At the Northern College of Acupuncture we are committed to providing the highest standards of acupuncture study and training. This includes our support for students with specific learning difficulties, as well as our goal of helping graduates ‘hit the ground running’ when it comes to establishing a successful business.
Graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture in June of this year, Claire Huitson is already the owner of a thriving, and very busy clinic. Based in Teesside, such has been the phenomenal interest in Claire’s clinic, she is already considering opening her practice for four days now instead of two, as originally planned.
Elena Holmes graduated (PgDip) from the Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA) in July 2016, before submitting her MSc in Nutritional Therapy in September 2017 (Elena’s thesis was a systematic review about the current evidence on alpha-linolenic to docosahexaenoic acid conversion efficiency in adult vegans!).
Here, in the lead up to Halloween, Elena (pictured) gives us the lowdown on that traditional spooky favourite … the petrifying pumpkin! Find out more …
Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA) graduate Lindsay Fieldhouse epitomises the adage that ‘nothing worth having comes easy’. Not only has Lindsay recently qualified with a First Degree in BSc (Hons) Acupuncture, but the Leeds’ student managed top honours whilst also being pregnant and having a baby during her course!
We believe that the Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA) is a fantastic place to study, but don’t just take our word for it. Here at the NCA, we are ecstatic that in the recent National Student Survey (NSS), our students have voted us as one of the UK’s best Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to study.
Everyone looks forward to the summer – unless they suffer from hay fever! While most people are imagining months of warm, sunny days – others are dreading the onset of itchy eyes, a runny nose, and checking the pollen count daily.
1: Archaeological evidence shows that the first acupuncture needles were made of stone, while in the coastal areas of China, fish and animal bones were used. Due to the crudeness of the ‘needles’, treatments usually consisted of, thankfully, only one needle! Copper was used for the first metal acupuncture needles, followed by iron, gold and silver up to the stainless steel disposable needles used today.