What is Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a core element of Chinese Medicine. It is based on the understanding that there is an energy flow in living organisms, which, if blocked, results in diseases. An Acupuncturist resolves this energy flow by placing needles in appropriate Acupuncture points.

Acupuncture works on a deep level to help patients recover their physical and mental harmony. Acupuncture is becoming ever more popular in the world, and opportunities for running independent practice are growing all the time.

Why study Acupuncture with Cavendish

  • Practice-orientated study leading to successful practitioners.
  • Up-to-date educational material
  • Modular program
  • Includes all you need to set up a successful practice.
  • Experienced lecturers who are experts in their field
  • Option to expand your studies further. 

Acupuncture Foundation Course

Code: CMA101

Number of teaching hours: 40 (theory hours: 20. practical hours: 20) 

Entrance assessment: test? interview?

Teaching method: ? face-to-face ? non-face-to-face (online) prerequisite: none

Educational topics

  1. History of acupuncture and acupressure
  2. An introduction to the Chinese medicine and its basic concepts
  3. An introduction to the philosophy and worldview of Yin and Yang
  4. Five Elements Theory 
  5. The mutual relationship between 5 elements
  6. Basic skills in acupressure
  7. Introduction to acupressure techniques
  8. Basic skills in acupuncture
  9. Introduction to the use of acupuncture points
  10. How to work in acupuncture and acupressure practice
  11. Diagnosis of energy status in channels
  12. Knowing the signs of decreasing and increasing Qi
  13. Studies of diseases
  14. Acupressure and acupuncture treatment plans


Learning outcome:

At the end of this foundation course students should be able to:

Prepare treatment plans for the following circumstances:

– Arthritis, eye weakness, smoking cessation, Coccyx pain, hearing problems, Gastritis, chronic thyroid inflammation, constipation, sexual weakness

Basic educational resources 

Teacher’s handout – Ear Atlas book – Acupuncture Atlas book

Additional sources (sources that are cited in the program)

Course duration: 100 hrs  (Lecture: 20hrs, practical: 20hrs, course work and self study: 60hrs)


Method of assessment and evaluation at the end of the course: 

Multiple choice exam plus practical assessment.

Final Award: Cavendish International Certificate