New Year, New Challenges


2018 is just around the corner and soon we will all be making New Year’s Resolutions that we never seem to stick to. But why not try something different next year, to benefit not only yourself but your career too? Herbal medicine goes hand in hand with acupuncture and can be used effectively to treat long-term disorders. The combination of the two will allow you to become a more skilled practitioner and yield higher success rates.

At Phoenix Academy, we offer part-time education courses, CPD courses and a 2-week study trip to help further your career and knowledge in TCM. It is still not too late to register for our 2018 start dates – it’s a new year and potentially a new you!

Foundation Course in Chinese Medicine

If you are new to Traditional Chinese Medicine, our course is just for you. You can follow on from this course with Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine or Tuina courses. The 3-month course focuses on the basic theories and the shared common elements in the practice of Chinese medicine from Yin/Yang and five elements to diagnostic methods and syndrome pattern differentiation. It also emphasizes the understanding of the meridian system, the basic treatment principle and lifestyle advice.

The 6 lectures will be taught in English in London by Dr Fanyi Meng, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader of the Acupuncture undergraduate degree at the University of Lincoln.

This course is especially useful to those who have done professional training in related healthcare subjects. If you would like to find out more about this course, you will find all the information here. 

Dr Fanyi Meng

Diploma in Practical Chinese Herbal Medicine

This two year, part-time herbal medicine course is tailored to working acupuncturists, who already run a busy practice. Our course features Sunday teaching lectures, virtual tutorials, guided self-study and clinical practice to optimise your professional practice with Chinese herbal medicine.

This diploma course is taught over the course of two years and involves lectures, case studies and clinical practice. In year 1, students will be primarily studying Chinese herbal medicine theory and in year 2, students will have a combination of theory and clinical practice.

Students are required to complete 200 hours of clinical practice time and 200 hours of case studies in order to pass the course. There is also a final examination at the end of the course. We also offer the option of the 3rd year of study, which converts the diploma into a Masters degree in TCM with the highly esteemed Shanghai University of TCM.

Our course is jointly run with the Shanghai University of TCM and the partnership allows us to achieve a high level of educational standard. The course has also been granted accreditation by the TCMAB, therefore successful completion will allow you to become a registered member of the professional body (ATCM).

If you are interested in this course, click here to find out more and enrol.

Prof Ye Zhang

Diploma in Jing Fang Classical Formula Study

We are proud to be working with the Jing Fang Institute of the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China, and Five Branches University in the USA, to offer a complete Jing Fang diploma in the UK.

The course has 4 modules and is featured by weekend classroom teaching, virtual tutorials, guided self-study and clinic practice to optimise your professional practice.

This 2-year part-time course is tailored for practitioners and students who have completed training in conventional or complementary medicine. We particularly welcome people who have an interest in Jing Fang study.

If you would like to find out more about this course, please click here. We are also hosting the first International Jing Fang Conference in September 2018 if you would like you to expand your Jing Fang knowledge without committing the time to a course. You can find more information about the conference here.

Jing Fang

Shanghai Study Trip

Our 2 week Chinese Medicine study trip to Shanghai is jointly set up with Shanghai University of TCM and the College of Acupuncture and Tuina.  This is a clinically based study suitable for all practitioners, students and healthcare professionals who are practising or studying acupuncture, Tuina and Chinese herbal medicine.

Shanghai University of TCM is a leading university of TCM in China with excellent resources in education, clinical and scientific research. This study trip is highly refined and specially arranged to provide a wonderful opportunity for practitioners and students alike to experience the fast-paced environment of TCM in Shanghai. We have an exclusive relationship with the Shanghai University of TCM which allows us to plan unique visits, which you will not have access to on other available study trips. The trip is extremely hands-on and allows you to interact with patients and doctors, experience TCM first hand and even try out some of the treatments yourself.

Shanghai Study Trip

If you would like to know more about the 2017 study trip then click here or visit the website to book your place.

Don’t let another year go by without challenging yourself and trying something new. Let 2018 be the year that you make a change! Visit the Phoenix Academy website for more information.

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