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Mastering Acupuncture Technique - full session

learn standard acupuncture technique, the ideas behind them plus some key advanced methods in this 6-hour session

If you aspire to acupuncture mastery you need to have real expertise in using the tools of the trade in an adept manner. We are supposed to be expert stimulators but these technical skills are often insufficiently taught. This engaging workshop is delivered by a veteran practitioner and educator will give you increased confidence in your clinical work and, with practice, better clinical results.

Charles Buck has taught this as a 2-day hands-on workshop for practitioners across the EU for over 20 years. The techniques are explained in some detail and demonstrated for you - although obviously you will have to arrange the live practice for yourself.

First you get a concise review of needle technique as taught in China’s medical schools, including:

• point palpation & needling depth
• stages of needling & methods to obtain deqi
• understanding & applying standard bu, xie & even techniques
• psyche aspects & holding qi
• considering “dose” in acupuncture

Next you will build on the core skills when we progress to demos and practice of more advanced techniques, including:

• qi propagation methods
• burning mountain needling
• cool abyss needing
• kan-li harmonisation needling

Using lecture, video and supervised practice Charlie has delivered this hugely popular seminar in small groups to over 1000 acupuncturists across the UK and EU. Feedback is consistently excellent from new graduates as well as from practitioners with decades of experience.

Feedback from Past Attendees

•Difficult to find fault, both content & presentation were excellent. MD
… esp. good was Charlie’s easy rapport with the group – his confidence without being super-egotistical. V. good Powerpoint and video demos of the different needling techniques. SL
the clarity of explanations was the best aspect for me YC
EXCELLENT! David Mayor – Author of Electroacupuntcure
Charlie’s grounded approach, putting acupuncture into clinical reality rather than theoretical hype. EI
Well-organized, great Powerpoint presentation and the films were really helpful too – laid back but with authority. Handouts very helpful. EXCELLENT! Angie Hicks CICM Principle
very interesting – well done! RF
humour, wisdom and demystificationJanice Booth – ex-BAcC Chair
an excellent refresher with lots of new info. EI
Please pass on my appreciation to Charlie Buck – I learned so much just in one day and am looking forward to putting this new knowledge/skill into practice. Thank you. JH
V. informative. I spent some time doing post-grad training in China where some of these techniques were taught to me. However, I had ‘forgotten’ a lot of them, so it has inspired me to review my needling skills. EGS
An excellent day. Inspiring stuffwhich I have already incorporated into my practice. I’d happily recommend the day to fellow practitioners. SK
This could make a profound difference to my treatment style. GHM


Your Instructor


Charles Buck
Charles Buck

I am a UK-based clinician, educator and author on classical acupuncture and Chinese medicine with diverse other interests including science, cognition and PR.

As a med school physiologist in the 1970’s fate led me to explore the neurobiology research into acupuncture’s mechanisms, this triggered a career shift and I began formal Classical acupuncture and CHM study in 1981.

A decade later joined the faculty at a lead UK TCM college and worked variously as senior lecturer, CHM course director and master’s supervisor. In 2000 I gained my MSc on the scientific investigation of TCM medical models and served on the British Acupuncture Council’s (BAcC) research committee as well as gaining experience as MSc External Examiner for various UK universities. Presenting regularly across the EU for 3 decades, I have published numerous papers on our medicine and have a textbook in print on the historical development of acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

I have long been saddened by the resistance our profession has faced and so have been drawn to investigate the dark arts

of PR, branding and belief change. In recent years I havecontributed to platforms such as the EBA and ANF.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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