New dates for 2024- 2025 - in Exeter, Devon!

Diploma of Tuina and Advanced Bodywork in Acupuncture Practice

With Jamie Hamilton and Nick Lowe

Integrating Tuina, Palpation Skills and Advanced Bodywork into Acupuncture with Applied Channel Theory

We are delighted to introduce a new 12-day diploma based on tuina and other bodywork techniques such as shiatsu and anma skills, sotai stretching and other methods. We will learn advanced pulse diagnosis for Luo Collaterals and Eight Extraordinary Vessels with the Mai Jing system. We believe that incorporating tuina and advanced bodywork into your practice will give you additional confidence with handling the body and giving a new way of treating channels and points with pressure and stretching. Explore and treat the channels in a completely new way, both enhancing your current practice and possibly creating new lines of treatment. It is intended to be used in conjunction with and complementary to Acupuncture.  The addition of acupressure to an acupuncture treatment can provide patients with a greater sense of nurture and wellbeing.

Venue: Exeter Community Centre, Exeter.

Full Price: £1,500  

Option 1: Stage 1: November 3-day Weekend : £375.  Course remainder, Stage 2, payable before second weekend : £1,125

Option 2: Pay for Stages 1 & 2 at once including a £50 discount: £1,450.

Course dates in Exeter as follows (four 3 day blocks, Friday to Sunday):

>> 8, 9, & 10 November 2024

>> 31 January, 1 & 2 February 2025

>> 21, 22, 23 March 2025

>> 23, 24, 25 May 2025

You will learn:

  • How to integrate tuina and advanced bodywork techniques of shiatsu and anma to increase sensitivity of touch: “the listening touch” and become confident in depth of pressure work.
  • Learn the Applied Channel Theory approach as taught Dr Wang Ju Yi as it relates to musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Region by region, condition by condition (mapped to channel system).
  • In-depth treatment strategies for commonly seen conditions.
  • Learn palpation and physical assessment skills to significantly improve diagnostic confidence.
  • Improve your confidence and skillset in assessing and treating musculoskeletal problems.
  • Refine point location skills and needling techniques.
  • Pulse diagnosis focus on Mai Jing system for Luo Collaterals and 8 EV.
  • 18-stance Qigong

Teaching will be via:

  • An intensive and comprehensive in-person training course with quality learning resources.
  • Treatment approach supported by real clinical data.
  • Case report writing training and patient outcomes with tracking software (optional) or traditional analogue use. Case Work: 10 case reports including 1 in depth case study
Optional additional in person tutorials and online lectures will be available, but are not a mandatory part of the course.


Exeter Community Centre, St David's Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RG

Easily accessible by train. If you are travelling from abroad, Exeter has an international airport and Bristol Airport is well connected with buses (1.5 hrs).

Exeter Community Centre

Booking may be done on our website bookings page.

Nick Lowe
Jamie Hamilton at the Exeter Community Centre cafe courtyard

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Wang's therory related to Tung and Tan styles?

In a word: "no". All three of these teachers did emphasise the need for palpation of channels and used ideas that relate to the six channels (Taiyang, Shaoyin etc.) but Dr. Wang's approach contains a theory base very much in line with classical Chinese Medicine, whereas Dr. Tung (and Dr. Tan whose work was based on Dr. Tung) has a different lineage of thinking.

Can you teach a course where I am based?

Yes we can. With about a 6 person minimum we can come to you with a similar cost stucture to the courses quoted above.

What if I am a shiatsu practitioner?

You may well be able to join our courses. If you have a reasonable TCM knowledge you should be fine with any.

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