Category: Acupuncture Courses

Extent of acupuncture services being offered to patients via primary care services in the UK

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Extent of acupuncture services being offered to patients via primary care services in the UK

A large proportion of the responding GPs (58%; n = 208 / 358) reported that they had arranged CAM for their patients, with the most popular therapies being acupuncture (47%; n = 169),

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BMA survey—The use of acupuncture in primary care services

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BMA survey—The use of acupuncture in primary care services

A random sample of 650 UK general practitioners was selected from the BMA GP members' database of 27,922, representing 1.6% of the GP population overall and 2.3% of BMA GP members.

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GPs’ knowledge about acupuncture

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GPs’ knowledge about acupuncture

Interestingly, despite the relatively high numbers of GPs arranging for their patients to visit acupuncturists, GPs tend to rate their knowledge about the therapy as relatively poor-for example,

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National occupational standards in CAM

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National occupational standards in CAM

In the UK, an independent national training organisation, Healthwork UK, is assessing training needs for some professions within the health care sector.

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National guidelines for acupuncture training

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National guidelines for acupuncture training

With the increasing use of acupuncture, the need for a common language to facilitate communication in teaching, research, clinical practice and exchange of information became essential.

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Acupuncture organisations

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Acupuncture organisations

Medically qualified individuals can undertake parttime training (for example, short courses of up to five days duration or during weekends) provided by the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS).

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University teaching of acupuncture

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University teaching of acupuncture

Acupuncture is now established as a degree course at Bachelor level in at least two UK universities, run over three or five years, with a higher degree Masters course available for qualified physiotherapists.

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BMA and CAM acupuncture courses

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BMA and CAM acupuncture courses

A BMA survey of CAM bodies (1993) reflected that there was a considerable range of standards, aspirations, and levels of training for practitioners of CAM therapies. At one end of the spectrum,

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British Acupuncture Accreditation Board

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British Acupuncture Accreditation Board

As a result of a joint initiative of the Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Council for Acupuncture (CCAM / CFA) in the UK, a structure for accrediting independent schools and colleges

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TCM and teaching acupuncture

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TCM and teaching acupuncture

Techniques and philosophies in acupuncture have been evolving for over 3,000 years in a wide range of countries and these diverse traditions have been reflected in the training provided in national colleges.

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