Master Tung Blood Letting (6th & 7th July) with Philip Weeks

A major part of traditional acupuncture is the use of specialised needles to elicit a few drops of blood, which can have a profound effect on the way the body functions. It is arguably the most powerful treatment method that can be applied in Chinese Medicine. Bleeding is a major component of Master Tung Acupuncture, known for bringing about a rapid and often permanent therapeutic result.  On these two days Philip will cover:

  • The theory of Master Tung bleeding techniques
  • Powerful and very effective protocols for migraines, insomnia, back pain, asthma as well as a Master Tung detoxification method.
  • Learn when bleeding is appropriate, as opposed to acupuncture, and when to use it.
  • Demonstration of Tung bleeding
  • Points for stroke and heart disease
  • Bleeding for hypertension and migraines

Participants will have the opportunity to practice these acupuncture bleeding techniques under clinical supervision.


Philip Weeks has been a practitioner of natural medicine for the last 20 years.  He encountered Tung Acupuncture after his initial training at CICM.  He has a PgD in Nutrition.  He is considered one of the UK’s leading expert on natural medicine and is a Master Herbalist.  He is the author of ‘Make Yourself Better’ and ‘Painful Bladder Syndrome’ published by Singing Dragon. He runs a clinic in Marylebone in central London.


Pre-requisites: Qualified and insured acupuncturist

Bookings: For further information, click to


6 – 7 July (10am – 5pm)

Sunday 7th July (10am – 5pm)


Saturday 6th July – Early Bird £150 – £175 after 15th June

Sunday 7th July – Early Bird £150 – £175 after 15th June

Weekend – Early Bird £300 – £350 after 15th June


Acupuncture for Common Conditions in Pregnancy (25 & 26 May 2019)

CCA acts as a venue for externally-led CPD courses.

This two day course covers the main complaints and complications that women may face during pregnancy. Western medical conditions are explained and explored in terms of TCM treatments with reference to historical sources and contemporary research.

This course is suitable for

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

Subjects covered include

  • A TCM Exploration of Pregnancy
  • Red Flags and Acupuncture Safety Issues
  • Morning Sickness
  • Fatigue and Exhaustion
  • Threatened and Habitual Miscarriage
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Pelvic, Lower Back and Sciatic Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sinusitis
  • Anxiety and Depression in Pregnancy
  • Feelings of Suffocation and Insomnia
  • Turning A Breech
  • Pre-birth Acupuncture and Cervical Ripening
  • Induction

Learning will be consolidated with case studies and, time-permitting, practical demonstrations.


25 & 26 May 2019 (9:00am – 5:00pm)




Paul Johnson

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The City College of Acupuncture

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Treating Musculoskeletal Conditions using Traditional East Asian Medicine and Western Medicine – An Integrated Approach (4-5 May)

with Alex Brazkiewicz

The hardest part in any treatment is correct diagnosis. Channel palpation was a major part of diagnosis in the classical physician’s repertoire, where the physiology of the channels (applied channel theory) was studied alongside zang fu, yin/yang and wu xing. In addition, the beauty of Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM) is the wide array of modalities available to treat the patient – including Acupuncture, Tuina, Herbs, Moxibustion, Ba Guan, Gua Sha, Bleeding, Qi Gong and Tai Qi.

This 2 ­day workshop is practically based and has been designed to enable a practitioner to utilize channel palpation together with applied channel theory and to integrate them with modern western diagnostic methods and the various modalities of TEAM to increase accurate diagnosis and treatment of Channel Sinew and Musculoskeletal conditions.

The course includes class notes and an advised pre-read package (forwarded on receipt of payment) and will be limited to 12 participants to maximise the practical time and individual feedback.

Alex Brazkiewicz is an Acupuncturist and Tuina practitioner, a martial arts student & teacher and student of osteopathy. Alex has a clinic in Worcester where he operates a community-based system.

Pre-requisites: Acupuncture practitioners, Tuina practitioners and final year students of either discipline. Please note that this course is limited to 12 participants, so book early to avoid disappointment.

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4 – 5 May 2019 (9:00am – 5:30pm)



EVENT WEBSITE: East West healthcare CPD

Venue location on Google Maps:

The City College of Acupuncture