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Mastering the Art of Abdominal Acupuncture

Thanks to their convenience and high clinical efficacy, Acupuncture Microsystems have gained in popularity in recent years. What are the advantages of this particular Microsystem?

What are the Advantages of Abdominal Acupuncture?

  • Usually give painless acupuncture.
  • More effective and fast acting i.e. can bring pain level from a score of 10 (100%) to 2 (20%) or even zero (0%) within moments of starting treatment.
  • Particularly good for treating the weaker constitution i.e. elderly / children or immuno compromised including those suffering with cancer.
  • Especially powerful at treating acute and chronic painful conditions such as Fibromyalgia and Arthritis.
  • It is also very affective at treating fertility problems.
  • Can treat a lot more in one session than conventional acupuncture.
  • Especially effective at treating Stroke rehabilitation and other neurological conditions such as Migraines.
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Improves mood and sleep.

What can Abdominal Acupuncture treat?

Abdominal Acupuncture is particularly effective with Muscular Skeletal problems such as backache, sciatica, disc prolapse, neck pain, frozen shoulder, R.S.I  tendonitis & rheumatoid arthritis, etc. It also treats neurological disorders including senile dementia, Parkinsons etc. Disturbances of the nervous system such as anxiety, depression, stress, headaches, dizziness and many more.

What are previous attendees saying about the course?

Course Overview

Join us for a 2 day intensive training about the “Art of Mastering Abdominal Acupuncture” on November 17th – 18th 2018 in Amsterdam.

Saturday morning

Introduction to abdominal acupuncture

  • Brief History
  • Demonstration
  • Abdominal theories
  • Heaven, Humanity, Earth
  • Channels, collaterals and Zang Fu organs
  • Advantages /Contraindications

Map of abdominal points (2 Dimensional)

  • Location of points  (variation of points) (Demonstration)

Saturday afternoon

  • Brief description of main points
  • Function of points, Abdominal Significance

Abdominal Diagnosis

  • Palpation
  • Observation
  • Temperature
  • Male / Female

Demonstration and practical supervised session

Sunday morning

Abdominal Acupuncture Treatment Protocol

  • Importance of position, client reference
  • Needle, sequence, depth (Deqi or no Deqi)
  • Information interpretation from needle and client
  • Putting it all together
  • Demonstration

Abdominal Prescriptions functions and formulations

  • Break & extra time / Questions
  • General Abdominal prescriptions
  • Sciatica / Back Ache (chronic / acute)
  • Muscular skeletal conditions
  • Bi Syndrome
  • Rheumatism / Arthritis

Demonstration & Supervised student cases

Sunday Afternoon

Demonstration & Supervised student cases

  • Stiff Neck
  • Frozen shoulder / shoulder pain
  • Tennis elbow / elbow pain
  • Repetitive strain injury (R.S.I)
  • Carpel Tunnel syndrome
  • Hip / pelvic problems
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle ache
  • Sports injuries

Demonstration & Supervised student cases

Questions and answers

Learning objectives

  • The theory and power of Abdominal Acupuncture (AA) will be explained in detail so that participants have confidence to use AA for all manner of issues besides pain.
  • Abdominal point location and point functions will be explained to ensure fast and accurate location and equip participants to be able to interpret this system for all manner of painful problems.
  • Abdominal diagnosis will be taught in a theoretical and practical manner with special attention to the successful location and treatment of relevant Ashi points.
  • A selection of prescriptions will be taught & how to formulate prescriptions will be explained.
  • The subtleties of AA will be practiced and refined to ensure confidence and competence for each participant using AA.

About the speaker

Dave Shipsey in his own words: “I am a Registered Acupuncturist, Author and Teacher. I have been practising Acupuncture in Dublin since 2001. I discovered Abdominal Acupuncture in 2000 whilst on a one year clinical and medical Acupuncture internship in Nanjing, China under the supervision of Dr Han. In October 2015 I published my book “Mastering the Art of Abdominal Acupuncture, a Concise Guide to Treating Numerous Painful Conditions”. This peer reviewed book is the first of its kind to be published in English on the subject. Today I run my own AA training program (CPD accredited) for qualified and final year student acupuncturists. The courses have evolved organically over the years and I feel that I have now found the perfect balance of theory and practice. I teach in Ireland, Great Britain, Europe, Australia and the US.”


This seminar is NVA accredited. The course also has 13.5 CEUs from NCCAOM.

Seminar Dates, Time & Location

17th – 18th November 2018, Amsterdam

Teaching hours are 9am to 5pm on both days and the address where the seminar will take place is: 

Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg
Timorplein 21 1094 CC Amsterdam
Tel+31 (0)20 551 31 90

Seminar Cost:

  • Regular price: 420 Euros
  • Ask for a discount if you would like to attend several seminars.

Sign up Now!

Are you already a practitioner of other Microsystems? Do you want to learn (another) highly effective Microsystem to painlessly treat all kinds of musculoskeletal, neurological, digestive and reproductive disorders? Then Mastering the seminar “The Art of Abdominal Acupuncture” is for you! Sign up today, only limited spots available!