Foundation Acupuncture Course THESSALONIKI 2023
6 days
HOTEL Holiday Inn
546 29 Monastiriou 8 – Thessaloniki
300€   ( until 25/10/2023 )
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The course addressed to Physical Therapists, Osteopaths, Medical Doctors and other Health Professionals.

Course Language

Course’s language is English with simultaneous translation to Greek.


EPIMORFOSIS intents to organize a Foundation Acupuncture Course with professor Mr Jonathan Hobbs MSc MCSP FHEA.

The program of the seminar is exactly the same as what Jonathan Hobbs teaches in the UK and is recognized by (AACP).

AACP recognizes this seminar as taking place in the United Kingdom.

The seminar lasts 6 days and will be held in Thessaloniki.

The cost of the seminar is 790€.

To finalize your participation, you have to pay 300€.

The remaining amount of 490€ must be deposited at least 2 days before the start of the seminar.

The Method

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.

The Objects of the seminar

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 can find more info here.

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

Ways of Payment

1. Credit or Deposit card payment
You can deposit the down payment or the total fee via credit or deposit card (Visa, Mastercard & American Express) from the webpage of each course, through VivaPayments.
You are solely responsible for the proper entry and the genuineness of your credit/deposit card’s details. EPIMORFOSIS bears no responsibility in case of any error.
Any payment commission is charged to  EPIMORFOSIS

2. Deposit – Transfer to our bank account.
You can deposit or transfer the requested amount for your registration to the following accounts, writing your full name in the field “Reason for the Beneficiary”:
ΙΒΑΝ: GR5501722380005238070348955
IBAN: GR6801102170000021744103439
ΙΒΑΝ: GR4801407080708002002013410
ΙΒΑΝ: GR4502600370000010201090153
The bank transfer fee charged to EPIMORFOSIS

Terms of Participation

1. A certificate of attendance, a degree or a diploma will be issued.
2. Printed handouts are provided (notes or relevant book).
3. In case of cancellation of the seminar due to EPIMORFOSIS’s responsibility, deposited fees will be refunded immediately.
4. EPIMORFOSIS reserves the right to change the date or postopone  seminars, informing participants by phone and / or sms & e-mail. In such a  case participants are entitled to request full refund of their fees if they do not wish to attend the seminar on the new date or to use this amount for their participation in other seminars or services of the company.
5. In the event of a strike, government’s bans, heavy bad weather, and generally any event beyond the reasonable control of the organisers  which impedes the execution of part or all of the seminar, the organizers reserve the right to change the date and time of the event. In this case the fees are not refundable but are valid as they are.
6. Cancellation of participation due to participant’s responsibility is possible only by email, as follows:
• up to 30 days prior to the start of the seminar, all deposits are refundable.
• up to 15 days prior to the start of the seminar, 50% is refundable.
• no refund after this deadline, exceptions could be only by decision of EPIMORFOSIS.
7. The realisation of the course will be confirmed by email or/and sms to be sent to participants, in time.
8. It is advised to not buy your flight tickets until you receive this confirmation email (or/and sms).
9. LLC-1 EPIMORFOSIS keeps the right to change course venues.


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

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