Welcome to the HAC Online acupuncture course all of which can be accessed from this page. Before purchasing you can watch the sample video and download the notes that go along with it. When you are ready you can purchase the online lessons in blocks of two. The cost is £105 each block and this includes 4 videos and 2x notes (so the cost of the whole online course is £525). After payment we will e-mail you within 24 hours (usually within 3 hours) with passwords and links, you will be free to access the videos for 2 months. If there is any delay or if you have any questions or feedback please mail us using the "contact" link above.
Although this course is comprehensive in its coverage it cannot give you the hands on practical work and feedback you need to actually be an acupuncturist and qualify to practice. You may find a local practitioner or college or this course may serve as a good introduction to acupuncture to inspire you to go further. There are some more free clips on U-Tube.
If you wish to continue and do our attending course you can find details using the links above and remember that £500 can be deducted from the attending course fee should you decide to train with us (this offer applies so long as we have a suitable course and place available).
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In Lesson 1 Jamie discusses the history of acupuncture and its development in the West. He compares TCM vs 5 Element acupuncture, brings context and discusses the concept and nature of Qi, energy, nature, the climates and seasons. He also speaks about practitioner development, attitudes and opinions and how to develop of feeling for Qi in your own way. In pt2 he introduces the 5 Elements chart and the Sheng and Co cycles, and then demonstrates how to measure the lower leg and locate 2 important acupuncture points.
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Lesson 2: 5 Elements and TCM acupuncture, we explore the different approaches. A conversation about the concept of officials and Yin/Yang theory which are two key theoretical foundations upon which almost all acupuncture theory is formulated. We go on to demonstrate needle types, packaging and how to needle a point on the leg.
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Lesson 3, The Spleen and Stomach and the Earth element. Looking at Earth in terms of how it will manifest in a persons emotion and also from a TCM perspective, the functions and key pathologies attributed to St/Sp disharmony. How to take and record pulses, demo and discussion.
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Lesson 4, The Metal element and the Lu/Co, discussing the elemental and TCM approaches to Metal. Moxabustion, demonstration and discussion of different ways to apply heat, Moxa box, Moxa stick, Moxa on needle and Heatlamp.
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Lesson 5, The water element in 5E and TCM terms, Jing and Shen. The back Shu points, their location/nature and uses. Demonstration of locating back points seated, the AE drain, cupping techniques including fire cupping and sliding cupping.
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Lesson 6, Talking about the wood element in terms of elements (for TCM see notes). Past master Anton Jayasariya from Shrilanka talks about pulses and pulse taking.
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Lesson 7, Fire the fire element and the Heart, discussing 5E, TCM and traditional views of the Heart and Pericardium in Chinese Medicine. Anton continues with tongue diagnosis discussion and slide presentation.
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Lesson 8, Blocks of all kinds, mental, emotional or Qi related. Including concepts of AE, Possession, H/W and CV/GV blocks. The concept of 6 divisions and a demo and explanation of how/why we bleed a nail point.
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Lesson 9, Points, needling, skills, general discussion. The Chinese clock, electro acupuncture, needling the back, 7 star hammer, Gua Sha, Derma roller etc.
Lesson 10 Introduction
About Lesson 10
Watch the videos and see what conclusions you can come to before you read the notes.
Remember that you are observing people, so you need to pay attention not only to what they say but also to your own feelings/experience in order to guide you as to how you could best help them. You may wish to practice case taking (best on people you dont know well) if you can.
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Lesson 10 Case 3
About Case 3
We use this complex case on the attending course. As a good practice you can use it as you complete the case form (supplied). This will enable you to see how well you can complete all sections and most importantly: 1, Make a diagnosis. 2, Explain how you came to your diagnosis (aetiology). 3, Formulate a treatment strategy and points selection for first treatment. 4, what is your prognosis & lifestyle advice if any?
If you find that you can no longer access the videos it may be because we have changed the passwords. If you are still within 2 months of your purchase date please contact us for the updates.
We welcome feedback on the course and in particular on anything you have found confusing or difficult to understand.
You will have noticed that the needles we use now are a little different to those Im using in the first video on health and safety. I demonstrate the plastic handled needles which we use most of the time now, except when we are using moxa on the needle obviously. The plastic handles come with a small weld holding them into the guide tube. This dispenses with the "fiddly" little bit of plastic which holds the needle in place in the tube that has to be removed and disposed of. To use a plastic handle needle we simply twist or push to break the weld just before use. This is another thing that its worth practicing before you start working on patients because some people do seem to find it quite difficult.