How can I find qualified and registered FSN practitioners?

Although there are over 90,000 medical practitioners in the UK and Europe (80,000 physicians and 10,000 traditional acupuncturists) they are not all qualified to practice FSN.

To be competent to practice FSN acupuncture, one must first have qualifications in traditional acupuncture, in dry needling, or in trigger point acupuncture, followed by FSN training. Currently, at least 35 hours training by qualified FSN trainers is required. In addition, FSN practitioners also need to attend CPD courses.

FSN Practitioner Grading System

In order to encourage FSN practitioners to improve their medical knowledge and clinical skills, FSN has created a Practitioner Grading System, PGS, which has been used since 2005. Adapted from the Go-Chess system, there are nine grades (Grade I-IX) in PGS. Practitioners can attend a PGS assessment annually, usually at the annual conference. A PGS committee will assess the practitioner’s FSN knowledge, manipulation skills and practical application by observing an actual treatment with a patient.

FSNAE members must be bound by requirements set out by the Code of Practice and the Code of Professional Conduct.

Members carry the letters MFSNAE after their name. The FSNAE maintains common standards of education, ethics, discipline and practice to ensure the health and safety of the public at all times. Members are covered by Medical Malpractice and Public/ Products Liability insurance.

FSNAE currently has more than 70 members whose details are published in an annual Register of Practitioner Members. You may use our online database search to locate registered members near to you.

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