Chinese Bloodletting & Plum Blossom Hammer (Level 5) 10 November 2024 at AcuMedic Centre


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This is Chinese Bloodletting as opposed to other styles and involves pricking of acupuncture points, veins and other areas of soft tissue. Learn techniques rarely taught in the West - delivered to you straight from original oriental sources.

Learn how to use a wide range of tools and needles for different treatments and outcomes.

The full equipment kit includes a plum blossom hammer, bucket, tray, hypodermic needles, lances, diabetic puncture pens, blood-letting mats, hospital-grade wipes, and acupuncture needles (RRP £105).

The course covers full diagnostics of where and when to bleed using three different types of bloodletting equipment and these techniques are discussed, demonstrated and practised in class.

Learn from discussions on additional adjunctive treatments such as cupping, which can be used in conjunction with blood-letting as well as discussions on other blood-letting modalities.

Get training in bloodletting for emotional issues, as well as systematic and general stagnation issues, auricular techniques and specific protocols for various issues.

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 6 hours CPD).

Optional Diploma Available (equates to 26 hours CPD).


  • Introduction and History of Blood Letting
  • What is it?
  • What does it do?
  • Issues and applications
  • When and where to perform
  • Frequency of treatment
  • Contraindications and complications
  • techniques
  • Tools and wider applications
  • Auricular bloodletting
  • Hand and foot bloodletting
  • Key protocols for specific issues
  • Japanese blood letting
  • Treatment of emotional disorders
  • Protocol and clinical application
  • Post treatment care
  • Consent forms
  • Patient records
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Student practice


“I attended the Bloodletting course recently, the communications before and after course are excellent. The teacher is very knowledgeable and covered every point for practicing safely and effectively. I learned lots out of this course and highly recommend Total Therapy Training”Yan vW

“The Chinese Bloodletting was a very unique and well formulated course covering a subject that is not really taught else where in the UK. The theory was thorough and the strong practical element helped to solidify the teachings of the day, with an extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor. Amazing course!”Paz Gohil, Birmingham


Does this course cover wet cupping?We do demonstrate Chinese Blood Letting with Cupping but this is not the same as the well-known ‘Wet Cupping’ as performed by Hijama therapists.

I’ve heard that you can’t get insured by Balens Insurance for Bloodletting, why are you saying you can?Working in Partnership with Balen’s Insurance we can confirm that our course is the only one in the UK approved and insured by Balen’s. As long as you are a qualified acupuncturist and registered with the British Acupuncture Federation, you can gain insurance. Please feel free to give them a call and check on 01684 893006. (Ask for the affinities team)

I haven’t done any other therapy before so I’m a complete beginner, can I come on this course?Unfortunately you will need an acupuncture qualification or a Wet Cupping qualification to get insurance on this so we cannot accept students without either of these.

What are the benefits of Bloodletting?This therapy can be used for clinical or cosmetic purposes and although it sounds alarming it is actually extremely safe. This therapy is becoming more accepted now especially with the NHS currently running trials with Blood Letting via leeches. It can obtain extraordinary results for chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Who is it for?This course is aimed at anyone who meets the prerequisites and wishes to learn a valuable skill in stagnation removal, cosmetic applications and Chinese Symptom remedies.


To attend this course you will need a qualification in Acupuncture, Wet Cupping or a medical qualification.

You must be 18 years or older and understand spoken and written English.

You must consent to giving and receiving blood letting therapy.


  • Date: 10 November 2024 
  • Time: 9:45-17:00
  • Venue: AcuMedic Centre, 101-105 Camden High Street, NW1 7JN, London, United Kingdom
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