"I knew very early on in this acupuncture course that I was doing the right thing. It felt like coming home.

I had been a Western-trained herbalist for eight years at that stage, and adding the Chinese medical theory made so much sense. Understanding the connection between mind, body and spirit and the effects on specific organ systems has been so useful.

After fifteen years of acupuncture practice I can now say that it has been the best career I could have chosen. I have a thriving multi-disciplinary clinic in a lovely East Sussex village which is a thoroughly rewarding experience.  

Of course the learning never stops. Recently I have been conducting some fascinating research with the help of one of the many postgraduate courses   offered by the College, and am excited about future developments."  

Paul Hambly, CICM graduate  

Continuing professional development

The College offers a selection of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This is learning that occurs throughout your professional life. It supports your work and development as a practitioner.

In line with all health professions the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the professional body for acupuncturists, requires all practitioners to participate in a minimum of 30 hours of CPD activity per year.

CPD courses

In order to support your Continuing Education, the College provides a number of short courses consisting of:

One and two-day postgraduate seminars
One-day post graduate days to support new practitioners
One and two-day courses

We have been proud to welcome speakers from many parts of the world including China, the US, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Italy as well as many other well-known speakers from the UK for our very popular one and two-day courses.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practitioners from this and other colleges come to Reading to develop their knowledge and meet their peers.

To book a place (or read further info), please click on the CPD course from the List of CPD Courses. If you have any queries please email Laura Long or call her on 0118 950 8880. If you prefer to pay by cheque, please make it payable to 'CICM' and post to us along with your contact details and the CPD event title and date.

Please note that your place is only confirmed once we receive payment.  Event price shown is for full rates. Student rates (CICM acupuncture students only) will show in the basket once selected.

When courses become fully booked, we try to arrange supplementary dates in response to demand. Please email Laura Long if you would like to be put on the waiting list and we will contact you when a place becomes available.