Why study with us?

AOM's training programme satisfies the highest educational standards set by the main European Professional Organizations. Our mission is to prepare our students to understand thoroughly the medical corpus of Chinese Medicine, by covering both classical and modern approaches, with an emphasis on the prevention and treatment of disease. We train all our students almost on a one to one basis, giving great emphasis to case studies and clinical practice, so that by the end of the whole coursewe, all can start practicing with confidence. Most European countries allow trained acupuncturist to practice. In most case, and rightly so, the newly formed professional would have to apply to become a member of a local professional associations and take an entry examination that ascertains his/her competence. Our training is designed to make sure that all our students are able to pass it succesfully. To find out about the legislation in your country, please check the following website https://www.etcma.org .

What we offer

  • Online Video Training

    The course includes more than 600 hours of recorded videos with Power Point presentation, to help you visualise the class content. After enrolling, all the videos will remain accessible for future consultation.

  • Webinars with a tutor

    These 3 hour long webinars with a tutor run once per week for 10 months, including the exams sessions.This is where you can ask questions and clarifications, discuss the class material, and get to know your fellow students.

  • Retreats & Practicals

    The 15 day long retreat of 98 + hours at the end of each year is the time when you will put everything you have learnt into practice. At this time you will also learn a Qi Gong form, breathing exercises and simple, effective channel massage.

  • Private Forum

    This is a 'Forum' where students in the same year can exchange information, help each other with complex topics and even arrange a class reunion for students living in the same city. One of our teacher will be also part of it to provide feed -back when required.

  • Clinical Practice

    During this time spent in one of AOM's affiliated centres, each student will be responsible to diagnose and treat 10 patients x 10 treatments each, suprvised by one of AOM's teachers. Each student will also be active in helping 3 fellow students in the management of their patients. Overall each student will be actively engaged with 40 patients for a total of 400 hours.

  • Bibliography

    Students will be given a bibliography suitable to the level of competence they need to achieve. Although English is our common language, texts in other European languages can also be added, when required. Excerpts in Chinese from Classical texts will also be translated and discussed in class.

Course overview

3 years + in a nutshell

These is a 3 year + long course. Each year includes:

  • 7  modules made of 20  pre-recorded  about 1 hour long lessons each  and 'end-of-module test'. These classes teach the core theoretical curriculum  of the full degree in Acupuncture (Total: 140 hours in the year)
  • 4  live  3 hour long webinars per week per 10 months. Here  one of AOM's teachers answers your questions and discusses with you possible issues arising from the training.  The webinars are run over a 10 month period, including the exam sessions after the 1st and 2nd semester, where students do not study new material,  but review  to be ready for the exams. Total hours webinars per year: 132 
  • 2 week long  (98+ hours)  end-of-the-year retreat  in a nice resort  in nature (normally in September) for practice.  
  • Private Forum Exclusive for each year's students. This is a great occasion to share insights, ask questions and make new friends. Some teachers will  also be in the Forum, in order to help when needed.
  • 400  contact hours at the end of the  third year are dedicated to clinical practice under supervision.


In a nutshell: 

  • Pre-recorded classes provide the theory, 
  • Webinars provide direct instructors' guidance  i.e. answer to students' Q&A,  
  • Retreat provides the optimal environment for practical training.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Students should enrol sequentially starting from the 1st year.  In special occasions students are allowed to enrol in different year. In this case, please  do not automatically enrol, but contact us  beforehand.

Teaching hours of Acupuncture per year: 370, including tuition, weekly webinars and retreat.  

Total teaching hours of Acupuncture for the 3 Years: 1.113

Clinical training hours at the end of the 3rd year: 400  

Total course teaching hours: 1.513 

Students workload in hours: 3.026. These hours are  devoted to  study, research, exams, assignment etc.). They are calculated according to a  ratio of  1 (contact hours) : 2 (workload hours). See Bologna guidelines.

Total hours  of training in Acupuncture: 4.539

Students who enrol in the course, but do not have a certified  diploma in Western Medicine will follow an extra class of 270 hours  covered in 3 years (90 hours per year) where they will study Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology (with our MD) & First Aid (with a qualified First Aid instructor).  The hours spent following this course will be added to the total  hours (contact and workload). 

Classes in Western Medicine Studies are paid separately.


Timetable 2020-2021

The year starts on the 23/10/2020 and ends on the 03/07/2021.

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Monthly classes: Log in to view your first class at any time on or after 23/10/2020. The five lessons of the week are made available every Friday and, thereupon, are released every following day for 5 consecutive days.  

Webinars: log in on you assigned day to join your class and follow the webinar. 

Webinars - Schedule:  

1st year: Tuesday 7pm-10pm 

2nd year: Wednesday 7pm-10pm 

3rd year: Thursday 7pm- 10pm 

1st Exam sessions: February 2021  

2nd exam session:  June-July 2021 

Retreat: September 2021 (Date TBC)

Holidays:  

– Christmas 23-12-2020 – 08/01/2021 – Easter: 24/04/2021- 8-05-2021 – Summer: 3/07/2021 – 09/10/2021 start of second year

We model our standards upon the suggestions of the main European Association for our profession

A glance into the tools of the art of acupuncture

Pulses diagnosis : the tool that reads the hidden

Pulse palpation is a compulsory investigative tool used within the logic of the four diagnostic pillar of chinese diangosis. Pulse taking tells not only the condition of each single organ (zangfu 臟腑), but also how each one of them interacts with the others go form a pathology. Knowing the 'mechanism of a pathology' allows the practioner to treat disease from its roots in a holistic, rather than in a symptomatic manner. What distinguishes Chinese Acupuncture from other forms of modern acupuncture is precisely that by working with the 'mechanism of pathologgy' underlying a disease, it becomes possible to treat more than one disease in a course of treatments (10 -12 sessions).

Testimonials

“I have been studying all my life, and besides my main degrees, I have taken many courses in a variety of subjects. In all these years of training, I have had many teachers, but I never met a teacher like Vita Revelli. I have only been in this course for a month, and the whole experience feels like the rebirth of me. Vita has the true gift of being able to transmit invaluable information that makes the whole learning process beautiful and almost majestic. I have just finished studying the first 20 lessons in the whole course (Module 1 - Year 1), a beautiful chapter that shows the fundamental conception of the world and the place of the human being occupies in it according to ancient Chinese phylosophy and cosmology. From these lessons, I have learnt to perceive the 'resonance' between the cosmos and the single human being, and have been able to gain a special gaze, a new to me vantage point, that invites me to look for 'Oneness' , rather than division, as this is the true basis of any life and all lives together. I am beginning to see how ultimately health has to do precisely with living this 'Onesess' and with how ultimately even movement and change don't do anything else but reaffirming it" ”

1st year student

Orestis Palladiou - BSc.Sports Science (UK), Master in human rights (UK), Post-grad.diploma London School of journalism - Lives in Cyprus

“This course is great, filled with important information which is difficult to come by and structured in a way which is easy to follow. Vita is a great teacher, with a wealth of knowledge. I have always found online learning difficult as, if there is no structure it is hard to keep motivation up. However, the structure of this course makes sure that you are constantly engaged. For anyone that wants an in depth knowledge of Chinese Medicine from start to finish, I highly recommend this course.”

1st year student

Evaggelos Koumoudos – BSc - joint honours physics &philosophy ( UK), Msc accounting &finances (UK) - Lives in London (UK)

Fees & Discount Options

  • Given the financial strain Covid-19 has put on most people, AOM offers a 20% Discount, for each year of training if you enrol in the course starting on 22nd of October 2020. The fees per year are now: £3.500 instead of the original price of £4.200

  • To secure a spot, an enrolment fee of £300 should be paid by students selecting the pay-in-instalments option not later than 1 month before the starting of the course on the 22nd of October 2020. The remainder of £3.200 will be divided into 10 equal instalments of £320 payable before the start of each module

  • A further 5% Discount is available for students who pay for the whole year upfront, bringing the price down to £3,150. Be advised that the course starts on the 22nd October 2020. No enrolment fee is due for this option

  • We give a huge 30% Discount to the students who purchase the whole three years course upfront. Be advised that the course starts on the 22nd October 2020. No enrolment fee is due for this option

  • Late enrolments are accepted up to 2 months after the start of the course on the 22nd of October 2020. Please send us an email to arrange this

  • The fees for the clinical practice are of £2.500. They cover 400 hours of hands-on supervised clinical with patients

  • Western Medicine Studies are compulsory for students without prior training in this subject. The fees for this course are paid separately

A glance into the practice of acupuncture

Cupping

Cupping is a tool often used in acupuncture. It is indicated, for instance, in conditions of cold causing tight, fixed pain in any area of the body. In this case the cupping activates blood circulation, expells the cold pathogen and relieves pain. Cupping can also be used in many other clinical conditions.

Have any questions ?

We understand that choosing a serious course can feel like a huge commitment. If in doubt, do not enrol too lightly, but please schedule a call with us to ask any questions you might have and then decide whether it's right for you

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