AACP Basic Acupuncture Foundation Course

Dr Christopher Norris was one of the founding AACP tutors who established the 6 day acupuncture foundation course, and his course has been accredited from the outset.  He is the author of two textbooks on acupuncture practice for musculoskeletal (MSK) practitioners.  

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The AACP accredited acupuncture foundation course is open only to UK Chartered Physiotherapists or Physiotherapists practicing overseas with equivalent qualifications. Course graduates once passed are issued with a certificate for a one year complimentary  AACP membership and are able to join this professional network group should they wish to do so.

Foundation courses for other practitioner groups such as graduate sports therapists / rehabilitators, osteopaths and chiropractors are still taught, but as non-accredited Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Foundation courses taught outside the UK as intensive 6 day blocks are again as CPD only and will not be accredited by AACP.

Post basic acupuncture courses are open to all registered practitioners with acupuncture training and are again taught as non-accredited CPD.

Foundation Course

A six day (2, 3 day weekends or 6 single days) course. A four week gap is left between parts one and two.

Meridian pathways / what is an acupuncture point / basic point identification / safe needling / dangers and contraindications / introduction to TCM / pain mechanisms / point needling / point combination / treatment protocols / short answer test paper / Chinese body measurement / extensive practice

Please note that all students applying for the Acupuncture Foundation Course must be registered chartered physiotherapists (MCSP) and will need to supply their CSP registration number.

Unless otherwise stated, this course is AACP accredited.

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“Excellent course, brilliantly delivered and totally relevant. Best acupuncture course and tutor I have experienced.”

Senior physiotherapist

“Feel confident to return to acupuncture!”

Private physiotherapist