Foundation Acupuncture Course ’19 – ATHENS

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Information & Registration

LLLC1, “epimorfosis”, intends to organize a Foundation Acupuncture Course with instructor Dr Chris Norris (PhD MSc MCSP HPC Registered).

The course lasts 6 days and will take place:

in Athens on October, 08 – 13 2019

The course fee is 790€

An invoice will be issued by the full payment.

To register, please fill in the registration form electronically.

In order to finalize your registration and ensure a placement to this seminar, a down payment of 300€ must be deposited to one of the following accounts:

National Bank of Greece: IBAN GR6801102170000021744103439 SWIFT(BIC): ETHNGRAA or
Piraeus Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR5501722380005238070348955 SWIFT(BIC): PIRBGRAA or
Alpha Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4801407080708002002013410 SWIFT(BIC): CRBAGRAA or
Eurobank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4502600370000010201090153 SWIFT(BIC): ERBKGRAA


You can also make your payments via DEBIT or CREDIT CARD (free of charge) from the below links:

money-coinDEPOSIT (300€) money-coinPAYMENT (490€) money-coinPAYMENT OF THE ENTIRE AMOUNT (790€)



Dead-line date for registrations: September, 08 2019

The rest amount of 490€ must be deposited in our bank account or via debit / credit card, at least 2 days prior to the beginning day of the course.

In case of course cancellation, due to «epimorfosis», the deposit will be refunded immediately.

The realization of the course will be confirmed by email or/and sms to be sent to participants.

It is advised to not buy your flight tickets until you receive this confirmation email (or/and sms).

epimorfosis_logoAthens’s Venue:
Course room «epimorfosis»
105 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str. (ex Eleftherias), 18345 – Moschato – Athens
Tel. : +30 210 4829303



LLLC1 “epimorfosis” keeps the right to change the seminar venue and the Lecturers depending on their availability.

Number of Participants: The number of participants will not exceed 26 people. If stakeholders are more than 26 will be kept waiting list based on the date of the closing of participation (date of down payment).

At the end of the seminar, a certificate of attendance or competence will be issued.

Printed material (handouts) will be provided.

The course addressed in physical therapists, doctors and other Health Professionals (Graduated from TEI).

Course language will be English with simultaneous translation to Greek.



The Method

The program of this course is exactly the same with the Foundation course which is accredited by AACP.

The course covers acupuncture anatomy including meridian pathways and point location in detail. Clinical protocols are given and a problem solving approach to point prescription is used.

At the end of the course participants will be confident at using acupuncture alongside standard physiotherapy techniques within an outpatient setting. The course is assessed a number of methods including case presentations and practical needling demonstrations.

The course is a mixture of practical and lectures.

Meridian pathways / what is an acupuncture point / basic point identification / safe needling / dangers and contraindications / introduction to TCM / pain mechanisms / point needling / point combination / treatment protocols / short answer test paper / Chinese body measurement / extensive practice


  • Introduction to the application of acupuncture as treatment of pain.
  • To research the pain-theory in the management of musculoskeletal disorders.
  • To provide evidence based treatment using Acupuncture in Physiotherapy.
  • To introduce the theory and the application of acupuncture in Trigger points,
  • To provide to the participants new skills and techniques as treatment.
  • At the end of the course participants will have:
  • Knowledge of new theories about pain and acupuncture.
  • Knowledge of meridians and acupuncture points.
  • Knowledge of safe acupuncture techniques, including hygiene and sterilization.
  • Knowledge of the contraindications of acupuncture and dangerous areas of the body.
  • Ability to make a treatment plan where acupuncture is indicated for pain relief.
  • Ability to choose acupuncture as treatment, in usual musculoskeletal disorders, using the proper acupuncture points.

You could find more details at:



Dr Chris Norris (PhD MSc MCSP HPC Registered)

Christopher Norris is a Chartered Physiotherapist who holds a masters degree in Exercises Science. He has post graduate certificates in both orthopaedic medicine and occupational health physiotherapy and an advanced certificate in traditional Chinese Acupuncture. He has over 25 years experience treating soft tissue injuries and specialises in sports injuries and exercise therapy. He is the author of seven books including textbooks on Sports Injuries (Elsevier), Acupuncture (Elsevier) and Back Stability (Human Kinetics). Chris is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and an advanced member and approved tutor for the AACP. He runs private clinics in Manchester and Cheshire, and is an external lecturer at the University of Salford. He runs various courses on back stability, muscle imbalance and acupuncture.

Time Schedule

Day 1

9.00 Registration – Course outline – Course assessment methods
Meridian pathways – Informed consent – Needle types – Needling methods
10.30 Break
11.00 Proportional measurement in acupuncture – Acupuncture points introduction
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Acupuncture points, functional EMG and fascial tension Precautions and contraindications
15.30 Break
16.00 Standard point nomenclature – SAFA study – Common acupuncture points. Close

Day 2

9.00 Non contact task (i) Policy of waste disposal – Meridian pathways
10.30 Break
11.00 Group discussion – Pre course reading on infection
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Pain mechanisms – Common acupuncture points
15.30 Break
16.00 Case study format. Close

Day 3

9.00 Recap on Day 2 – Principles of point selection
10.30 Break
11.00 Establishing treatment protocols
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Local points: Elbow, Shoulder, Knee, Neck, Back, Hip, Ankle, Wrist/ Hand, Foot
15.30 Break
16.00 Important point categories. Close

Day 4

9.00 Recap on Day 3 – Safe needling examination
10.30 Break
11.00 Needling methods (ii) Tonification and sedation – Introduction to TCM – Use of TCM principles in musculoskeletal treatment
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Trigger point physiology – Trigger point location methods: Trigger Point needling
15.30 Break
16.00 Incorporating acupuncture into physiotherapy (group task)
Selecting distal points for day three protocols. Close

Day 5

9.00 Recap on Day 4 – Revision and quiz
10.30 Break
11.00 Short answer test paper (1 hour) – Exam marking and discussion
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Painful obstructions syndrome
15.30 Break
16.00 Case history illustrations – Segmental acupuncture – Problem solving workshop. Close

Day 6

9.30 Case history presentations (groups)
10.30 Break
11.00 Periosteal acupuncture: Periosteal sites and methods
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Electro acupuncture principles and frequencies: treatment apparatus
15.00 Acupuncture prescription problem solving – Intermediate courses – AACP Membership – Useful websites and further reading
15.30 Close

Suggested Hotels

You can make your own reservation declaring the name of epimorfosis.


Hotel Delfini** single room B&B 45 €. More information:
Tel.: +30 210 9415364 & 9415373