Battlefield Acupuncture

Level 3 - £95

Start: 9:45 am

End: 5:00 pm

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With kit: £110 (ASP semi-permanent needles in gold and classic steel, ear pellets and wipes)
Without Kit: £95

Optional £49 fee to upgrade to a diploma via case studies verified by an independent external examiner.

This is a 1/2 day course running from 9:45am to 1pm.

This protocol was originally developed in 2001 by Colonel Richard Niemtzow, who developed it for substantive pain relief in combat situations. One of his students, Colonel Heather Pickett, a doctor in the US Air Force brought it to the UK and has used it to great effect in Iraq and in the Nellis airforce base in Las Vegas. As a result, it is becoming well-known worldwide as “Battlefield Acupuncture” and is an excellent “emergency” treatment if you have a client who has just injured themselves, and you cannot manipulate or work on their injury until inflammation in the area has settled down. It can also be used in special Pain Clinics to lessen pain while clients wait for operations, in birth or while broken bones heal.

This course teaches you the knowledge and skills to perform Battlefield Acupuncture with special needles. You need not have any prior knowledge of acupuncture or any other therapy and the course consists of theory and practical hands-on application learning the Battlefield Acupuncture Pain Protocol using the equipment provided on the day.

This amazing course teaches a fast, powerful pain relief protocol for use with your clients, and covers the standard 5 points for this protocol and methodology of use.
We also discuss and teach you the advanced battlefield protocols within this course, learning our specialist cluster and galvanic linking technique to reduce needles and keep treatment time to a minimum.
We show authentic techniques and accuracy of points as taught directly by Colonel Richard Niemtzow, the originator of this protocol, as well as additional tips and techniques for clinical usage. This course includes a full discussion of the theory and physiological functions of this technique, in depth anatomy of the ear and key landmarks for finding points and locations quickly and accurately. It also covers practical needle demonstrations and includes the students marking up on ears to check locations prior to needling. We also have discussions on use of magnets, seeds, and other alternative treatment methods to needles.

Assessment is by observation of students performing the therapy during the practical sessions to establish safe practice. Each student must be observed practising correct, safe, protocol in order to be deemed safe to practice and gain a full certificate. (equates to 3 hours CPD).

Assessment is by observation of students performing the therapy during the practical sessions to establish safe practice. Each student must be observed practising correct, safe, protocol in order to be deemed safe to practice and gain a full certificate. (equates to 3 hours CPD).

What is Battlefield Acupuncture
How does it work?
What does it do?
Issues and applications
Contraindications and complications
Application and technique
Types of equipment
Point locations
Clinical application
Advanced pairing and clustering
Other methods of applying
Location practice – theory
Consultation forms and post care
Practical point location
Practical needling
Further questions and Q&A
Closure and further information

Concise and Accurate: This course is a half day, but gives you plenty of theory on Battlefield Acupuncture, including the history, how it works, potential complications and how to avoid, applications and methodology.

Experienced and Knowledgeable Teachers: The course is taught by experienced teachers who use this technique in clinic, and regularly help their own patients with pain issues.

Covers use of Semi-Permanent Needles: This course teaches how to use, and the safety of the usage of Semi-Permanent needles, and may therefore be accepted by Balens insurance for the purposes of Semi-permanent needle insurance as long as you can fulfill their standards. (Please inquire with your teacher for more information).

Practice Sessions on and off a live person: You are able to practice marking “needling point” placement on lots of different types of ears on paper before practicing on a live person, so you can fully understand where the points are on different ear types. Then you get practice marking up real ears and practice on classroom volunteers from the current class.

Optional Equipment to take away: The optional equipment kit gives you a basic starter kit of Semi-Permanent needles as well as wipes and 800 Gauss stick on ear magnets so that you can get working as soon as you finish the course, this allows you to have time to purchase the right equipment afterwards avoiding expensive mistakes.

Access to support forums: Even though this is only a half day course, you still get access to our support forums and teachers email addresses for lifetime support on this subject and other relating ones. Total Therapy has a supportive culture and we actively encourage our students to help each other, as much as we support them.

There are no qualification prerequisites for this course.
You must be 18 years or older and understand spoken and written English.
You must consent to giving and receiving acupuncture therapy.


“I attended The Battlefield Acupuncture course and thoroughly enjoyed the it. I found the trainers welcoming and friendly, knowledgeable and supportive. The course content was great, but the practical element of the course was my favourite part. I felt confident in utilising what I had learned, and I wouldn’t hesitate to book another course with Total Therapy Training. Thank you for an enjoyable day!”
Deanna Thomas


Yes! You are very welcome to join us for this course, we can even suggest other courses that may interest you and give advice on other things you might want to take into consideration if you are wanting to do this therapy on the public.

Yes, if you are an acupuncture therapist already, your own current insurer should cover this course as an addition, you will have to let them know and provide them with a copy of your certificate or diploma, and it may be advisable to check with them before booking. Balens insurance, however, accept our Certificates and Diplomas readily as we work in close partnership with them, making sure that they accept all our qualifications.
Please note, it is always advisable to check with you insurance provider if they will cover you for any qualification if you are unsure, as they will have their own prerequisites.

Yes we do, if you send us a message via the contact form then we can give you a quote for private training.

This course is for any therapist who has clients that deal with physical pain, either long or short term. We also accept individuals who are the otherwise therapists, but are wishing to learn this therapy to aid family members, so that they can reduce the need to take opioids and other painkillers long or short term.

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