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Welcome

The Healing & Acupuncture College was founded in 2008 to run short acupuncture courses. We are located in the beautiful city of Bath just 90 minutes from London where we offer our fast track course in acupuncture. The college makes it possible for almost anyone to study acupuncture so long as they have internet access and can attend for just one full weekend per month.

We also offer our postgraduate programme and many students choose to continue after the main course in order to obtain a diploma. Currently postgraduate adds Cosmetic Acupuncture, Acupuncture for Fertility, Ear Acupuncture and extended clinical practice.

COVID: Acupuncture has recently been granted cat2220 status by the department of health. This allows us to teach essential practical techniques in a covid safe teaching environment.

Welcome

The Healing & Acupuncture College was founded in 2008 to run short acupuncture courses. We are located in the beautiful city of Bath just 90 minutes from London where we offer our fast track course in acupuncture. The college makes it possible for almost anyone to study acupuncture so long as they have internet access and can attend for just one full weekend per month.

We also offer our postgraduate programme and many students choose to continue after the main course in order to obtain a diploma. Currently postgraduate adds Cosmetic Acupuncture, Acupuncture for Fertility, Ear Acupuncture and extended clinical practice.

The HAC Course

  • Study using our online resources including video, directed reading, assignments and evaluations.
  • Acupuncture courses over 8 modules in small groups for focussed instruction & rapid learning.
  • Attend for one full weekend at the end of each module, a total attendance requirement of 8 weekends over 8 – 10 months.
  • Most theory is learnt online and the attending days concentrate on practical skills such as point location and needling, diagnosis, clinical work and self-development.
  • Students qualify to practice acupuncture and can work safely and legally in the UK using our qualification.

Your New Career in Acupuncture

  • An affordable and practical way to retrain whilst still fulfilling your existing work and family commitments.
  • Flexible acupuncture courses working as you build a practice to suit your individual ambitions and circumstances.
  • Get Inspired! Study a subject to broaden your horizons and develop your hidden potential.
  • Learn how to help others in your community whilst feeling real job satisfaction.

“A great college to have been a student of and what a great way to learn. The short Acupuncture course is long enough to make you into a confident practitioner without dragging on like some other courses. The Learning environment is friendly and professional in groups that are small enough to be personal, yet still giving a group feel. Overall this is a great course at a good price and a great learning experience.”

Martin – Graduate 2016.

Student Reviews

Acupuncture at HAC

★★★★★
This was an excellent course, and I gained a lot from it. The content was well organised and contained lots of practical learning. Jamie and his team are great instructors, explain the material clearly, with plenty of hands-on practice. this college is great place to start acupuncture.
- Shahram

Acupuncture Study

★★★★★
Jamie’s knowledge on the subject is immense, his teaching methods are relaxed and quite informal. I would recommend this course for anyone about to take their first step on the TCM ,5 Element theory based acupuncture road.
- Robert Gilmaney

Outstanding Start to a Wonderful Career

★★★★★
I recently completed and qualified from Jamie's course, plus the diploma course, and I'm so glad that I took the plunge. TCM is such an amazing and interesting modality in healing. Plus I finished the course feeling confident in my training and knowledge. I have successfully integrated it into my massage business and within days of telling clients I'm up and running with acupuncture I started picking up clients for acupuncture. Now within weeks of starting, I have a fully booked clinic of acupuncture clients on top of my already busy massage clinic. I can't thank Jamie enough for making this possible by creating this short TCM course. Dionne Elliott
- Dionne

Good balance of TCM & 5 Elements

★★★★★
Jamie is an excellent teacher. I really enjoyed my time on the course and learned a good balance between TCM and 5 element acupuncture. One of the great things about this course is the hands-on needling experience you get. We were given plenty of one on one time to get guidance and ask questions. The online videos are easily accessible to go back over the content. This is a fantastic course to get you started on your journey as an acupuncturist safely and confidently.
- Brian

Highly Recommended

★★★★★
“Excellent course providing the opportunity to graduate as an acupuncturist in a reasonable time scale and at an affordable cost. As a graduate of the college, I would highly recommend this course.”
- Emma

Exceeded Expectations

★★★★★
"Having completed the course, my expectations were far exceeded. I am left with a sense of confidence and certainty in my ability as a practitioner and inspired to continue down the route of fertility and female health. I feel honoured and privileged to have had the pleasure of hearing Jamie lecture. The topics discussed were delivered in a captivating and straightforward way. Most importantly, practical treatment approaches and fundamental principles in TCM and 5E were covered. From day one there has been an emphasis on practice as much as on theory. Most days consisted of a lecture combined with demonstrations and student practice relevant to the day’s teaching. We were introduced to a wide range of acupuncture techniques and equipment such as electro-acupuncture, moxa, cupping and various complimentary massage techniques to name a few. This allows us to practice and experience with confidence all that acupuncture has to offer. During the post grad part of the course, we participated in lectures on topics such as sport injuries, auricular acupuncture, gynaecology, cancer and facial rejuvenation given by acupuncturists who specialize in those fields. The lectures were insightful and incredibly interesting. In clinic (post grad) we treated patients under supervision. This allowed us to put what we’ve learned into practice and discuss and adjust treatment plans with Jamie’s guidance as needed. Throughout the course he was great for giving constructive feedback tailored to the individual student’s need and was always welcoming of questions. As previously stated, my expectations of this course were far exceeded. I recommend this course to anyone interested in Acupuncture and healing”.
- Sierra

Practical, Physical, Energetic

★★★★★
“The HAC Acupuncture course with Jamie was exactly what I was looking for. Being a body worker with a good level of anatomical knowledge, it has given me a safe and simplified foundation to offer acupuncture as part of healing. I wanted to learn the practical, physical and energetic side to acupuncture within Chinese Medicine. The course delivered exactly that. The learning environment is informal and relaxed, yet safe and professional. Highly recommend this as a great basis to understand TCM and acupuncture.
- Jo

The Teaching Team

Jamie Hedger

Jamie founded the college and is the main lecturer appearing on most of the videos and in classes. He has been running acupuncture courses for 10 years and has more than 25 years experience teaching and practicing acupuncture.

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Emma Guy

Emma assists Jamie with teaching and also covers her own specialist subjects on the course: Treating cancer and marketing your practice. Emma runs several clinics in the Chester area.

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Richard Jackson

A highly experienced acupuncturist and a specialist in treating fertility and gynecology, Richard serves as our external examiner and as a Postgraduate teacher.

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Assistants

We often have graduates of the college come and assist with classes on our acupuncture courses where we are learning skills like point location or cupping.

Our graduates are members of the AA

Contact Us – Any Questions

Our Course & Location in Bath

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What We Learn - Practical Techniques - Undergraduate

Point Location & Needling Skills

These are core skills for an acupuncturist and we spend a lot of time on them. Firstly at home where students will read and watch video and then also in our practical sessions.

Cupping

Cupping is a useful skill and we often use it alongside acupuncture. We sometimes take the opportunity to learn some massage skills as well if students request it.

Pulse Taking

This is another important skill for acupuncturists and we encourage students to practice on friends, family and anyone else they can find.

What We Learn - Specialisations - Postgraduate

Acupuncture fertility

Fertility, Pregnancy & Gynecology

Womens health has become the hot topic for acupuncture recently. So during the postgraduate course we spend two full days on this with a specialist lecturer.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

We spend a full day on this with a presentation in the morning, a full demonstration and then a chance to practice the techniques on colleagues.

Ear Acupuncture (Auriculotherapy)

Although ear acupuncture is best known for the NADA protocol used in drug rehab it is also very useful for many other conditions. We spend an additional day on this.

Jamie introduces

The Online+ Fast track acupuncture course.

Jamie introduces

Online+ Fast-Track Acupuncture Course

& Postgraduate Course

See us on U – Tube

See a selection of free videos including some that are included on the course.

See us on U – Tube

See a selection of free videos including some that are included on the course.

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Frequent Questions (FAQ's)

What Qualification will I get?

We are a BAF registered training college and upon completion of the course you will qualify with our Certificate to Practice. This will enable you to join the acupunctureassociation.

NOW – Upon completion of our postgraduate course you will be awarded with a level 4 diploma. Details

Can I make a Career out of Acupuncture?

Yes you will, so long as you put the necessary work and commitment into it. People build their practices in their own way. Some are good at networking, some are expert marketers, others just attract patients through word of mouth. There is no doubt that there are people “out there” who need acupuncture. So long as you have a plan for how you intend to build your practice and you work hard you can earn money through acupuncture.

How Much Does it Cost? – Costs are fully explained here

What about Energy & Spiritual Development?

Too right, we are never going to let you forget what acupuncture is really about. Theory and academia are one part of the training but you are the other. It is the unique relationship that we have with Qi (energy) and how we develop it that really matters in acupuncture. We need to bring that uniqueness into a thereputic relationship with our patients. That’s where the real magic/healing happens and thats why we are called the Healing & Acupuncture College.

Who Can Do the Course – Are there Entry Requirements?

We welcome people from all walks of life. Students need to be over 20 and have some life/work experience, but our basic policy is to be open to all wherever possible. If in doubt please ask or maybe even come and see us. We will see what we can do for you.

Acupuncture Treatments

If you are looking for acupuncture treatment it may be useful to know that during the latter part of the course and during the postgraduate course we run a student acupuncture clinic. This is a great opportunity to have treatment at low cost (£5) from enthuastic students working under supervision. The clinic does not run all the time but if you would like to attend when it does please send us an e-mail and we will let you know when the next one is running.

To see if there is an acupuncturist available near you or find about which insurance companies will cover acupuncture see the acupunctureassociation website.

Acupuncture Treatments

If you are looking for acupuncture treatment it may be useful to know that during the latter part of the course and during the postgraduate course we run a student acupuncture clinic. This is a great opportunity to have treatment at low cost (£5) from enthuastic students working under supervision. The clinic does not run all the time but if you would like to attend when it does please send us an e-mail and we will let you know when the next one is running.

To see if there is an acupuncturist available near you or find about which insurance companies will cover acupuncture see the acupunctureassociation website.

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