Needle Technique and Bodywork course with Conny and Zarig Cooper (28th-29th Sep 2019)

There is so much more to needling technique than “turning the needle clockwise or counter-clockwise and using your intention”!

This CPD course focusses on practical clinical skills, as taught to us by Andrew Nugent-Head. We will cover three essential needle techniques: Burning Mountain, Cooling Sky and Channel Travelling. Although these techniques are now sometimes described as “advanced”, they really are fundamental needle techniques which every Chinese doctor of old would have been familiar with. We will also look at Sparrow-pecking, the main needling technique used in ashi treatment to understand when it is relevant to treat internal disease. We will also cover three fundamental bodywork techniques, that mirror our needlework in manipulating the patient’s Qi. Together, all these belong in every modern practitioner’s repertoire of clinical skills as fundamental and profound ways of working with the patient’s health through warming (tonifying), cooling (draining), and flowing (coursing the Qi).

This course was set up as we hope to spread the understanding and use of these fundamental clinical skills within the acupuncture community in the UK. At the end of it, we hope that participants will have taken their practical skills to a new level and will be more confident and effective practitioners.

Conny and Zarig are experienced Chinese Medicine Practitioners running a busy clinic in North-West London. They are on Andrew Nugent-Head’s teaching team and travel internationally to assist at his seminars.

Pre-requisites: Acupuncture practitioners and final year students.

Bookings: email your interest to:

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Cost: £150 if paid by 8th September 2019, £160 after that.

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Date & Time: 28th-29th September 2019 (10:00am – 5:00pm)

Venue location on Google Maps:
The City College of Acupuncture

Managing the Menopause with Acupuncture with Paul Johnson (Sat 26 Oct 2019)

This one day course covers the main complaints and complications that women may face during the menopause. Commonly encountered symptoms are explained and explored in terms of TCM treatments with reference to both historical sources and contemporary research. This course is suitable for:

• Third year students and recent graduates who do not yet have much experience of this area
• More experienced practitioners who may already be treating these issues but who would like to deepen their knowledge

Pre-requisites: Acupuncture third year students and graduates

Cost: £95

Bookings:For more information and to book, please download the itinerary and booking form on this page or contact

Date & Time: Saturday 26th October 2019 (10:00am – 5:00pm)

Organiser: Paul Johnson

Venue location on Google Maps:
The City College of Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Fertility and IVF Support with Paul Johnson (Sat 16th – Sun 17th Nov)

Accredited by the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN)

This two-day seminar will review both the Western medical and TCM understanding of the menstrual cycle and will cover ways of boosting natural fertility and supporting IVF with acupuncture. It will look at troubleshooting so-called ‘unexplained’ infertility, an area where TCM can be of great benefit.

This seminar will also cover all the Western medical jargon and test results that you need to understand to be able to speak to your patients with confidence. A detailed outline of the day’s topics and an application form are in the attached document. Learning will be consolidated with case studies.

This seminar is suitable for third year students and graduates with an interest in learning more about this specialism. Acupuncture has become increasingly used to treat infertility and support IVF over the past decade and provides a large part of many acupuncturists income.

Attendees of this course will be eligible for membership of the Acupuncture Fertility Network.

Pre-requisites: Acupuncture third year students and graduates

Cost: £190

Bookings: For more information and to book, please download the booking form on this page or email:

Date & Time: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2019 (9:30am – 5:00pm)

Organiser: Paul Johnson

Venue location on Google Maps:

The City College of Acupuncture