Prior to the course you  must be confident in  knowledge of the anatomy   and palpation of the following regions in preparation for the practical practical sessions on the course:

  • Anterior cervical spine
  • Anterior lumbar spine/ inguinal region
  • Occiput
  • Cervical spine
  • Lumbar spine
  • Thoracic cage
  • Anatomy of the lung and pleura

You also need to be confident in  all the  material  in the ASAP Guidelines  for Safe Acupuncture and Dry Needling Practice relevant to :

  • Principals of Safe Practice
  • Management of High Risk Situations
  • Management of Adverse Events
  • Methods of Reducing the Spread of Infection

You need to be confident in the extended information regarding safe needling in the thoracic region  in the article “Iatrogenic pneumothorax: safety concerns when using acupuncture or dry needling in the thoracic region” McCutcheon and Yelland 2011

The guidelines and article are available here for viewing or download.


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