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Admission Requirements

The Ethos of our Society is to promote professionalism and health and safety practice to our members who are practising Chinese or Oriental therapies. Members must adhere to our codes of ethics, safe practice, disciplinary and appeals procedures, CPD, practitioner local authority licensing, advertising standards, data protection and insurance requirements.

We have a variety of members who practice different forms of Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Oriental Massage and auxiliary techniques.

Some Traditional Acupuncturists also practice Chinese Herbal Medicine and there are Herbal practitioners who do not practice Acupuncture or may also practice Tuina or Acupressure.

We also have a variety of Oriental massage members these include: Acupressure, Tuina, Korean Hand , Meridian Stretch, Oriental, Thai, Japanese.

Many of our practitioners also use Moxibustion, Cupping, Electro stimulation, Herbal Balms and Poultice and Gua Sha

As our members are multi disciplined training requirements vary and are specific to each discipline

 

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine:

Traditional Acupuncture - 1 year training with level 3 A&P

Traditional Herbalists - 2 years training with level 3 A&P and Knowledge of Individual herb prescriptions

Traditional Acupuncture and Herbalists - 2 years training with level 3 A&P and Knowledge of Individual herb prescriptions

 

Auricular Acupuncture:

Auricular Detox - 2 days training, annual skills verification, open to detox, prison service, stress management and psychology workers

Auricular Pain - 4 days training, must be a bodyworker, therapist or acupuncturist with level 3 A&P, subject to annual skills verification

Auricular Health - 8 days training, must be a bodywork or therapist with level 3 A&P

 

Specific Use Acupuncture:

Orthopaedic/Musculo skeletal - 6 month training, bodyworkers, physiotherapists, osteopaths or acupuncturists, level 3 A&P

Spinal Acupuncture - Diploma level, annual skills verification, bodyworkers, physiotherapists, osteopaths or acupuncturists, level 3 A&P

Cosmetic for Beauticians - level 2 anatomy and beautician with thread vien training

Cosmetic for Acupuncturists - traditional acupuncture, auricular diploma, state registered health professional

Korean hand Acupuncture - must be a bodywork therapist with level 3 A&P

 

Chinese and Oriental Massage Therapists:

Acupressure Massage - must be a bodywork therapist with level 3 A&P

Korean Hand Massage - must be a bodywork therapist with level 3 A&P

Tuina Massage - must be a bodywork therapist with level 3 A&P

Thai Massage - must be a bodywork therapist with level 3 A&P

Japanese Massage - must be a bodywork therapist with level 3 A&P

Oriental Massage - must be a bodywork therapist with level 3 A&P

Meridian Stretch Massage - must be a bodywork therapist with level 3 A&P

 

Auxiliary Therapies:

Body Cupping - must be a bodywork therapist with level 3 A&P

Moxa- must be a bodywork therapist with level 3 A&P

 

Further Queries on Admissions

If your training falls short of our entrance requirement, is specialised and not covered here or documentation is lacking due to a variety of reasons

Please contact us for advice what would be required for admission

Where there is doubt about an application, we may invite you to an interview with our admissions department, there is a fee of £50 for this option



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