2017 Tangible Acupuncture for External Injuries Asheville

Attendance in this advanced training program requires completion of the prerequisite seminar: Tangible Qi in Clinical Practice. For more information, dates and location for this course please click here.

Tangible Acupuncture for External Injuries will not be offered again in Asheville until 2020!

Tangible Acupuncture for External Injuries: A Five Module 83 Hour Combined Home Study & In Person Training Program:

This program focuses on the fast and successful treatment of physical injuries through acupuncture and bodywork. Whether it be from sports, trauma or the process of aging, shoulder, back, neck and joint problems are usually the most common problems an acupuncturist sees today. Drawing extensively from his years working with Dr. Xie Peiqi to treat trauma in the old and young, Andrew Nugent-Head lays out the theories, needling techniques, bodywork and protocols to create dramatic results in just a few treatments. As with all ATS intensive training programs, the focus of this program is to remove any ambiguity of the efficacy of treatment, allowing patient and practitioner to judge improvement session to session.

Taught by Andrew Nugent-Head

2017 In Person Course Dates:

  • Required pre-requisite seminar, if not already attended: April 02-03
  • Module 01: May 07-08
  • Module 02: June 04-05
  • Module 03: September 24-25
  • Module 04: October 22-23
  • Module 05: November 12-13

In Person Course Hours: 11 hours per module, 55 hours total in person training:

  • Sunday 1pm to 5pm
  • Monday 9am to 4pm

Home Study Required Video Lecture Hours: 28 hours total home study training:

  • Module 01: 03 home study hours
  • Module 02: 04 home study hours
  • Module 03: 05 home study hours
  • Module 04: 06 home study hours
  • Module 05: 10 home study hours



Total Course Cost ATS Website Membership NON-MEMBERS




TAEI 2017 Course Outline Asheville

Module 01: Introduction to Qi Based Needling & Bodywork
This module focuses on understanding, seeing and then practicing the core skills necessary to treat physical injuries successfully with the hand or needle: warmth, channel traveling, Ashi point, and gentle bodywork techniques to create space for the body or limbs to regain good flow and heal quickly. It also stresses the similarities and differences between treating External Injuries and Internal Diseases with acupuncture, clarifying treatment theory and overall strategies which will shape the rest of the course.
• 11 Contact Hours
• 03 Video Lecture Hours



Module 02: Treating Qi vs. Blood Injuries
What is the difference between a Qi injury and a Blood injury? Are we looking at the True Injury or the Perceived Injury? Do we know what kind of technique to use in which situation? Module 02 focuses on answering these questions so that practitioners have a clear understanding of what they are seeing in the clinic and thus the best treatment strategies to use. A great deal of emphasis is also placed on refining the practical treatment skills introduced in Module 01.
• 11 Contact Hours
• 04 Video Lecture Hours

Module 03: Advanced Qi Based Needling & Bodywork
Working through different parts of the body, this module focuses on correct diagnosis and treatment technique for the area and condition being treated. This module is heavily weighted to demonstration and partnered practice to ensure each participant is physically confident in working on injuries and has a variety of skills to address the complexity of real life situations.
• 11 Contact Hours
• 06 Video Lecture Hours

Module 04: Protocols & External Medicines for Injuries I
In Module 04, we begin the first of our two part protocol training. Part I focuses on understanding the patient is the defining factor in our treatments regardless of the injury they have, and thus a twenty year old, forty year old or seventy year old must have very different treatment strategies to create immediate results which do not damage their Qi or scare them from further treatment. Being successful in the clinic means treating the patient who has the problem, not treating the problem a patient may have. Module 04 also introduces the correct use of external medicines, salves, and trauma powders to speed healing.
• 11 Contact Hours
• 06.25 Video Lecture Hours

Module 05: Protocols & External Medicines for Injuries II
Module 05 examines the nature of different injuries, from patients facing joint replacements to treating Ankylosing Spondylitis. While treating the patient is the key to success, practitioners also have to understand the personality of the injuries themselves, knowing what common patterns they create and what treatment methods usually create the most reliable results. This module also continues training in external medicine applications as well as includes observation of treatments on actual external injury patients.
• 11 Contact Hours
• 10.25 Video Lecture Hours