As we have a long standing partnership with the AACP, as official supplier to their CPD and foundation courses, it was only right that we exhibited as Gold Sponsor as usual. We've been working with the AACP for the last 4 years to help promote acupuncture within western medicine and physiotherapy. Musculoskeletal pain is a huge issue and physiotherapists play a great part in the provision of treatment within public and private healthcare.

Phoenix at AACP conference Coventry

On AACP foundation and CPD courses, students are trained with our premium quality acupuncture needles. Students are taught using a Western medical approach to acupuncture with backed scientific evidence. Certain aspects of the course may be explained using traditional Chinese medicinal theory where fascial planes and meridians exist. Our acupuncture needles are NHS approved and are produced using the highest quality Japanese surgical grade stainless steel. By training with our acupuncture needles, students can learn with confidence and will feel comfortable in treatment.

Pin the point on the patient!

Usually we offer delegates a free box of needles at conferences, but this time we decided to do something different...

Phoenix at AACP conference CoventryIn a fishbowl, we had a lucky (or unlucky) dip of short case studies. The case studies were all pain related disorders, such as fibromyalgia, sciatica, arthritis, low back pain and whiplash. In order to earn their free boxes of 0.22 x 25mm copper handle acupuncture needles, AACP members had to tell us where they would pin their acupuncure needles and why, using drawing pins on our meridian diagrams.  

We received great feedback for this activity and participants very much enjoyed getting involved with the exercise. Thank you to all that took part!

What acupuncture points would you use and why?

Here's your case study:

27 year old male, presenting with upper back muscular pain. The patient weighs around 85kg and is 5 ft 10. Patient has been experiencing aching muscle pain for two years, which gets worse after intense exercise and heavy drinking. The patient had an operation on the tendon attached to the rotator cuff on his right shoulder some years ago at University after a rugby injury. The patient currently has a sedentary job at an investment bank and works long hours. The patient likes to go to the gym regularly to stay fit and for non-competitive body building. The patient likes to eat healthily (plenty of protein and avoids sugar, processed and high fat foods).


Submit your answers in the comment box below!