Start date
06 December, 2019
End date
08 December, 2019
Date note
Friday (4:30pm to 9:30pm), Sat and Sun (9am to 5pm)

Introduction to Acupuncture & Dry Needling

Friday December 6, 2019, 4:30pm to 9:30pm

Home study unit prior to course (reading material)

Covers Clean Needle Technique, Precautions and Contraindications, Management of Adverse Reactions, Measurement System, Types of Acupuncture Points and Practical Needling of 15 Acupuncture Points.  Discussion of theory and history of various types of dry needling.  Theory and practical test included.

NOTE: Introduction is essential for all other acupuncture/dry needling courses if no previous acupuncture or dry needling course has been taken

Course manuals and handouts are included in the course cost for all courses.

A free box of needles is provided to students taking the Introduction course.

Cost is $250.



Acupuncture & Dry Needling of the Lower Extremity

Saturday December 7, 2019, 9am to 5pm

Acupuncture for the Lower Extremity

Includes acupuncture and dry needling treatment for OA of the hip, knee arthritis, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis and many other conditions. Dry needling of the Gluteus Maximus, Piriformis, Gastrocnemius, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Soleus, Tibialis Anterior/Posterior, Peroneals. Theory and practical test included.

Cost is $355

Prerequisite:  One previous acupuncture course with practical component.


Acupuncture & Dry Needling of the Lumbopelvic Region

Sunday December 8, 2019, 9am to 5pm

Includes Acupressure, acupuncture and dry needling treatment for Acute Low Back Pain, SI Joint Dysfunction and many other conditions. Dry Needling of the Gluteus Maximus/ Medius/ Minimus, TFL, Quadratus Femoris and many more muscles. Theory and practical test included.

Cost is $355

 Prerequisite:  One previous acupuncture course with practical component.


NOTE: Courses include discussion of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Perspectives.  All course manuals cover an evidence based clinical approach to care and include associated references. Also, all courses have both a practical and theoretical written testing component.


 Through completion of these courses, participants will:

  • Acquire knowledge of physiology of dry needling and palpation of important landmarks for locating acupuncture and motor point dry needling points.
  • Acquire knowledge of indications and contraindications and techniques for guasha and acupressure
  • Perform an evaluation of appropriateness before considering an acupuncture or dry needling treatment
  • Establish and perform a treatment plan and its progression for a variety of conditions which considers amount and location of needles and other forms of treatment
  • Become confident in needling all the acupuncture and motor points learned and be fully aware of all safety issues that relate to needling
  • Become confident dealing with unexpected events and have a plan to handle all adverse events
  • Be able to needle all points learned with 100% safety
  • Complete a theory and practical testing component


Teamworks Health Clinic 

2480 Heather Street, Vancouver, BC 

V5Z 3H9

Registration options:

1. Call Meridian Health Education at 905-450-7870

2. Email 

3. Visit

4. Text Meridian Health Education at (647) 691-4210

Instructor:  Tom Kiroplis, MEd,  R. TCMP, R. Ac

Bio: Tom Kiroplis has taught for several years for the Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Meridian Health Education and Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI). He currently teaches in ON, NL, NB, AB and BC.  

If you have any questions, need additional information, or would like us to have a registration form emailed to you, please email or call 905-450-7870.

Meridian Health Education


Meridian Health Education will provide courses at

Teamworks Health Clinic 

2480 Heather Street, Vancouver, BC 

V5Z 3H9



Event Cost
Total Cost is $950 (Fri $250, Sat $350, Sun $350) - option to take full program or select days (Intro needed for students with no previous needling experience)
In person

Meridian Health Education
Teamworks Health Clinic
2480 Heather Street
Vancouver BC V5Z 3H9

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This course is not provided through PABC. If you have any questions, please contact the private organizer.