Diploma of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Diploma of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

CMIR organises two introductory courses for medical professionals with little or no experience of Chinese medicine and acupuncture - a basic foundation course and a fully accredited postgraduate diploma course. The teaching for both programmes combines online and taught lectures, patient cases and practical sessions and you will gain 6 CPD credits for each full day you attend or online tutorials you complete. All teaching is part time and held on weekends to allow medical professionals working full time in medicine and health to continue their studies.


Foundation in Chinese Medicine and Syndrome Acupuncture


The foundation course gives you a basic introduction to treating patients with Chinese medicine and syndrome acupuncture. It is made up of four modules - Chinese Medical Theories, Chinese Diagnostics, Syndrome Differentiation and Foundation Acupuncture - which count for 24 CPD credits. The foundation makes up the first part of the postgraduate diploma course. Once you have completed the foundation course, you can register with CMIR as an Associate Member, but you are not accredited to practice Chinese medicine. If you wish to become an accredited practitioner, you will need to complete the full diploma course.


Syndrome acupuncture is the main form of acupuncture practiced in China. It is a much broader and more encompassing technique than Western trigger-point acupuncture and can be used to treat a wider range of problems. By learning both syndrome acupuncture and Chinese medical theory, you will build up a solid theoretical foundation of Chinese medicine, while also honing your practical skills. This valuable experience will give you an extra resource to diagnosis and treat patients and enable you to gain a deeper, holistic understanding of the human body and how to treat disease.


Diploma of Chinese Medicine and Syndrome Acupuncture


The Diploma in Chinese Medicine and Syndrome Acupuncture is an opportunity for you to study and really engage with this truly unique system of medicine on a part time basis. The course is jointly organised by CMIR and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. It provides medical doctors and healthcare professionals with the skills they need to administer acupuncture and Chinese healthcare therapy as a complementary treatment for their patients. It also demonstrates how an integrative approach when diagnosing and treating patients can often lead to a more successful outcome than looking at a condition exclusively from a Western or Chinese medicine point of view. Upon successful completion of the course, you will become an accredited member of the Chinese Medical Institute and Register.


The lecturers for the diploma graduated from some of the top Chinese medical universitites in China and have extensive knowledge of both Chinese and Western medicine and many years' experience in their chosen fields. Click here to read more about our teaching staff. The diploma gives students a complete education in all key areas of Chinese medicine and acupuncture, from diagnostic techniques, pain syndromes and dermatology, to electro-acupuncture, gynaecology and herbal medicine. Each module also includes in-depth clinical tuition, small group practical sessions and patient case studies. 


For more information or to register for the next student intake, call 0207 388 6704 or click here to send us an email.

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