A health care professional with the training at AQF level 5 or above or final year students who have completed all the biomedical subjects including musculo-skeletal anatomy.
Fine needling is a needling method by which filiform needles are inserted into certain specific points in the body to induce neuro-humeral response. Fine needling is used in this method of treatment is different to that of Acupuncture where as in Acupuncture the therapist objective is to rectify the qi (vital energy) imbalance which causes disorders. Fine needling techniques can be effectively used in the treatment of muscular disorders, to enhance tissue repair and healing, to reduce muscle tension, and pain reduction.
Program Content and Outcomes
Theories of fine needling
Contrasting fine needling with Acupuncture and ‘Marma’ points used in Ayurveda
Legal and health implications
Common disorders where fine needling can be used.
Method of needle insertion
Fine needling for muscular headache
Needling on the face
Needling in neck and shoulder
Needling in the arms
Needling in the back
Needling in the legs
Upon completion of the course, learners will have competencies to use fine needling therapy in the management of common musculo- skeletal disorders and to enhance tissue repair and pain reduction. Certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of the course which can be displayed in your practice. Participants will be eligible to apply for 21 CPD points towards their professional development activities from ANTA and ACMAA upon completion of the course. Please contact the other associations for CPD points eligibility, since each association has its own criteria.
This course has only one Module.
Meet the facilitator
Dr Sarath (Sam) Jayawardana
The subject of needling is not new to Sarath (Dr Sam). He has trained successfully over hundreds of practitioners in the art of needlings for over 25 years in Australia. His students include Medical Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Massage Therapists, Naturopaths and other health care professionals.
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