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.
The seminar aims to help students achieve:
Detailed practical understanding of the musculoskeletal structural and functional anatomy and the Acupuncture Meridians of the area
Understanding of the common pathology patterns of the area and their aetiology
Perform diagnostic palpation of the muscles of the area and their trigger points
Personal experience and understanding of the application of local and distal acupoint stimulation (acupressure), which control the principle muscles of the area
Theoretical part – morning session 10am-1pm
Musculo-skeletal anatomy of the area
Relationship of the muscles to the acupuncture meridians
Posture and normal function of the area
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.
Muscles and trigger points of the area palpation diagnosis
Muscle-relevant local and distal acupuncture points location and acupressure (finger) stimulation
Stretches and mobilisation/adjustment manipulations
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.
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:
Dragomir Lubomirov MSc, FAcS
Vice Principal of CCM West London
Chair of the CCM Academic board