Our beautiful training venue offers a comfortable, nurturing learning environment. Free parking is available and East Finchley underground station is a short walk away. We are lucky to have lots of cafes and the station only seconds away.
Acuregen Academy, Baronsmere Road, East Finchley, London N2 9QD
Amanda Shayle +44 7778267778 email firstname.lastname@example.org
General note: Amanda can send you the lasted course syllabus outline based on USA NCCAOM requirements. All new course material ready for March 17 USA trip.
Acuregen Courses have now been established since 2006 and has evolved through research and development within the teaching environment and in our clinics.
Our courses continue to remain “work in progress” and we encourage past students to maintain close contact with us via our private network: The Acuregen Cosmetic Acupuncture Network, now a Facebook group.
TO BOOK or for Further Information PLEASE EMAIL Amanda: email@example.com Our schedule and prices can be found on this website. Please note that Core 1 and 2 is a 4-day course. We offer our Certification course for those not already qualified to practice acupuncture.
Please apply to The College of Chinese Medicine for your certificate on completion of the course. £20 charge direct with The College of Chinese Medicine. This is reduced from the usual £30 for our students.
Membership to the Acupuncture Society is available to course attendees
(upon paying the annual membership fee of £100)
Please note that course fees are non-refundable but may be offset against other courses or products by Acuregen at a later date.
Fees are directly payable by debit card, bank transfer or cheque directly to Acuregen Limited. You will receive an invoice once your application has been accepted. Certificates are issued by application on the CCM website, once approved. There is a charge of £20 payable directly to CCM.
Certification: Participants are awarded a Certificate of Cosmetic Acupuncture and are eligible for membership as Cosmetic Acupuncture Practitioner Member of the Acupuncture Society and are therefore entitled to use the initials MAcS CA.
(Annual membership to the Acupuncture Society is £100) Participants will also be invited to join our Acuregen Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture Network.
Acuregen Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture Core 1 (2 days)
Acuregen courses have now been established since 2006 and has evolved through research and development within the teaching environment and in our clinics. Our courses continue to remain “work in progress” and we encourage past students to maintain close contact with us via our private network: The Acuregen Cosmetic Acupuncture Network, now a Facebook group. In addition we offer special prices for our new programme of Master Classes for 2017, once Core 1 and Core 2 have been completed.
This course covers the theory and concepts behind why the system works so effectively and is dealt with at a scientific level to give practitioners the tools they need to explain likely outcomes to their patients. We teach methods of audit and evaluation as well as how to structure a treatment plan to maximise outcomes. Our training programme ensures ethical, safe and good clinical practice. A full range of unique specialist materials has been developed to support our work and these are available to past students at concessionary prices.
Undertaking Core 1 will give you the basic knowledge and skills, but our Core 2 Advanced Cosmetic Acupuncture & Medical Microneedling adds the finishing touches with advanced techniques, giving a full portfolio of treatments including the microneedling roller and pen and adds weight to Core 1 basic training
A full theory pack for each module is available to download in advance of the essential face-to-face clinical days. It is not advisable or possible to achieve these specialist skills with on line training only.
The 2018 course will feature the best of latest editions of the workshops taught internationally
This 2-day CPD seminar is very practically orientated with lots of hands-on training. The basis of TCM anti-ageing treatments is explained both in scientific and traditional terms. This aims to demonstrate how acupuncture works on a cellular level and hence by which mechanisms it appears to slow down and reverse the effects of ageing.
Groups are small to ensure that participants are confident and competent with the techniques being shown. Our international seminars are larger so visit the UK courses for a more personalised tuition advantage.
Techniques shown will allow participants to approach treatment of most beauty concerns confidently and effectively. Built into the training is how to understand factors that may mitigate patient expectations and outcomes from such a treatment: Lines and Wrinkles, Enlarged Pores, Acne Scarring, Discoloration, Dull Complexion, Dryness, Sagging and Loss of Muscle Tone, Puffy Eyes, Sagging Neck.
Aged décolleté, Body areas, Acne and other dermatological problems will be covered and more advanced solutions applied in Core 2.
The Acuregen range of skincare will be used during this course. These products contain absolutely no parabens or harmful compounds and are completely safe and appropriate for use with cosmetic acupuncture procedures. You will receive skincare training and this is covered under our Balens policy. The skincare products are available to you at a discounted price. The opportunity to become stockists at a higher discount level with volumes of 6 per item gives you a business window to retail them to your clients.
We will continue to support your cosmetic acupuncture business with PR activities with the chance to join our select team for which PR activities will support your business moving forward.
Please feel free to bring any other cosmetic skin products for discussion.
You will be invited to become a member of the private Acuregen Cosmetic Acupuncture Network Facebook Forum which will enable you to stay in touch, ask questions and share case studies and research. There is no charge for this membership but we do hope that you will become an active, interested participant and enjoy the opportunities for safe and effective practice that this offers. We will post regular CPD events and workshops and, ultimately, the Network will become a platform for a self-regulatory group and will comply with required criteria for future Government regulation. Active involvement will earn you CPD points that will be awarded to individuals each year. Individual activity is logged on the Forum, as are conversation threads as evidence.
AFTER THE COURSE
You will be invited to become a member of the private Acuregen Cosmetic Acupuncture Network Facebook Forum which will enable you to stay in touch, ask questions and share case studies and research. There is no charge for this membership but we do hope that you will become an active, interested participant and enjoy the opportunities for safe and effective practice that this offers. We will post regular CPD events and workshops and, ultimately, the Network will become a platform for a self-regulatory group and will comply with required criteria for future Government regulation. Active involvement will earn you CPD points that will be awarded to individuals each year. Individual activity is logged on the Forum, as are conversation threads as evidence. You will have the opportunity to have skills reviews and you will also be able to attend at discounted prices further courses to update your skills. In the unlikely event that you are not competent and confident from the training, you will be invited to train at no extra cost, pending certification. There will also be opportunities for you to assist in future training courses. Our Cosmetic Network will enable you to keep in touch, ask questions and receive referrals for treatments so it is important to set up profiles clearly setting out where you work.
Subjects to be covered across Core 1 – (advanced approaches in Core 2)
Acuregen Cosmetic Acupuncture introduces professional acupuncturists to aesthetic facial needling using techniques that enable them to learn more about facial tissue and how to manage issues such as skin resistance (often due to scarring) and loss of elasticity. Can be combined with other facial rejuvenation systems to add to existing skills. Areas covered will include reduction of all major beauty concerns, dermatology, the ‘treat’ element in facial treatments, reducing discomfort and enhancing relaxation combined with a balancing constitutional approach. Theory and concepts on how the system works explained scientifically yet uniquely blended with TCM.
Audit and evaluation strategies given to ensure ethical, safe and good clinical practice.
To introduce facial acupuncture techniques to those new to facial rejuvenation or add a different approach to those with experience. * To learn about facial tissue and how to needle more effectively, skin that is either resistant (often from scarring) or has lost elasticity. * To gain a more scientific understanding of collagen induction and the physiological effects of these treatments at local and also constitutional levels. * Methods of audit and evaluation, combined with strategies for on-going teamwork with patients to ensure ethical, safe and good clinical practice. * To learn a balancing protocol using body and auricular acupuncture and how to differentiate using commonly seen clinical case references
Subjects to be covered across both Core 1 and Core 2 (in more detail where appropriate)
- Definition of Ageing
- Definition of Cosmetic Acupuncture
- Treatment approach and benefits
- Face muscles, facial expression, wrinkle formation
- The relationship of fascia
- Observation of clients face and consultation
- Mitigating factors and contraindications
- Cellular and skin physiology to explain treatment protocol and outcomes
- The mechanisms of ageing
- The relationship of Homeostasis to ageing and healing
- Epigenetic factors and TCM
- Some theories on how acupuncture works
- Summary and why Cosmetic acupuncture is effective and limitations.
- Introduction to Acuregen Cosmetic Acupuncture Protocol
- Introduction to the materials and method
- An overview of constitutional/general health body preparation
- The importance of differential diagnosis with clinical examples
- Includes insomnia, stress and other health factors
- Demonstration of face cleansing
- Demonstrations of Facial Protocol and Constitutional support & differentiation
- Demonstration of Techniques to address most common facial beauty concerns
- Demonstration of Amanda’s Techniques for efficiency and better results
- Management of bleeding
- Use of jade roller and facial masks
- Skin products reviewed.
- Discussion on other treatments such as Botox and fillers reviewed as well as support treatments.
- Good Clinical and Safe Practice
- Lots of Needle practice prior to the clinical sessions
- Body points and differentiation and Making a treatment menu
- Support treatments reviewed including an introduction to LED Light Therapy
- Audit tools and Research for the future
- Regulation, Advertising and website issues, marketing and insurance
ACUREGEN Core 2 Advanced Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture – 2 days
This brings all skills studied in Core 1 to an advanced
level. No matter where you have learnt your cosmetic acupuncture this course will take your work to a new level.
This advanced course enhances cosmetic facial acupuncture skills to a level that will increase speed, flow and effectiveness of a treatment. Guided clinical training and lectures expand to also to cover neck and decollete, dermatological problems – in
particular atrophy scarring from acne and aging concerns anywhere on the body.
Combining medical microneedling using roller and pen with acupuncture, LED Light therapy and skincare. Our emphasis on clinical practice will consolidate all skin rejuvenation skills and give you a good understanding of how to combine traditional treatments with technology and the latest developments in skincare support. Ethics with patient consultation and marketing will be covered.
Adapting cosmetic acupuncture to include medical microneedling techniques with roller, pen and gain understanding of comparisons with other treatments for collagen induction techniques (CIT). These are gentle approaches to these techniques. * Extending cosmetic acupuncture skills for efficiency and effectiveness * Auricular acupuncture for facial pathology, pain and constitutional benefit *Ethics with facial rejuvenation patient consultation and marketing strategies *Expand for skin rejuvenation anywhere on body, neck, decollete. Also scars from acne and other dermatology issues.
More detail on Core 2
Combining all techniques to achieve optimum results and provide a unique treatment programme.
You will have the “full package” for all scenarios.
Further constitutional acupuncture will be covered.
Introducing dermatology scenarios. This will include active conditions such as acne. We will cover chronic conditions such as acne scarring, scarring, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and specific treatments for pigmentation.
The throat, décolletage and issues with hands and body (including acne outbreaks active and scarring)
Face cupping and gua sha and facial exercise discussed
More detailed look at LED Light Therapy. How this accentuates results and is a treatment system stand-alone. You get to experience this amazing new technology.
Fully qualified acupuncturists and doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, and other medical professional licensed to practice acupuncture. These treatments are classified as general health treatments and applicants need to ensure that acupuncture falls within their insured scope of practice.
For those who do not meet these criteria, we now offer a diploma/certification course in Acuregen Cosmetic Microsystems Acupuncture – please contact Amanda Shayle for more information.
This is fine work using specialist materials so please bring appropriate reading glasses if necessary. This course is not suitable for those with severely impaired vision or impaired fine motor skills, primarily for safety reasons for prospective patients. Remember – Please bring your glasses – you will need them.
CORE 2 ADVANCED
Acupuncturists and medical professionals who have previously completed the Cosmetic Acupuncture Core 1 module.
Dispensation will be considered on an individual basis for previous cosmetic acupuncture training though we find through feedback that the Acuregen evidence-based theory lectures are considered to be a unique and invaluable foundation for this work.
learning or cultural requirements – it is our pleasure to assist you with these.
Where there is any doubt please consult your GP.
– A recent operation – An untreated medical condition- Severe Bone or joint disorders (Rheumatoid/Osteo arthritis, osteoporosis) – Cardiovascular disorders (high blood pressure, heart / circulatory disease, thrombosis)
– Diabetes – Endocrine disorders – Epilepsy – Drug addiction or recent use of cocktails of recreational and prescribed drugs and or excessive alcohol consumption- Medication – Pregnancy (or post natal) – Severe skin disorders – Severe mental illness- Spinal injuries – Prone to fainting- If you suffer from infectious diseases like hepatitis B.
You must also have eaten about 2 hours prior to treatment (please inform tutor if you haven’t!)
– If there anything else we should know about your health, please let the tutor know.
– These factors require consideration prior to treating your clients or during assignment.