Acu-stim Pulse Therapy Level 1 Foundation Course

InstructorNick Segal
TypeOnsite Course
DateOct 7, 2017 - Oct 8, 2017
Time10am - 4pm
PlaceThe Full Spectrum Centre Limited

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Independent study is an essential part of our VTCT and Professional Vocational Qualifications and you will be required to complete both practical and theoretical assignments at home. Observation Assessments will take place onsite during the course and a Portfolio of Evidence will be completed. Competent performance of Observation outcomes must be demonstrated on a specified number of occasions.

Unit assessment methods:

Portfolio of Evidence, Written Assignments, Case Studies, Practical Elements/Final Assessments and Written Exams.

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Registration, Record of Assessment Book, Course Materials, Certificate and Assessment Fees.


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Why choose The Full Spectrum Centre Limited?

Not only do our team of professionally qualified, experienced and passionate holistic therapists/tutors provide dedicated student support, we provide learners with access to our training rooms subject to availability in order for them to have an appropriate space in which to carry out their case studies.

When choosing a VTCT qualification you will gain skills and knowledge necessary for success in your chosen career, while gaining an industry-recognised qualification. VTCT is the specialist awarding organisation for the Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Complementary Therapy, Hospitality and Catering and Sport and Active Leisure sectors, with over 45 years of experience. They are an awarding body regulated by national organisations including Ofqual, SQA, DfES and CCEA and a registered charity investing in education and skills but also giving to good causes in the area of facial disfigurement.

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Acu-stim Pulse Therapy

About This Course

Acu-stim Pulse Therapy is an effective, safe and simple form of Acupuncture Treatment without the use of needles. The therapy is based on Acupuncture without the use of needles, with the combined benefits of energetic pulse therapy. The therapy helps to balance emotional feelings in a safe, unique and holistic way.

This two day training course is aimed at clients wanting to treat themselves safely and effectively at home.

Acu-stim is based on the principles of acupuncture without needles, where as Pulse Therapy is based on the speed of the pulse.

Needles are substituted for a treatment probe that emits tiny electrical pulses to stimulate Acu-Points. Therefore, Acu-stim can be used to treat all conditions treated by acupuncture. Acupuncture is one of many treatments used within T.C.M. (Traditional Chinese Medicine).

Pulse Therapy is an independent mechanism that works without using Acu-points. Whereby, the pulse frequencies, or speed of the pulsations alone are responsible for the beneficial changes.

Therefore, Acu-stim Pulse Therapy is a combination of Eastern T.C.M. and Western T.E.N.S. (Trans Electrical Nerve Stimulation) Combined in a specific and certain way, much like the ingredients in a recipe. The overall practice of this treatment produces an integrative medicinal and holistic therapy.

Thus, giving therapist practitioners another tool to help improve; Biological, Psychological and Social well-being conditions at the causal level. The main aim as always, is to improve our human condition, to be the best we can be using available resources.

Furthermore, there is an A to Z list of conditions that can be treated in this way. This training course, it’s manual and workbook are concerned mainly with improving emotional well-being, through the removal of stress by introducing relaxation.

This treatment has been used successfully for reducing the symptoms associated with chemical dependence including Hyperactivity, Hyper vigilance, Panic, and Anger at one end of the spectrum to Fear, Low mood, Apathy, Grief and Depression at the other.

Treatments are always tailored specifically to meet the individuals needs. Therefore, apart from sever symptom reduction, it is also used as an aid to meditation, to bring about relaxation, clarity of mind and an overall sense of well-being.

There are two main standard treatment protocols, a combination is used to suit each individuals personal needs:​​

Uplifting Energy Boost

By using rapid pulses between 80 and 150 Hz, pulses per second this helps the release of serotonin and dopamine bringing about an uplifting feeling, that is naturally induced with no side effects. Anti-depressant pulses are used In combination with anti-depressant acu-points, i.e. Spleen 1 and 2, Sp 1 & 2 on the big toes, that way a natural holistic balance is achieved in the whole brain and body system.

​​​Calming and Deeply Relaxing

​By using ultra slow pulses of 10 or 2 Hz, pulses per second this helps the release of Endorphins bringing about a deeply calming and relaxing state of body and mind, with no side effects naturally and gently. These calming pulses are used in combination with master body acu-points, such as Large intestine 4 , Li 4 located on each hand.

Some of the other benefits of the training and treatment include:
  • Increase in confidence levels
  • Improved concentration
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Greater independence and control over symptoms
  • A safe way to reduce consumption of prescribed medications
 Some of the conditions that can be improved are:
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Attention Deficiency Syndrome
  • Traumatic Stress
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/M.E
  • Fibro myalgia
  • High/Low blood pressure
  • I.B.S.
  • Diabetes
  • Appetite Increase/Reduction
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Thyroid Balancing
  • Addictions

You will receive expert tuition and all necessary equipment and at this stage will be are able to treat yourself, family and friends.

Nicholas Jack Segal began researching, creating and developing Acu-stim Pulse Therapy for health and wellbeing in 1999. After periods of homelessness, hopelessness and addiction up until 1995, when he met Professor Eric Davidson (AKA ‘The Tramp’) on the streets of Manchester. He then spent 7 years researching and working with addictions within the field of Psychology and substance misuse. After which he was awarded a Batchelor of Science Degree in Psychology​​ BSc (Hon) in 2007 and the Advanced Substance Misuse Advisory Group Qualification (SMAGQ)

Prerequisite: There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification. You should have a caring disposition and attend our centre for the Practical Elements. Practical elements may be of mixed sex and learners will be required to work on each other.

Duration: Practical elements are covered at our centre over a period of 2 days or 2 hours per week, evenings or weekends for 6 weeks.

Case studies: None.

Upon completion of both practical and short written exam a Full Spectrum Centre Limited Acu-stim Pulse Therapy Level 1 Foundation Certificate of Achievement will be awarded.

Additional information: All necessary materials and equipment will be provided for use during the practical elements.

Progression: On completion of this qualification you may choose to undertake further study; courses you could progress to include:

  • Acu-stim Pulse Therapy Level 2 Practitioner Course

Watch Nick Segal providing an Acu-stim Pulse Therapy treatment and answering questions.

Enroll on our Acu-stim Pulse Therapy Level 1 Foundation Course today