and point choice for the management of menstrual dysfunction, anxiety and depression
    • 4. An understanding of the hormonal influence on migraine and headaches
    • 5. Practical skills in needle application
    • 6. Clinical reasoning skills with case scenarios
    • 7. The appraisal of current evidence to support acupuncture intervention in physical therapies.
       
    COURSE DATES: 20-21 April 2013

    CPD hours: 14  • cost: £265  • deposit: £150

     
      CPDA Ltd.  GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    • 1. All students must be prepared to give and receive needling. Learning safe needling practice and undergoing the experience of being needled are integral parts of the Foundation Course and there can be no exceptions,
    • 2. Any students who have conditions that may be aggravated by any Acupuncture procedure should not participate in the course. Any student who may be pregnant, or is actively trying to become pregnant must not participate in the course,
    • 3. All students must have the facility to practise needling freely in their place of work between the course parts and following the course,
    • 4. All students must have Trust or Private Practice protocols in situ for active use of Acupuncture within their practice,
    • 5. All students must have appropriate professional indemnity insurance for the use of Acupuncture within their scope of practice.
    • 6. All deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to other courses or lectures
    • 7. Details of the venue, starting times and a copy of the programme will be sent to you with confirmation of your booking.
    • 8. In the unlikely case that CPDA has to cancel a course or lecture, all deposits will be refunded in full.
      CPDO is not financially responsible for any of the participant's expenses associated with the booking (e.g. travel, accommodation, work days lost, etc).
    • 9. The course organisers reserve the right to change the course contents, substitute leaders and timetables without advance notice.
    • 10. The organisers hold no responsibility for the contents and clinical application of the material taught on the courses.
    • 11. Certificate of attendance and a receipt will be issued at the end of the course.
    • 12. Due to privacy issues photography and video recording is not allowed during the workshops.



    BOOKING

    Yes, I accept the above terms and conditions.   


     
     
    Jennie Longbottom is Director of ALIED training, a company providing post graduate acupuncture teaching for qualified health care practitioners. She is also Director and Practice Principal of Parks Therapy Centre, a multi-disciplinary practice based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Jennie is a lecturer and researcher both in acupuncture and pain management at a number of UK Universities. Jennie graduated from the Physiotherapy School at Birmingham University in 1974, followed by Psychology and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma from China. She holds MSc Acupuncture from Coventry University. Jennie is editor of Acupuncture in Manual Therapy published in 2009.
     

     

  • THE LOWER QUADRANT: INTEGRATION OF ACUPUNCTURE WITHIN PHYSICAL THERAPY MANAGEMENT
     
    Jennie Longbottom

  •  
    This acupuncture up-date course will provide the delegates with an integrated approach for managing various conditions in the lower quadrant including:
  • The lumbar spine
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Hip and Groin with attention to the sporting groin and myofascial presentation
  • Plantafasciitis
  • OA knee
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Tendinopathy

  • The course will address recent research advances in the field of neural inhibitory mechanisms, pain physiology and acupuncture research.

    AIMS
    • To enhance and update the participant's knowledge of clinical reasoning in acupuncture
    • To enhance participants' pain management skills with the integration of acupuncture with manual therapy
    • To enhance needling skills
    • To critically appraise recent acupuncture research within the field of lower quadrant pain and dysfunction
    • To discuss the issues of chronic pain management and patient self-management within an acupuncture model
    • To enhance myofascial trigger point skills within the pelvis and lumbar spine

    LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • An in-depth analysis of presenting pain mechanisms and acupuncture intervention
    • A critical analysis of recent research in LBP and pelvic pain acupuncture trials
    • Enhancement of practical trigger point needling skills
    • Effectively develop a comprehensive pain management approach to lower quadrant dysfunction
    • To integrate trigger point and traditional acupuncture within a physiotherapy model

    PRE COURSE READING (Optional)

    1. Longbottom J (2010) Acupuncture in Manual Therapy. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 978-0-443-06782-2
    2. Longbottom J (2009) DVD Trigger point needling for myofascial pain.
    3. Longbottom J (2009) The Management of Pelvic Pain Parts I & II. Journal of Chinese Medicine.

       
     
    COURSE DATE: 15 Jun 2013

    CPD hours: 7  • cost: £135 

     
      CPDA Ltd.  GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    • 1. All students must be prepared to give and receive needling. Learning safe needling practice and undergoing the experience of being needled are integral parts of the Foundation Course and there can be no exceptions,
    • 2. Any students who have conditions that may be aggravated by any Acupuncture procedure should not participate in the course. Any student who may be pregnant, or is actively trying to become pregnant must not participate in the course,
    • 3. All students must have the facility to practise needling freely in their place of work between the course parts and following the course,
    • 4. All students must have Trust or Private Practice protocols in situ for active use of Acupuncture within their practice,
    • 5. All students must have appropriate professional indemnity insurance for the use of Acupuncture within their scope of practice.
    • 6. All deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to other courses or lectures
    • 7. Details of the venue, starting times and a copy of the programme will be sent to you with confirmation of your booking.
    • 8. In the unlikely case that CPDA has to cancel a course or lecture, all deposits will be refunded in full.
      CPDO is not financially responsible for any of the participant's expenses associated with the booking (e.g. travel, accommodation, work days lost, etc).
    • 9. The course organisers reserve the right to change the course contents, substitute leaders and timetables without advance notice.
    • 10. The organisers hold no responsibility for the contents and clinical application of the material taught on the courses.
    • 11. Certificate of attendance and a receipt will be issued at the end of the course.
    • 12. Due to privacy issues photography and video recording is not allowed during the workshops.



    BOOKING

    Yes, I accept the above terms and conditions.   


     
     
    Jennie Longbottom is Director of ALIED training, a company providing post graduate acupuncture teaching for qualified health care practitioners. She is also Director and Practice Principal of Parks Therapy Centre, a multi-disciplinary practice based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Jennie is a lecturer and researcher both in acupuncture and pain management at a number of UK Universities. Jennie graduated from the Physiotherapy School at Birmingham University in 1974, followed by Psychology and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma from China. She holds MSc Acupuncture from Coventry University. Jennie is editor of Acupuncture in Manual Therapy published in 2009.
     

     

  • ACUPUNCTURE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TENDINOPATHIES
     
    Moira Tunstall

  •  
    This one day course will enable participants to gain an insight into both the theoretical and practical basis for the integration of acupuncture alongside manual therapy and rehabilitative models for the treatment of tendinopathy.
    The course will demonstrate a clinical reasoning model integrating both western trigger point acupuncture and pain inhibitory models, alongside traditional Chinese acupuncture models (with a critical analysis of relevant evidence).
    The course will emphasise how acupuncture can facilitate the body's own homeostatic healing mechanisms in order to supplement rehabilitation and recovery and how this should be applied to tendinopathy. The practical component of the course will include both a revision of the meridian points that can be applied to tendinopathy within a Western evidence framework along with myofascial trigger point needling to assist with the resolution of contributing factors.

    The course is suitable for anyone who has completed accredited foundation acupuncture training with professional liability insurance for acupuncture within their scope of practice. All participants must be prepared to give and receive needling.
     
     
    COURSE DATE: 7 Sept 2013

    CPD hours: 7  • cost: £135 

     
      CPDA Ltd.  GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    • 1. All students must be prepared to give and receive needling. Learning safe needling practice and undergoing the experience of being needled are integral parts of the Foundation Course and there can be no exceptions,
    • 2. Any students who have conditions that may be aggravated by any Acupuncture procedure should not participate in the course. Any student who may be pregnant, or is actively trying to become pregnant must not participate in the course,
    • 3. All students must have the facility to practise needling freely in their place of work between the course parts and following the course,
    • 4. All students must have Trust or Private Practice protocols in situ for active use of Acupuncture within their practice,
    • 5. All students must have appropriate professional indemnity insurance for the use of Acupuncture within their scope of practice.
    • 6. All deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to other courses or lectures
    • 7. Details of the venue, starting times and a copy of the programme will be sent to you with confirmation of your booking.
    • 8. In the unlikely case that CPDA has to cancel a course or lecture, all deposits will be refunded in full.
      CPDO is not financially responsible for any of the participant's expenses associated with the booking (e.g. travel, accommodation, work days lost, etc).
    • 9. The course organisers reserve the right to change the course contents, substitute leaders and timetables without advance notice.
    • 10. The organisers hold no responsibility for the contents and clinical application of the material taught on the courses.
    • 11. Certificate of attendance and a receipt will be issued at the end of the course.
    • 12. Due to privacy issues photography and video recording is not allowed during the workshops.



    BOOKING

    Yes, I accept the above terms and conditions.   


     
     
    Moira Tunstall is a Chartered Physiotherapist who has been practising for over 30 years. She had clinical and senior managerial roles within the NHS, and now works as a clinician in Kent, as well as teaching Acupuncture to Physiotherapists and other health care professionals. She has an MSc in Acupuncture from Coventry University.
     

     

  • FOUNDATION COURSE IN ACUPUNCTURE (3 weekends certificate course)
     
    Jennie Longbottom

  •  
    Practitioners are eligible to join the British Medical Acupuncture Society on completion of the foundation courses
     
    This Foundation Acupuncture Training Course is designed especially for health care professionals who wish to integrate the use of acupuncture alongside manual therapy and exercise interventions within their scope of practice.
    It is based on the ALIED principles:

  • An evidence-based application of Acupuncture within manual and exercise therapy
  • The use of Clinical Reasoning to determine appropriate treatment interventions
  • The integration of Acupuncture into clinical practice


  • The Foundation Acupuncture Course provides health care professionals with a basic understanding of the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine combined with a Western evidence-based understanding of acupuncture analgesia for the:

  • Management of pain
  • Enhancement of tissue healing
  • Restoration of homeostasis
  • Facilitation of recovery and rehabilitation


  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    The course will provide:

  • An understanding of the basic philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine
  • An understanding of the Western physiological approach to acupuncture analgesia
  • An understanding of the role of homeostasis and rebalancing physiological processes
  • A clinical reasoning model of point choice and effective acupuncture intervention for differing physiological responses
  • An evidence-based underpinning of the use of acupuncture, as an integrated modality within manual and exercise therapyLearning


  • OUTCOMES

    Following this module, participants will have achieved:

  • A basic understanding of the Chinese philosophy of Meridians, Qi, De Qi, Yin and Yang and pathological dysfunction
  • A full understanding of the neurophysiology of pain and acupuncture analgesia
  • A full understanding of the physiology of myofascial pain and the role of trigger point needling and fascial release
  • The safe effective use of acupuncture within a clinical reasoning model as an integrative tool in manual and exercise therapy
  • Effective means of auditing the use of acupuncture within clinical practice
  • An extensive understanding of current research in acupuncture
  • Safe, effective acupuncture needling skills


  • INDICATIVE CONTENT

  • Taught lectures
  • Power point presentations
  • Interactive action groups
  • Practical needling
  • Clinical reasoning and problem solving

    ASSESSMENT

    There are three assessment processes:
  • A practical safety test after Part II of the course
  • A practical needling test after Part II of the course
  • A 1,500 word, academic case study 6 weeks after completion of the course.

    This course is validated with the University of Hertfordshire for 15 M level APEL points. Not all participants will want to take this route and as such it is available to those who wish to opt into this process.
    Further information here

    Those who do not go forward to Masters will receive validated certificates of successful completion of the course via the University of Hertfordshire. Those going for Masters will have the assessments moderated by the University and go forward for Masters Points through the University examination Board. This course will give participants an opportunity to study a varying health paradigm and successfully integrate it into their clinical scope of practice. The course is designed to stimulate debate and discussion but above all, it will be fun.

    Read practitioner's case study using acupuncture in clinic
     
     
    COURSE DATES: 21-22 Sept, 28-29 Sept & 9-10 Nov 2013

    CPD hours: 42  • cost: £665  • deposit: £350

     
      CPDA Ltd.  GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    • 1. All students must be prepared to give and receive needling. Learning safe needling practice and undergoing the experience of being needled are integral parts of the Foundation Course and there can be no exceptions,
    • 2. Any students who have conditions that may be aggravated by any Acupuncture procedure should not participate in the course. Any student who may be pregnant, or is actively trying to become pregnant must not participate in the course,
    • 3. All students must have the facility to practise needling freely in their place of work between the course parts and following the course,
    • 4. All students must have Trust or Private Practice protocols in situ for active use of Acupuncture within their practice,
    • 5. All students must have appropriate professional indemnity insurance for the use of Acupuncture within their scope of practice.
    • 6. All deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to other courses or lectures
    • 7. Details of the venue, starting times and a copy of the programme will be sent to you with confirmation of your booking.
    • 8. In the unlikely case that CPDA has to cancel a course or lecture, all deposits will be refunded in full.
      CPDO is not financially responsible for any of the participant's expenses associated with the booking (e.g. travel, accommodation, work days lost, etc).
    • 9. The course organisers reserve the right to change the course contents, substitute leaders and timetables without advance notice.
    • 10. The organisers hold no responsibility for the contents and clinical application of the material taught on the courses.
    • 11. Certificate of attendance and a receipt will be issued at the end of the course.
    • 12. Due to privacy issues photography and video recording is not allowed during the workshops.



    BOOKING

    Yes, I accept the above terms and conditions.   


     
     
    Jennie Longbottom is Director of ALIED training, a company providing post graduate acupuncture teaching for qualified health care practitioners. She is also Director and Practice Principal of Parks Therapy Centre, a multi-disciplinary practice based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Jennie is a lecturer and researcher both in acupuncture and pain management at a number of UK Universities. Jennie graduated from the Physiotherapy School at Birmingham University in 1974, followed by Psychology and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma from China. She holds MSc Acupuncture from Coventry University. Jennie is editor of Acupuncture in Manual Therapy published in 2009.
     

     
     
  • SAFE ACUPUNCTURE IN PREGNANCY
     
    Justine Munur

  •  
    In this workshop Justine will introduce therapists to the safe use of acupuncture whilst managing the pregnant patient. Research has demonstrated that acupuncture is both safe and useful in pregnancy in managing pain and associated musculo-skeletal dysfunction.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Careful selection of traditional points, criteria and rules for acupuncture within pregnancy.
  • Safety guidelines for acupuncture application during the different stages of foetal gestation.
  • Theoretical underpinning of physiological process during pregnancy
  • Theoretical underpinning of physiological process involved in acupuncture neurotransmitter, hormonal and endocrine excitation and / or inhibitory mechanisms.
  • Integration of acupuncture within a clinically reasoned treatment plan.
  • Recent research evidence too support known protocols in Obstetrics and Gynaecology:

  • MUSCULO-SKELETAL APPLICATION
  • Low back and pelvic pain

  • CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION
  • Using Mannheim Model of cervical ripening
  • Labour processes including breech application
  • Pre partum anxiety and emotional dysfunction

  • POST PARTUM MANAGEMENT
  • Functional disorders of the breast
  • Mild post natal depression


  • SUGGESTED PRE-COURSE READING

    1. Betts D (2006) The Essential Guide to acupuncture in pregnancy and Childbirth.
    Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 2. Roemer A.T (2005) Medical Acupuncture in Pregnancy. A textbook. Thieme. ISBN 3-13-135831-9 (GTV)
    Research Papers:
    Elden, Helen; Ladfors, Lars; Fagevik Olsen, Monika; Ostgaard, Hans-Christian; Hagberg, Henrik.
    Effects of acupuncture and stabilizing exercises as adjunct to standard treatment in pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain: randomized single blind controlled trial.BMJ: British Medical Journal, 4/2/2005, Vol. 330 Issue 7494, p761-764



    A note from CPDA
    ACUPUNCTURE AND PREGNANCY
    A number of students have asked our views on the use of acupuncture when confronted with a pregnant patient. We are seeing a number of research papers reporting good results and positive outcomes from a variety of conditions ranging from chronic pelvic girdle pain (Elden et al 2005); low back pain (Bosco et al 2004; Cummings 2003; Forrester 2004); Hyperemesis (Habek et al 2004); depression (Schnye 2003); nausea (Baxter 2003) and correction of breech presentation (Cardini 1998) to name but a few. Many pregnant patients present with musculoskeletal dysfunction and many manual therapists rule out this important modality as being contra-indicated, or carrying a significant risk factor, especially within the first trimester. A number of debates have consequently ensued between the professional acupuncture group and ourselves; We will attempt to present some of these arguments, both for and against the use of acupuncture within "any" stage of pregnancy. Wherever possible these views will be reinforced by both physiological and clinical evidence but the views of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Teaching will be interspersed throughout the text, in order to offer a balanced argument.

     
    COURSE DATE: 7 Dec 2013

    CPD hours: 7  • cost: £135 

     
      CPDA Ltd.  GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    • 1. All students must be prepared to give and receive needling. Learning safe needling practice and undergoing the experience of being needled are integral parts of the Foundation Course and there can be no exceptions,
    • 2. Any students who have conditions that may be aggravated by any Acupuncture procedure should not participate in the course. Any student who may be pregnant, or is actively trying to become pregnant must not participate in the course,
    • 3. All students must have the facility to practise needling freely in their place of work between the course parts and following the course,
    • 4. All students must have Trust or Private Practice protocols in situ for active use of Acupuncture within their practice,
    • 5. All students must have appropriate professional indemnity insurance for the use of Acupuncture within their scope of practice.
    • 6. All deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to other courses or lectures
    • 7. Details of the venue, starting times and a copy of the programme will be sent to you with confirmation of your booking.
    • 8. In the unlikely case that CPDA has to cancel a course or lecture, all deposits will be refunded in full.
      CPDO is not financially responsible for any of the participant's expenses associated with the booking (e.g. travel, accommodation, work days lost, etc).
    • 9. The course organisers reserve the right to change the course contents, substitute leaders and timetables without advance notice.
    • 10. The organisers hold no responsibility for the contents and clinical application of the material taught on the courses.
    • 11. Certificate of attendance and a receipt will be issued at the end of the course.
    • 12. Due to privacy issues photography and video recording is not allowed during the workshops.



    BOOKING

    Yes, I accept the above terms and conditions.   


     
     
    Justine Munur is a tutor for the ALIED training team, providing acupuncture teaching for healthcare practitioners. She works within the NHS as the lead physiotherapist for a chronic pain service and a women’s health service. Within both roles, she extensively uses acupuncture and is currently carrying out a study into the effects of acupuncture for the treatment of overactive bladder. She also has her own private clinic based in south east London. Justine originally studied acupuncture ten years ago and has since completed a diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine.
     

     
     
    EVENING WORKSHOPS
     
     

     
     
  • THE ROLE OF ACUPUNCTURE IN PAIN ALLEVIATION
     
    Jennie Longbottom

  •  
    In this lecture Jennie will discuss the recent scientific advances in acupuncture analgesia. The aim of this course is to de-mystify some of the theories and models of acupuncture to offer delegates a Western Acupuncture, evidence-based and clinically effective, analysis of pain modification and acupuncture analgesia. The course will discuss and critically analyse the “neural acupuncture unit” and the concept of interpreting effects and mechanisms for acupuncture analgesia (Zhang et al 2012) for the management of:

  • Nociception and inflammation
  • Tissue healing
  • Central sensitisation
  • Complex biopsychosocial pain presentation


  • This is a theoretically-based course with no practical needling component but will discuss the mechanisms, models and evidence for each presenting pain mechanism with clinical case scenarios and clinical reasoning within the course. The lecture is open to therapists from all disciplines, including acupuncture, dry needling and manual and physical therapy. It is also a useful introduction to individuals who are considering training in acupuncture or dry needling. Delegates are not expected to be familiar with needling although this does not exclude those delegates who already use trigger point, dry needling within their clinical scope, or who would like to refresh recent pain physiology.


    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Following this workshop delegates will have:

  • 1. An increased understanding of the neural and neuro-active components of acupuncture within a Traditional Chinese Model (TCM)
  • 2. An understanding of the bio-mechanical effects of acupuncture on connective tissue planes
  • 3. An understanding of the central, neural responses to acupuncture especially on sleep, anxiety and complex pain management
  • 4. A critical analysis of current evidence to support cost-effectiveness and clinical effectiveness of acupuncture in manual therapy.
  • 5. A clinical reasoning model for justification of acupuncture analgesia and tissue healing within manual therapy.


  • SUGGESTED PRE-COURSE READING

    1. Bradnam, L., (2003) A proposed clinical reasoning model for Western acupuncture. New Zealand Society of Chartered Physiotherapists in Acupuncture.
    2. Bradnam, L ., (2011) A biopsychosocial clinical reasoning model for Western acupuncture. Physical Therapy Reviews, 16 (2): 138-146.
    3. Longbottom, J., (2009) Acupuncture in Manual Therapy. Churchill Livingstone



     
    COURSE DATE: 13 June 2013

    CPD hours: 2  • cost: £20 

     
      CPDA Ltd.  GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    • 1. All students must be prepared to give and receive needling. Learning safe needling practice and undergoing the experience of being needled are integral parts of the Foundation Course and there can be no exceptions,
    • 2. Any students who have conditions that may be aggravated by any Acupuncture procedure should not participate in the course. Any student who may be pregnant, or is actively trying to become pregnant must not participate in the course,
    • 3. All students must have the facility to practise needling freely in their place of work between the course parts and following the course,
    • 4. All students must have Trust or Private Practice protocols in situ for active use of Acupuncture within their practice,
    • 5. All students must have appropriate professional indemnity insurance for the use of Acupuncture within their scope of practice.
    • 6. All deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to other courses or lectures
    • 7. Details of the venue, starting times and a copy of the programme will be sent to you with confirmation of your booking.
    • 8. In the unlikely case that CPDA has to cancel a course or lecture, all deposits will be refunded in full.
      CPDO is not financially responsible for any of the participant's expenses associated with the booking (e.g. travel, accommodation, work days lost, etc).
    • 9. The course organisers reserve the right to change the course contents, substitute leaders and timetables without advance notice.
    • 10. The organisers hold no responsibility for the contents and clinical application of the material taught on the courses.
    • 11. Certificate of attendance and a receipt will be issued at the end of the course.
    • 12. Due to privacy issues photography and video recording is not allowed during the workshops.



    BOOKING

    Yes, I accept the above terms and conditions.   


     
     
    Jennie Longbottom is Director of ALIED training, a company providing post graduate acupuncture teaching for qualified health care practitioners. She is also Director and Practice Principal of Parks Therapy Centre, a multi-disciplinary practice based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Jennie is a lecturer and researcher both in acupuncture and pain management at a number of UK Universities. Jennie graduated from the Physiotherapy School at Birmingham University in 1974, followed by Psychology and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma from China. She holds MSc Acupuncture from Coventry University. Jennie is editor of Acupuncture in Manual Therapy published in 2009.
     

     
     
  • INTRODUCTION TO AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE
     
    Jennie Longbottom

  •  
    In this practical workshop Jennie will explore the use of auricular acupuncture (AA) to manage pain, anxiety, stress and sympathetically dysfunctional states. She will examine the scientific base of auricular acupuncture and discuss its integration within manual/physical therapy and palliative care. The course will discuss and critically analyse the parasympathetic model of auricular acupuncture in the management of:
  • Pain (sympathetically maintained pain)
  • Anxiety and general depression
  • Sleep


  • This is a theoretical and practical course with practical needling of the ear. Delegates will be required to sign a health screening consent form and to actively receive and give auricular needling. The course is suitable for all acupuncturists. Delegates are required to have successfully undertaken a Foundation Acupuncture Training, although this does not exclude those delegates who already use trigger point, dry needling within their clinical scope.


    LEARNING OUTCOMES
    Following this workshop delegates will have:

  • 1. An increased understanding of the neural mechanisms of AA
  • 2. An increased understanding of the homeostatic model of AA in balancing the Sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS)
  • 3. An understanding of the actions of AA on Trigeminal and Valgal network
  • 4. An understanding of the central, neural responses to AA, especially on sleep, anxiety and complex pain management
  • 5. A critical analysis of current evidence of AA to support cost-effectiveness and clinical effectiveness of acupuncture in manual therapy
  • 6. A clinical reasoning model for justification of AA in manual therapy
  • Needles will be supplied by the course organiser.


    SUGGESTED PRE-COURSE READING

    1. Han Li, Yin-Ping Wang (2012) Effect of auricular acupuncture on gastrointestinal motility and its relationship with vagal activity. Acupuncture in Medicine, first published online, 4 December.
    2. Chalmers, J., (2007) Modern Auricular Therapy: A Brief History and the Discovery of the Vascular Autonomic Signal. Journal of Chinese Medicine, 84.
    3. Pickett H., (2011) Battlefield Acupuncture. Journal of Chinese Medicine, 96.

     
    COURSE DATE: 24 Oct 2013

    CPD hours: 2  • cost: £45 

     
      CPDA Ltd.  GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    • 1. All students must be prepared to give and receive needling. Learning safe needling practice and undergoing the experience of being needled are integral parts of the Foundation Course and there can be no exceptions,
    • 2. Any students who have conditions that may be aggravated by any Acupuncture procedure should not participate in the course. Any student who may be pregnant, or is actively trying to become pregnant must not participate in the course,
    • 3. All students must have the facility to practise needling freely in their place of work between the course parts and following the course,
    • 4. All students must have Trust or Private Practice protocols in situ for active use of Acupuncture within their practice,
    • 5. All students must have appropriate professional indemnity insurance for the use of Acupuncture within their scope of practice.
    • 6. All deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to other courses or lectures
    • 7. Details of the venue, starting times and a copy of the programme will be sent to you with confirmation of your booking.
    • 8. In the unlikely case that CPDA has to cancel a course or lecture, all deposits will be refunded in full.
      CPDO is not financially responsible for any of the participant's expenses associated with the booking (e.g. travel, accommodation, work days lost, etc).
    • 9. The course organisers reserve the right to change the course contents, substitute leaders and timetables without advance notice.
    • 10. The organisers hold no responsibility for the contents and clinical application of the material taught on the courses.
    • 11. Certificate of attendance and a receipt will be issued at the end of the course.
    • 12. Due to privacy issues photography and video recording is not allowed during the workshops.



    BOOKING

    Yes, I accept the above terms and conditions.   


     
     
    Jennie Longbottom is Director of ALIED training, a company providing post graduate acupuncture teaching for qualified health care practitioners. She is also Director and Practice Principal of Parks Therapy Centre, a multi-disciplinary practice based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Jennie is a lecturer and researcher both in acupuncture and pain management at a number of UK Universities. Jennie graduated from the Physiotherapy School at Birmingham University in 1974, followed by Psychology and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma from China. She holds MSc Acupuncture from Coventry University. Jennie is editor of Acupuncture in Manual Therapy published in 2009.
     

     
     
  • INCORPORATING ELECTRO-ACUPUNCTURE IN MANUAL AND PHYSICAL THERAPIES
     
    Jennie Longbottom

  •  
    This is a two hour CPD workshop Jennie will introduce the use of Electro-Acupuncture (EA) for treating complex pain presentations, such as central sensitisation and complex regional pain. The course will examine the scientific basis of EA and discusses its integration within manual/physical therapy and palliative care. The aim of this course is to de-mystify some of the theories and models of EA. It will offer a Western, evidence-based, clinically effective approach that can be integrated within manual and physical therapy and palliative care. The course will discuss and critically analyse the complex pain presentations in the management of:

  • Central sensitisation
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Neuropathic pain

  • This is a theoretical and practical course with practical needling. Delegates will be required to sign a health screening consent form and to actively receive and give needling. Delegates are required to have successfully undertaken a Foundation Acupuncture Training, although this does not exclude those delegates who already use trigger point, dry needling within their clinical scope. Learning Outcomes Following this workshop delegates will have:

  • 1. An understanding of the EA model on neural mechanisms
  • 2. Safety issues of EA
  • 3. Neural mechanisms of EA with regard to brain mapping, neuroplasticity and pain memory
  • 4. A critical analysis of current evidence of EA to support cost-effectiveness and clinical effectiveness of acupuncture in manual therapy.
  • 5. A clinical reasoning model for justification of AA in manual therapy.
  • Needles will be supplied by the course organiser.


    SUGGESTED PRE-COURSE READING
    1. Chen X.H., Han Ji S., (1992) All three types of opioid receptors in the spinal cord are important for 2/15 Hz electroacupuncture analgesia. European Journal of Pharmacology, 211(2): 203-210
    2. Gim, G.T et al (2011) Electro-acupuncture attenuates mechanical and warm allodynia through suppression of spinal glial activation in a rat model of neuropathic pain. Brain Research Bulletin, 86 (5–6): 403-411
    3. Mayor D., (2007) Electroacupuncture: A practical manual and resource. Churchill Livingstone


     
    COURSE DATE: 21 Nov 2013

    CPD hours: 2  • cost: £45 

     
      CPDA Ltd.  GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    • 1. All students must be prepared to give and receive needling. Learning safe needling practice and undergoing the experience of being needled are integral parts of the Foundation Course and there can be no exceptions,
    • 2. Any students who have conditions that may be aggravated by any Acupuncture procedure should not participate in the course. Any student who may be pregnant, or is actively trying to become pregnant must not participate in the course,
    • 3. All students must have the facility to practise needling freely in their place of work between the course parts and following the course,
    • 4. All students must have Trust or Private Practice protocols in situ for active use of Acupuncture within their practice,
    • 5. All students must have appropriate professional indemnity insurance for the use of Acupuncture within their scope of practice.
    • 6. All deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to other courses or lectures
    • 7. Details of the venue, starting times and a copy of the programme will be sent to you with confirmation of your booking.
    • 8. In the unlikely case that CPDA has to cancel a course or lecture, all deposits will be refunded in full.
      CPDO is not financially responsible for any of the participant's expenses associated with the booking (e.g. travel, accommodation, work days lost, etc).
    • 9. The course organisers reserve the right to change the course contents, substitute leaders and timetables without advance notice.
    • 10. The organisers hold no responsibility for the contents and clinical application of the material taught on the courses.
    • 11. Certificate of attendance and a receipt will be issued at the end of the course.
    • 12. Due to privacy issues photography and video recording is not allowed during the workshops.



    BOOKING

    Yes, I accept the above terms and conditions.   


     
     
    Jennie Longbottom is Director of ALIED training, a company providing post graduate acupuncture teaching for qualified health care practitioners. She is also Director and Practice Principal of Parks Therapy Centre, a multi-disciplinary practice based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Jennie is a lecturer and researcher both in acupuncture and pain management at a number of UK Universities. Jennie graduated from the Physiotherapy School at Birmingham University in 1974, followed by Psychology and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma from China. She holds MSc Acupuncture from Coventry University. Jennie is editor of Acupuncture in Manual Therapy published in 2009.
     

     
     

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