Acupuncture Links and Useful Contacts

There’s always more than one site can handle so here are acupuncture links to other sites with useful contacts and information.
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Acupuncture Links and useful contacts for all the stuff this site can’t include or it would get too big to manage!

 

Organisations

British Acupuncture Council

Confucius Institute for Scotland

Scottish China Association

 

Acupuncture Links to Practitioners

Edinburgh and South-East Scotland area acupuncturists who are members of the British Acupuncture Council

 

Acupuncture Courses for Professionals

The British Acupuncture Accreditation Board, (BAAB) an independent body, is supported by the British Acupuncture Council. 

To qualify as an acupuncturist and be listed as a member of the British Acupucuncture Council you now need a degree. This lasts three years and includes practical, supervised clinical work as well as lots of theory. The BAAB accredits the following colleges, all of which are taking on new students:

Fully Accredited:

College of Integrated Chinese Medicine  Reading    

College of Naturopatic Medicine London

 

Acupuncture links for students
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City College of Acupuncture London 

International College of Oriental Medicine UK  East Grinstead                    

London Southbank University London 

Northern College of Acupuncture York  

University of Westminster London

The Acupuncture Academy Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

 

Talks on Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Introductory talks

Informative and amusing talks by someone with over 35 years experience as practitioner, speaker, author and lecturer, currently Regional Coordinator for the British Acupuncture Council in Edinburgh and South-East Scotland.

 

Learning  the Chinese language in Scotland

Learning Chinese is not easy! Chinese is based on images and the intonation is completely different to that of European languages.

Also, there are two main languages, (Cantonese and Mandarin) which sound completely different to the extent that if you speak one you probably can’t understand the other, but they both use the same written texts. The script is also quite different with thousands of ‘letters’ (although they aren’t letters in the sense of the 26 letters of the European alphabet).

However, the Chinese are very friendly!

Acupuncture links to learning Chinese
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University Degree courses:

Edinburgh University

Glasgow University (post-grad MSc)

 

Learning Chinese for ordinary mortals (non-University):

Edinburgh Community School

Meetup in Edinburgh

Glasgow Chinese School

Dundee evening classes

 

Non-Acupuncture but Useful sites

https://holistichealthpath.com One man’s journey – your guide!

http://www.mercola.com Well-known site for health insights.

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