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Acupuncture Treatment of acute pain and injury

Date(s): 3 - 4 July 2019

Time: 10am-5pm

Eligibility: Acupuncture practitioners & 3rd year clinical students

Venue: College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading

Aims and objectives of the course:


To teach practical steps in treating Acute injury & pain that bring fast results in a busy clinic. Using a step by step by protocol that is rooted in an understanding of Channel Dynamics. This understanding teaches us why certain points work and will guide us on our point selection in the clinic.

In this exciting two-day lecture John Kelly presents a practical approach treating acute pain in a busy clinic using a synthesis of acupuncture techniques. These include systems from the late Master Tung, Dr Richard Tan and Robert Doane. He will combine this with his dynamic understanding of how the main channels, secondary vessels, shu points and extraordinary channels work and interact.

John will show us how to bring rapid relief and recovery in acute cases of many pain conditions including ones which we previously might have avoided. He will guide us through a step-by-step protocol using hands-on tuition and practice and giving us: An understanding of energy potential-differences and flow.

Why certain points work better than others. Clinical applications of commonly seen acute pain conditions such as acute ankle,knee,shoulder and back injuries...Live patient demonstration of treatment.


Having retired from competitive athletics, John Kelly initially studied in the late 1980’s with Giovanni Maciocia and subsequently herbal medicine with Michael McIntyre. He has a special interest in acute pain and injury and understands that many top level athletes need to return to competition or training very quickly. He has been in full time practice in Wicklow, Ireland since 1992.

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