As FSN is based on modern anatomical and physiological knowledge rather than traditional one, it is easy for practitioners who have already had these knowledges such as physiotherapists and biomedical practitioners. If you are an existing acupuncturists, physiotherapists or medical healthcare professionals, it is easier to learn this skill and therapy.
We have designed Foundation Course which is for beginners. Advanced Course for those who require more advanced skills and techniques.
This course is divided equally between direct contact time and self-directed learning. It is designed to offer participants a level of knowledge, skill and understanding that will allow them to practice the Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling (FSN) acupuncture therapy in a safe and appropriate manner, in a clinical setting.
The course provides a western medical approach to acupuncture - grounded in current research evidence rather than in traditional Chinese philosophical thinking. More detailed knowledge and skills of the soft tissues such as subcutaneous tissue, muscles and its physiology and pathology will be emphasized.
Participants will be encouraged to critically evaluate their own clinical practice and where appropriate, challenge the current evidence base. This course is designed to provide participants with a rationale for using FSN acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for the management of common musculoskeletal pain conditions and some internal organs disorders. Topics covered include the skin, fascial structure, muscle and muscular system’s physiology and pathology, and their relations to most of pain and other disorders. Muscle palpation in the assessment of disorder. Muscles role in the diagnosis of FSN therapy. Needling technique sweeping (sao-san) and manual manipulations Reperfusion Approach (zai-guanzhu).
- Have Level 4 and above qualifications in body therapies
- Have professional body membership
- Be able to practise the FSN acupuncture in a clinical setting between the course parts
- Give the tutor informed consent to receive repetitive needling (with particular regard to being or trying to become pregnant)
- Be able to treat three separate patients in a safe and legal environment for their case studies. Failure to do so may affect your professional registration
Once participant has passed written exam and assessment, participant is eligible to join professional body - FSNAE and obtain malpractice and public lability insurance.
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Advanced course is similar to Continues Professional Development (CPD) courses which is designed to those who have already practising FSN therapy and need to know more about the muscles, reperfusion techniques, certain disorders management and so on.
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