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Course Title: Sports Acupuncture - Practitioners Diploma

Acupuncture is now the most popular treatment by people in Ireland. Acupuncture is the use of inserting needles in empirical points positioned around the body, to assist the body’s own natural healing powers. It is a medical tradition practiced for thousands of years in the orient. Its success is proven by the fact that it survived over this time and today, continues to be an effective treatment for a large number of modern health problems.
Sports Acupuncture often referred to as dry needling or trigger point needling is specifically developed to treat sports injuries and pain syndromes.

Aim of Course:  To enable participants to obtain a Practitioners Diploma in Sports Acupuncture, which certifies their competence to treat sports injuries according to the practical and theoretical principals of Traditional Chinese Medical theory.
Entry Level: This course is open to all health care practitioners who satisfy the following criteria.
  • A recognised anatomy and physiology diploma or equivalent.
  • A recognised qualification in a bodywork therapy, i.e. Tuina, sports massage, physical therapy, physiotherapy, etc
  • All participants must provide proof of adequate malpractice insurance.
  • It is a pre-requisite for all candidates to adhere to a practitioner Code of Ethics and Practice

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Affiliated with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
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Course Validation The course syllabus, its academic structure and the number of hours  have been designed to meet the stringent requirements of the Chinese Academic Authority, through their principal college, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and ZheJiang University of Chinese Medicine

Text Books A list of text books, together with a detailed syllabus pack and course timetable is issued on enrolment.

Course Content: Theory
  • Overview of the historical development of acupuncture especially treating Bi (Pain) Syndrome using acupuncture in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain
  • Overview of several popular approaches to sports acupuncture and their theoretical basis.
  • Explanation of the context in which Sports Acupuncture, dry and trigger point needling exists in relation to traditional acupuncture
  • An explanation of some of the current proposed mechanisms of action and range of effects of Sports Acupuncture
  • Health and safety regulations and requirements
  • Contraindications, warnings and incident management
  • Introduction to the Sports Acupuncture approach to musculoskeletal needling
  • Bio Medical acupuncture for Sports
  Practical
  • Basic needle insertion technique
  • Trigger point needling demonstration and practice
  • Differentiation and practice of Sports Acupuncture needling techniques
  • Competency assessment of needling of the vulnerable regions of the body
  • Lower limb
  • Upper limb

Your Lecturers:

euniceHung Tsui Ying has a busy practice in Chinese Medicine in Galway.

She is a respected Tuina master from Taiwan and a master practitioner in Chinese Cosmetic Acupuncture, Chinese Nutrition therapy, Gua Sha therapy, Auricular (ear) acupuncture, Chinese Herbal medicine.

Tsui Ying lectures extensively throughout Ireland and England.

 

 

jamesJames O'Sullivan has a busy Chinese Medicine practice in Lucan.

James also lectures for 5 VEC colleges around Ireland running the under graduate Tuina diploma course, as well as being a visiting lecturer to Beijing and ZheJiang universities in China.

He developed the first under graduate Diploma in Tuina in Ireland.

Many acupuncturists will know his fresh and hands on approach to TCM.

James trained with Hung Shui Chen in Taiwan, a Tuina master practitioner and a living legend in his lifetime.


  Sample Class notes...Asthma
 

Sample Class notes...Psoriasis

  This is an example of the quality of our notes which are developed according to the latest research in effective teaching and optimised learning by James O'Sullivan B.A. Psychology and Lic. Ac. (China), they represent a percentage of lecture content to enable the student to enjoy the lecture, while easily take notes and have time to think and ask those relevant and important questions. 

Practical Extra:  A commitment to full (95%) attendance is necessary to meet with Active Health Foundation requirements for examinations. 

Examination There will be 2 examinations at the end of each year: an exam in TCM theory and exam in TCM practical

Career Opportunities:  You qualify for Professional Indemnity Insurance - allowing you to practice legally in Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales 

You can start your own clinic & practice, by practicing the most effective natural therapies from China

 You can find employment in the rapidly expanding markets such as

  • Healing centre's,
  • Health Centre's,
  • Sports Injury clinics,
  • Beauty Salons,
  • Hotels,
  • Cruise Ships,
  • Health Spas,
  • Gymnasiums.
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Career Progression: You can travel to the source and gain advanced clinical training and experience in our affiliated university and its hospitals in China. Our optional Clinical Experience Trip to China occurs in August/September each year. Advanced Clinical Training in China
Military Hospital Great Wall China Hospital
Course Developer: Active Health Foundation was established to provide authentic and superior training for the enquiring student, based on Traditional and Natural Medical Principals.

Diploma in Tuina If you are already qualified with a Diploma in Tuina Chinese Medical Acupressure, please send me your details, name, address, college and year qualified by email to: james@active-health.org

Duration of Course: 6 weekends (Mondays and Tuesdays) over 6 months. lectures, practical's and clinical experience. See dates below...

bucm
Affiliated with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
bucm

Career Opportunities:  You qualify for Professional Indemnity Insurance - allowing you to practice legally in Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales 

You can start your own clinic & practice, by practicing the most effective natural therapies from China

 You can find employment in the rapidly expanding markets such as

  • Healing centre's,
  • Health Centre's,
  • Sports Injury clinics,
  • Beauty Salons,
  • Hotels,
  • Cruise Ships,
  • Health Spas,
  • Gymnasiums.

Career Progression: You can travel to the source and gain advanced clinical training and experience in our affiliated university and its hospitals in China. Our optional Clinical Experience Trip to China occurs in August/September each year. Advanced Clinical Training in China
Military Hospital Great Wall China Hospital

Next Practitioners Diploma Course starting January 2013 in Galway


Eary Bird Fee
Total Fees - €2,000
Payable as follows:    
Deposit with application €500
Balance payable 4 weeks before 1st Module lecture €1,500

Installment Plan (if required)
Total fees - €2,200
Deposit with application €500

1st. Installment = 1st Module

€700
2nd. Installment = 2nd Module
€500
3rd. Installment = 3rd Module
€500
Total Tuition with installment plan
€2,200
   
The fee for our program covers all tuition, course material (with the exception of the student clinical kit and text books), administration.

Refund Policy
  A deposit of €500 must be paid with application when applying for a course. The College operates a strict policy of non-refund of deposit/fees except where the College is not in a position to fulfil its obligations to the student. The College does not refund fees to students who do not attend classes or finish their course of study.
At the discretion of the college, a portion (€200) of the full deposit (€500) will be refunded in exceptional circumstances, if the student cancels their registration in writing before 1st August 2011

Lecture Dates - 2013

 
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6
Wk-01
Wk-02
Wk-03
Wk-04
Wk-05
Wk-06
Why do we ask for payment in advance?

How to Apply

In the first instance, please fill out the application form and send it to us.

You can download the Word document here.... Application Form, complete it in on your computer and send it by email to james (at) activehealth.ie

Download the application form, complete it fully and send it with your deposit of €500 to:
Active Health address on form

We will then arrange a time and location to meet to discuss if this is the correct course for you.

If time and space allows, I will invite you to sit in on one of our existing lectures, practical's or clinical's.

Need to Talk in Person

I understand that this is a huge step in your life and that you may require more information about this course. There is nothing to replace a face to face. I would be delighted to speak to you over the phone (087) 785 1158 (if I'm in clinic or lecturing, leave a message).
We can arrange a meeting in the Galway Clinic, to answer any question you may have.

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Course Developer: Active Health Foundation was established to provide authentic and superior training for the enquiring student, based on Traditional and Natural Medical Principals.

Diploma in Tuina If you are already qualified with a Diploma in Tuina Chinese Medical Acupressure, please send me your details, name, address, college and year qualified by email to: james@active-health.org

 

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