Continuing Professional Development

Due to the global COVID situation, our CPD programme has been put on hold, and so the workshop with Lorie Dechar is still date TBC..  Click on the link below, or scroll down, for further information on one of these courses then:

** Treating musculoskeletal conditions by integrating    Western and Traditional East Asian Medicine - A workshop with Alex Brazkiewicz - 23rd and 24th October 2021 (with the possibility of a cancellation/space on 29th and 30th May)

First Aid in the workplace - a one day course with Alex Brazkiewicz - May 14th and September 3rd

- please click here for details, or to book direct with Holos


**  An Introduction to Alchemical Acupuncture – The Five Elements, the Five Spirits and the Spirits of the Points as Portals to Transformation  with Lorie Dechar -  a two day course, also available via Zoom for distant attendees

**  Paediatric tui na - 13th and 14th January 2022 - with Rebecca Avern - early bird discount applies until 30th June 2021

** denotes a course for qualified practitioners only


Treating MSK conditions with western and traditional east asian medicine

This two and a half day course (2 days at TAA and the other half day on Zoom) offers practitioners and final year students an invaluable insight into the successful treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.  It combines classical diagnosis with modern orthopaedic and manual muscle testing, and a systematic approach to the treatment of MSK conditions, all under the expert guidance of Alex Brazkiewicz (acupuncturist, tui na practitioner, osteopath and paramedic).

This course is being offered by Alex, and East West Healthcare, so you will be booking directly with them.

College dates:   23rd and 24th October (may dates might be full already

Zoom dates:      TBA by East West Healthcare

Cost:                     £250


An Introduction to Alchemical Acupuncture

An Introduction to Alchemical Acupuncture The Five Elements, the Five Spirits and the Spirit of the Points as Portals to Transformation with Lorie Dechar


A two day course - programme, dates and fees to be confirmed.


Course Dates:    TBC


Location: The Acupuncture Academy, Leamington Spa CV32 4LY

(Zoom may be available for distant delegates at the same cost)


Cost:   TBC

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Paediatric tui na

13th and 14th January 2022

- cost £185, early bird discount rate £165 until 30th June

A two day, complete training in the art of paediatric tui na

Paediatric tui na (xiao er tui na) is a wonderfully effective system of medical massage.  It can be used as a stand alone treatment in the clinic with babies and children up to the age of approximately eight.  By teaching parents tui na, you can also empower them to help their children at home, between treatments.


Paediatric tui na is a powerful way to treat both acute and chronic childhood conditions, for example:

  • Fever

  • Chronic cough and asthma

  • Sleep difficulties

  • Digestive problems

  • Bedwetting

  • Skin conditions

  • Developmental disorders

  • Mental-emotional difficulties, such as anxiety


This two day course will enable you to immediately start treating children with paediatric tui na.  You will leave with an understanding of how to diagnose young children, put together and implement a full paediatric tui na routine. 


Using paediatric tui na is a wonderful way to begin treating children in the clinic, without the need for needles. 


Rebecca is a senior lecturer and clinical supervisor at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, UK.  Soon after qualifying in 2001, she spent 4 years working alongside and assisting Giovanni Maciocia in the writing of Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine.  After studying paediatrics with Julian Scott, in 2012, she founded an acupuncture centre for the treatment of children in Oxford – the Panda Clinic and her clinical work is now entirely with children.  She is the author of two books:

  • Acupuncture for Babies, Children and Teenagers: treating both the illness and the child – a text book for acupuncturists published in 2018

  • Chinese Medicine for Childhood Anxiety – a handbook for practitioners and parents (to be published October 2021)


Rebecca teaches paediatrics in the UK, online and internationally.  Her mission is to train more acupuncturists to feel confident in treating children, to educate parents about the benefits of acupuncture for children and to enable more children to have access to treatment.