The HAC Postgraduate Course

Our postgraduate course runs for 4 weekends over approximately 2 – 4 months and is scheduled to run immediately after the undergraduate course. Many students choose to stay on and do this course which is a natural progression. The course does include some online content but most of the learning is done in the classroom. We tend to split the attending weekends into one clinical day and one “specialisation” day as detailed below.

Student Clinic

We start the student clinic during the undergraduate course and continue post-grad. It will run for one of the days each weekend. The student clinic offers the opportunity to treat people in the local community at a low cost. Students can bring patients from elsewhere as well. This is similar to a multi-bed clinic approach. Students are allocated a patient and where possible they work with that person consistently. This gives the opportunity to build a therapeutic relationship and monitor progress from week to week. It also allows us to discuss cases as a group and plan future treatments. There is no better way to learn acupuncture than by actually doing it and doing so in a supportive environment. This keeps students safe and builds confidence quickly.

Ear Acupuncture - Auriculotherapy

Ear acupuncture is a really useful addition to the basic skills that an acupuncturist needs. One important point about it is that most of the underlying theory was actually developed in the West. This makes it particularly suited to certain kinds of diagnosis that do not easily translate into Chinese Medicine. For example disorders of the brain and nervous system.

Ear acupuncture is best known for its use in detox programmes and we learn the NADA protocol as well. NADA is very well known and established all over the world. We find it an excellent addition to our students’ repertoire of possible treatment options.

Ear Acupuncture - Auriculotherapy

Ear acupuncture is a really useful addition to the basic skills that an acupuncturist needs. One important point about it is that most of the underlying theory was actually developed in the West. This makes it particularly suited to certain kinds of diagnosis that do not easily translate into Chinese Medicine. For example disorders of the brain and nervous system.

Ear acupuncture is best known for its use in detox programmes and we learn the NADA protocol as well. NADA is very well known and established all over the world. We find it an excellent addition to our students’ repertoire of possible treatment options.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Although there are different styles of cosmetic acupuncture they all rely on the basic Chinese Medicine theory students will have learnt on the undergraduate course. On the Cosmetic Acupuncture day will apply that theory and then add some additional skills and introduce some special techniques. These include tools such as Tiger warmers, GuaSha tools, electro-acupuncture and Tui-Na (Chinese Massage) for the face.

The Cosmetic Acupuncture day includes a presentation, downloadable notes, a demonstration and then the opportunity for students to practice on one another. This course is open to our own graduates and graduates of other acupuncture colleges.

Acupuncture for Fertility

Acupuncture has gained a reputation for being really effective to help couples with conception, for both men and women. Acupuncturists often find that they are working with couples who have already sought help from the NHS or private clinics. This means that the more knowledge an acupuncturist has of Western Medicine, gynaecology and its approach to fertility the better. We include two full days of lectures with a specialist in this field on the postgraduate programme. There are also many books available now starting with the one mentioned on our recommended reading list.

Acupuncture for Fertility

Acupuncture has gained a reputation for being really effective to help couples with conception, for both men and women. Acupuncturists often find that they are working with couples who have already sought help from the NHS or private clinics. This means that the more knowledge an acupuncturist has of Western Medicine, gynaecology and its approach to fertility the better. We include two full days of lectures with a specialist in this field on the postgraduate programme. There are also many books available now starting with the one mentioned on our recommended reading list.

Cancer Treatment

Sadly many of us will have to face a cancer diagnosis at some time in our lives and the effect of this can be devastating. Acupuncture can play an important role in helping people and their families once it has been diagnosed and treated, and the person is under the care of their doctor.

Emma Guy has worked with Cancer patients and has even established her own treatment protocol. She will guide students in the best way to do this giving the benefit of her experience. Much of the time cancer treatments are to deal with pain and the effects of chemotherapy. Acupuncture can also help people emotionally and help them to relax at a very traumatic and frightening time.