How will I learn?

How will I learn?  Learning to be an acupuncturist isn’t just about learning where to stick the needles in! You will need to develop a number of different skills to become a successful practitioner.

Academic skills: studying acupuncture takes commitment.

  • Are you able to set aside 10-15 hrs per week for home study? There will be so much to learn!
  • Do you have access to the Internet and IT skills appropriate to this level of study?
  • Will you be able to attend 80% of normal lectures plus 100% of the designated clinical hours? There are no exemptions from the clinical hours.

Therapeutic skills: you will be studying to become a therapist and to work with people in a respectful and appropriate manner

  • Are you aware that studying to be a practitioner will involve self-reflection?
  • Are you happy examining who you are and what motivates you, even if at times this may take you out of your normal comfort zone?

Practical skills: acupuncture is a practical skill and students acquiring these skills will need to participate in being models and working with other students

  • Will you be able to remove/ loosen clothing (behind towels or a screen) down to your underwear in some classes, so that the teaching staff and other students can locate acupoints and anatomy on you?
  • Will you be able to practice skills such as needling and cupping on your classmates, and have them do the same back to you?
  • Will you be able to work on both males and females?

Studying to be an acupuncturist is going to be the hardest things you have ever done, irrespective of how many qualifications you might already have. However, anything that worthwhile is well worth the effort!

If you like the idea of studying a modern subject with roots in ancient wisdom, call us now on 020 7253 1133 or email