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Anatomy, Pathology, Palpation Diagnosis and Acupuncture/Acupressure Treatments for Common MSK Conditions

One-Day CPD Seminars/Workshops


Low back and hip: 11 July 2020

Upper back and neck: 12 July 2020

Shoulder: 15 August 2020

Knee: 16 August 2020

Seminars Outline

These are one-day seminars/workshops (10am-5pm) for acupuncture, massage and other physical and sports therapists and personal trainers who want to broaden their knowledge and further their skills. They are designed to fulfil the CPD requirements set by the Acupuncture Society and other professional organisations.

The seminars include a morning theoretical part and a practical afternoon workshop. The theory session covers the principle musculo-skeletal anatomy in relation to the Acupuncture meridians and the common pathological patterns of the area, focusing on their aetiology, diagnosis and treatment. The practical afternoon workshop involves working in pairs performing palpation diagnosis of the different muscles in the different areas and their common trigger points. It also covers acupressure stimulation of the relevant muscle    local and distal acupuncture points.


Participants will be awarded Attendance Certificate in Anatomy, Pathology, Palpation diagnosis and Acupuncture/Acupressure treatments for MSK conditions (of the area covered). The Seminars count as 6 CPD contact-hour points each.


Learning Objectives

The seminar aims to help students achieve:


  1. Detailed practical understanding of the musculoskeletal structural and functional anatomy and the Acupuncture Meridians of the area

  2. Understanding of the common pathology patterns of the area and their aetiology

  3. Perform diagnostic palpation of the muscles of the area and their trigger points

  4. Personal experience and understanding of the application of local and distal acupoint stimulation (acupressure), which control the principle muscles of the area

Seminars Structure

Theoretical part – morning session 10am-1pm

  1. Musculo-skeletal anatomy of the area

  2. Relationship of the muscles to the acupuncture meridians

  3. Posture and normal function of the area

  4. Common pathology patterns and their aetiology

Practical part – afternoon session 2pm-5pm
The practical session is based on demonstration with explanations, practical
work in pairs and discussion.

  1. Muscles and trigger points of the area palpation diagnosis

  2. Muscle-relevant local and distal acupuncture points location and acupressure (finger) stimulation

  3. Stretches and mobilisation/adjustment manipulations

Admission Requirements

The seminar is designed as a CPD course for acupuncture, acupressure, Tuina, Shiatsu, massage and other physical and sports therapists, as well as personal trainers.

Please read our Treatment Safety Check List before attending CCM courses

Seminars Cost

The individual seminar fee is £120.00*

It includes:
1. A 6-hour seminar and workshop
2. Presentation notes (electronic)
3. Attendance certificate

* Minimal of 4 students
** 10% Acupuncture Society Members discount


Please fill in and submit the enrolment form and the course tutor will respond to your email to inform you of whether you have been accepted. If you have any queries about this course please contact Dragomir on 07976253682 or email:

Course Tutor

Dragomir Lubomirov MSc, FAcS
Vice Principal of CCM West London
Chair of the CCM Academic board

For more details about this Tutor click here.

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