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TCM and Accupuncture

3-Months Foundation Diploma Course (Level 1)

Course Dates

30 September, 1, 2 and October  2023

28, 29, 30 October 2023

2, 3 and 4 December 2023

Course Outline

This is a part-time 3 months level-1 Foundation course in TCM and acupuncture. The course is designed to serve as a theoretical foundation for students with an interest in Oriental medicine and acupuncture or students who wish to deepen their TCM and acupuncture knowledge. The course also
serves as a preparation module for students on practitioner- level courses in TCM, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Orthopedic acupuncture, Tui Na and Acupressure massage.

Course Aims

  • To promote practical understanding of the specific terminology used in TC and to provide theoretical knowledge of TCM anatomy, physiology and pathology that is essential for understanding the causes, mechanisms, clinical features and diagnosis of disease as understood by TCM.

  • To install correct understanding of the acupuncture meridian system and the precise location and action of commonly used acupuncture points.

  • To explain the rational behind TCM and acupuncture principles and methods of diagnosis and treatment


Achievement of the learning outcomes is assessed by continuous verbal
questioning, home assignments, as well as by final on-line multiple-choice
questions exam.


Successful graduates will be awarded Foundation Diploma in TCM and
Acupuncture Level-1.

Course Structure

The course is taught part-time in 9 lecture days running over 3 months - 3 Saturday, Sunday and Monday blocks. The lecture days are 9.30am – 5.30pm. It has 216 study hours, out of which 72 are contact hours and 144 are home study.

The course is comprised of two modules – TCM and Acupuncture modules.

1. TCM Theory Module
- History and philosophy of TCM
- TCM physiology
- TCM aetiology
- TCM pathology: patterns of disharmony
- TCM principles of treatment
- TCM methods of treatment

2. Acupuncture module
- The Historical Development of Acupuncture
- The Ging-Luo – the acupuncture meridian system
- The acupuncture meridians - pathways and points
- The Muscle region of the Regular meridians
- The Extraordinary meridians
- The acupuncture points
- The Extraordinary points
- Methods of locating acupuncture points
- Therapeutic properties of the acupuncture points
- Therapeutic principles and methods of acupuncture
- Manipulation techniques of acupuncture
- Acupuncture contraindications and precautions
- Moxibustion and Cupping therapy
- Acupuncture formulation

Admission Requirements

The course is designed for both working and prospective therapists. It is also
open to anybody with an interest in TCM and acupuncture. As this is a
foundation course, formal anatomy and physiology is not required but is highly

Please read our Treatment Safety Check List before attending CCM courses

Course Cost

The course fee is £1200*

It includes:
- Nine 7-hour sessions

- Copies of the theoretical lectures
- Exam fees

There is a certification fee of £30 for the course

* The course fee is subject to a minimum of 4 students
** Cost of the course for students enrolled on the Orthopedic Acupuncture, Tui Na or Acupressure Massage courses is included in their corresponding course fees


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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