One Year as a Qualified Acupuncturist

By James Woodward. I first discovered acupuncture through my interest in Japanese reiki. A few books I had read gave me hints that some of the more traditional techniques were based on Chinese medicine. That was ten years ago and I was volunteering at the support therapies centre in Canterbury hospital, a centre for patients…

“Is The City College of Acupuncture course the right course for me..?”

By Mark Whitham, Lecturer, City College of Acupuncture That’s a question everyone considering a career in Acupuncture is probably asking themselves. So here are a few things to consider when choosing a course… Firstly, you don’t need a degree to practice Acupuncture in the UK. In fact, as Acupuncture is not even regulated, you don’t need…

A year after graduating from CCA – a life in practice

By Anne Fallan, CCA graduate summer 2016 It has been quite a year since I graduated from the City College of Acupuncture! I took 3 weeks off before taking the plunge and worked for a local practitioner who was taking that August off to go travelling. I had observed them during my 3 years training…

Treating in our student clinic

Treating in our student clinic The final part of studying either acupuncture or Tui Na at CCA involves working in our student clinic. After focused study and plenty of practice, our students are let loose on paying patients from the general public! The students will tell you that this is both frightening and exhilarating at…

A Graduate’s Experience at CCA

By Rosy Hawkins, 2016 Graduate Studying acupuncture at CCA was probably the most rewarding experience of my life to date. I count myself lucky in having experienced a many wonderful and varied chapters in life, but this opportunity really tops most. Class numbers at CCA are kept small which means your student-teacher ratio is kept…

Success by choice not by chance: an Interview with Amanda Banks

Success by choice not by chance: an Interview with Amanda Banks by Farrah Riaz I’ve been working at The City College in the Old Street area of London for 12 years now in a variety of roles, currently as the Director of Assessments.  During this time I’ve seen many developments in our educational portfolio all…

What makes a good acupuncture student?

I’ve been training acupuncture students at various institutions for over fifteen years now and I think I’ve got a pretty good idea about the qualities to look for in a prospective acupuncture student. People come to study acupuncture for all kinds of reasons. Some people such as nurses, massage therapists or reflexologists come to acupuncture to add…

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