Continuous Professional Development Update

Continuous Professional Development Update

Western Medical Acupuncture Foundation Course By the British Medical Acupuncture Society

The British Medical Acupuncture Society

The Hong-Kong Chiropractic College Foundation is happy to hold the first Western Medical Acupuncture Foundation Course in Hong-Kong in collaboration with the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and its Medical Director Dr. Mike Cummings.

Course Objectives & Contents

Western medical acupuncture is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence-based medicine.

The course is a mixture of lectures and practical group sessions. Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 12. In the initial stages of training the emphasis is on safety and all attendees will be observed by an experienced demonstrator to ensure a safe needling technique.

On completion of the course the students are expected to be equipped to safely start to practice medical acupuncture, and are offered to complete the BMAS Certificate in Medical Acupuncture within 12 months of the course. On achieving this award BMAS would consider the student to have reached a satisfactory standard for the use of medical acupuncture within their existing scope of professional practice.

**Participants who complete the Western Medical Acupuncture Foundation Course are entitled to reduced rate membership of the BMAS for their first two years.**


Dr Mike Cummings, MB ChB Dip Med Ac

Mike is Medical Director of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS). He runs the BMAS London Teaching Clinic (LTC), acts as associate editor for the Medline-listed journal Acupuncture in Medicine, and represents the BMAS at various academic and political meetings. Mike is an Honorary Clinical Specialist at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, which is part of the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he supports acupuncture services.

His principal academic and clinical interest is musculoskeletal pain, and in particular, needling therapies in the treatment of myofascial pain syndromes. In 2010 he was listed by The Times as one of Britain's Top Doctors.


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Course Fees

Early bird: HKD $6900 (until Sunday April 28th 2019 included)

Standard price: HKD $7900

Date and Time

11-14th May 2019, 09:00 - 18:00

4 days course, 24 training hours in total.
Note - Attendees of this seminar please kindly provide one of the followings:
  • Provide proof of hepatitis b immunisation showing antibody levels >100 mIU/ml. or,
  • Provide proof that you are not a carrier of hepatitis B – you are required to provide the results of a recent (within 3 months) blood screen for Hepatitis B surface antigens.
Registration & Payment

  • Online registration, please register using the link: click here, and
  • For Online Payment, we accept VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay with secured connection, or
  • For Offline Payment, Course Fees can also be transferred to the "Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation" Account : 652-096850-001. Please email the bank-in slip to


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