Cosmetic Acupuncture


The Acuregen Clinic and Academy has a permanent training venue located in East Finchley, N London.  Please keep an eye on the websites for our training programme and special events.
 You will also have the opportunity to meet the College of Chinese Medicine teaching staff when indicated.

In Date Order
from JULY 2017


Please apply to CCM Certification for your CPD Certificate by submitting this form after completing your course  
There is £20 charge for this payable after submitting the certification form





Acuregen Academy,

London Baronsmere Road N2 9QD
Amanda Shayle +44 7778267778 email


COURSE SCHEDULE 2017                                   
Book 4 days with Core 1 and 2
£1020 discounted. Can be split attendance by arrangement

28,29 Sept        Core 1                          £546          London Academy

Places available

30 Sept 1 Oct   Core 2                          £546             London Academy
Sat, Sun                                             

Places available


14,15,16 Oct     Core 1 & 2 special         £750 early bird  Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
New York

27,28  Oct      Core 1            £546                           London Academy
Fri, Sat

29, 30 Oct      Core 2            £546                           London Academy
Sun, Mon

16,17 Nov      Core 1            £546                           London Academy
Thur, Fri

18,19 Nov      Core 2            £546                           London Academy
Sat, Sun

9, 10 Dec       Core 1            £546                           London Academy
Sat, Sun

General note:
Acuregen Courses have now been established since 2006 and has evolved through research and development within the teaching environment and in our clinics. 
Our courses continue to remain "work in progress" and we encourage past students to maintain close contact with us via our private network: The Acuregen Cosmetic Acupuncture Network, now a Facebook group.

Acuregen are at the forefront of developments emerging for cosmetic acupuncture with patents pending on uniquely branded needles, cosmetics and clinical materials designed for purpose. Our brand is becoming recognised worldwide and those who wish to advance as licenced practitioners will have a unique clinical opportunity moving forward.  As we pride ourselves on including the latest in cosmetic treatments, the integration of LED Light therapy is now included in the practical aspects of this course.  A unique system from collaboration in the USA in 2014 is now available to those interested.
  Acuregen run courses internationally and have a growing international collaboration of professionals involved in this special area.  We are delighted with our continued long-standing relationship with The College of Chinese Medicine and The Acupuncture Society.  We are also delighted to announce that we are an approved NCCAOM (PDAs) and CA Board (CEUs) USA Education Provider for any of our courses delivered in the USA and worldwide.  This in addition to accreditation by The Acupuncture Society and the Associated Beauty Therapists (ABT).




In addition we a new programme of Master Classes for 2017.  Updates for these are listed on our website page under Courses schedule. 

We recommend that Acuregen Core 1 is attended first as Core 2 is now an advanced course and is, therefore, also suitable for attendees of other cosmetic acupuncture training.  Core 1 does, however, provide the foundation for theory and clinical work in respect of our unique approach so is highly recommended.

 Core 1 and advanced Core 2 now available as a full 4-day certification course which is idea for those travelling to learn.  Affordable accommodation is available for students on site on a first come first served basis.


Our beautiful spacious training venue offers a comfortable, nurturing learning environment.  Free parking is available and East Finchley underground station is a short walk away.  We are lucky to have lots of cafes in close proximity on East Finchley High Street.


Core 1: £546 If booked singly
Core 2: £546 If booked singly
Both booked together: Normal price £1195. Discounted price is £1020


Please apply to for your certificate on completion of the course. £20 charge direct with The College of Chinese Medicine. This is reduced from the usual £30 for our students.


Please contact Amanda Shayle AT
Amanda will send you a detailed information booklet by email on these courses.


Thrive needles with our new LED Light system from the USA.
Needles inserted into our silicon face used for training.
Japan 2011 

Link for Acuregen Cosmetic Acupuncture Products including new Thrive Intradermal needles:
Acuregen Website


Acuregen Cosmetic Acupuncture Core 1

This course covers the theory and concepts behind why the system works so effectively and is dealt with at a scientific level to give practitioners the tools they need to explain likely outcomes to their patients.  We teach methods of audit and evaluation as well as how to structure a treatment plan to maximise outcomes.   Our training programme ensures ethical, safe and good clinical practice.  A full range of unique specialist materials has been developed to support our work and these are available to past students at concessionary prices.  All training materials are included in the course fee.

Undertaking Core 1 will give you the basic knowledge and skills, but our Core 2 Advanced module adds the finishing touches with advanced techniques, giving a full portfolio of treatments and adds weight to Core 1 basic training 

Feedback has confirmed that Core 1 is essential prior to undertaking the Core 2 due to theory covered.  
A full theory pack for each module is available to download in advance of the essential face-to-face clinical days.  It is not advisable or possible to achieve these specialist skills with on line training only.

Core 1  - More Information
The 2017 course will feature the best of latest editions of the workshops taught internationally – including key workshops in Japan 2011, the TCM Kongress in Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, Germany in 2013, Finland 2013, ICCM Israel 2014 and Christie Foundation 2014 & 2015, Germany, Slovenia and Netherlands 2015, Tel Aviv, Poland and Los Angeles 2016 & 17.
This 2-day CPD seminar is very practically orientated with lots of hands-on training. The basis of TCM anti-ageing treatments is explained both in scientific and traditional terms.  Groups are small to ensure that participants are confident and competent with the techniques being shown.  Our international seminars are larger so visit the UK courses for a more personalised tuition advantage.
Techniques shown will allow participants to approach treatment of the following beauty concerns confidently and effectively.  Built into the training is how to understand factors that may mitigate patient expectations and outcomes from such a treatment:  Lines and Wrinkles, Enlarged Pores, Acne Scarring, Discoloration, Dull Complexion, Dryness, Sagging and Loss of Muscle Tone, Puffy Eyes, Sagging Neck. 
Aged décolleté, Body areas, Acne and other dermatological problems will be covered and more advanced solutions applied in Core 2.

The Acuregen range of skincare will be used during this course. These products contain absolutely no parabens or harmful compounds and are completely safe and appropriate for use with cosmetic acupuncture procedures.  You will receive skincare training and this is covered under our Balens policy.  The skincare products are available to you at a discounted price.  The opportunity to become stockists at a higher discount level with volumes of 6 per item gives you a business window to retail them to your clients. 
We will continue to support your cosmetic acupuncture business with PR activities with the chance to join our select team for which PR activities will support your business moving forward.
Please feel free to bring any other cosmetic skin products for discussion. 

After the course, you will be invited to become a member of the private Acuregen Cosmetic Acupuncture Network Facebook Forum which will enable you to stay in touch, ask questions and share case studies and research. There is no charge for this membership but we do hope that you will become an active, interested participant and enjoy the opportunities for safe and effective practice that this offers.  We will post regular CPD events and workshops and, ultimately, the Network will become a platform for a self-regulatory group and will comply with required criteria for future Government regulation.  Active involvement will earn you CPD points that will be awarded to individuals each year.  Individual activity is logged on the Forum, as are conversation threads as evidence.

You will have the opportunity to have skills reviews and you will also be able to attend at discounted prices further courses to update your skills. In the unlikely event that you are not competent and confident from the training, you will be invited to train at no extra cost, pending certification. There will also be opportunities for you to assist in future training courses.  Our Cosmetic Network will enable you to keep in touch, ask questions and receive referrals for treatments so it is important to set up profiles clearly setting out where you work.

Subjects to be covered across Core 1 – advanced approaches in Core 2
Definition of Ageing
Definition of Cosmetic Acupuncture
Treatment approach and benefits
Face muscles, facial expression, wrinkle formation
The relationship of fascia
Observation of clients face and consultation
Mitigating factors and contraindications
Cellular and skin physiology to explain treatment protocol and outcomes
The mechanisms of ageing
The relationship of Homeostasis to ageing and healing
Epigenetic factors and TCM
Some theories on how acupuncture works
Summary and why Cosmetic acupuncture is effective and limitations.
Introduction to Acuregen Cosmetic Acupuncture Protocol
Introduction to the materials and method
An overview of constitutional/general health body preparation
The importance of differential diagnosis with clinical examples
Includes insomnia, stress and other health factors
Demonstration of face cleansing
Demonstrations of Facial Protocol and Constitutional support & differentiation
Demonstration of Techniques to address most common facial beauty concerns
Demonstration of Amanda’s Techniques for efficiency and better results
Management of bleeding
Use of jade roller and facial masks
Skin products reviewed.
Discussion on other treatments such as Botox and fillers reviewed as well as support treatments.
Good Clinical and Safe Practice
Lots of Needle practice prior to the clinical sessions
Body points and differentiation and Making a treatment menu
Support treatments reviewed including an introduction to LED Light Therapy
Audit tools and Research for the future
Regulation, Advertising and website issues, marketing and insurance

Subjects to be included on Core 2 Module
Acuregen Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture Core 2 Advanced all skills studied in Core 1 to an advanced level.  No matter where you have learnt your cosmetic acupuncture this course will take your work to a new level.

The course will introduce and cover training with our gentle techniques in medical microneedling - referred to as 'dermaroller', the ‘derma pen’ and also the use of auricular acupuncture and scalp acupuncture. 
Combining all techniques to achieve optimum results and provide a unique treatment programme.  Adding flow and total added professionalism in how you work.
You will have the “full package” for all scenarios.
Further constitutional acupuncture will be covered.
Introducing dermatology scenarios. This will include active conditions such as acne.  We will cover chronic conditions such as acne scarring, scarring, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and specific treatments for pigmentation.
The throat, décolletage and issues with hands and body.
Face cupping and gua sha using our new collaboration with Heskier Tool and facial exercise discussed
More detailed look at LED Light Therapy.  How this accentuates results and is a treatment system stand-alone.

Certification: Participants are awarded a Certificate of Cosmetic Acupuncture and are eligible for membership as Cosmetic Acupuncture Practitioner Member of the Acupuncture Society and are therefore entitled to use the initials MAcS CA.
(Annual membership to the Acupuncture Society is £100) Participants will also be invited to join our Acuregen Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture Network.


Membership to the Acupuncture Society is available to course attendees 
(upon paying the annual membership fee of £100)
Please note that course fees are non-refundable but may be offset against other courses or products by Acuregen at a later date.
Fees are directly payable by debit card, bank transfer or cheque directly to Acuregen Limited. You will receive an invoice once your application has been accepted. Certificates are issued by application on the CCM website, once approved. There is a charge of £20 payable directly to CCM.

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11Admission Requirements


Fully qualified acupuncturists and doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, and other medical professional licensed to practice acupuncture.  These treatments are classified as general health treatments and applicants need to ensure that acupuncture falls within their insured scope of practice
For those who do not meet these criteria, we now offer a diploma/certification course in Acuregen Cosmetic Microsystems Acupuncture – please contact Amanda Shayle for more information. 
This is fine work using specialist materials so please bring appropriate reading glasses if necessary.  This course is not suitable for those with severely impaired vision or impaired fine motor skills, primarily for safety reasons for prospective patients. Remember - Please bring your glasses - you will need them.



Acupuncturists and medical professionals who have previously completed the Cosmetic Acupuncture Core 1 module. 
Dispensation will be considered on an individual basis for previous cosmetic acupuncture training though we find through feedback that the Acuregen evidence-based theory lectures are considered to be a unique and invaluable foundation for this work.



The list below is a student safety guide used prior undertaking our training courses. We aim to protect the health and safety of students in training and also those they practise on during and after the course.

If you suffer from any of the conditions listed below or other conditions that have not been included that you feel are relevant, please inform us prior to class treatments so that we can assess you suitability for such treatment.  In the case of pregnancy, for example, we will not permit you to receive a treatment but you can return to experience it once baby is born!

Please do feel free to contact me confidentially if you have any questions or special learning or cultural requirements – it is our pleasure to assist you with these.
Where there is any doubt please consult your GP.
- A recent operation - An untreated medical condition- Severe Bone or joint disorders (Rheumatoid/Osteo arthritis, osteoporosis) - Cardiovascular disorders (high blood pressure, heart / circulatory disease, thrombosis)
- Diabetes - Endocrine disorders - Epilepsy - Drug addiction or recent use of cocktails of recreational and prescribed drugs and or excessive alcohol consumption- Medication - Pregnancy (or post natal) - Severe skin disorders - Severe mental illness- Spinal injuries - Prone to fainting- If you suffer from infectious diseases like hepatitis B.
You must also have eaten about 2 hours prior to treatment (please inform tutor if you haven't!)
- If there anything else we should know about your health, please let the tutor know.
- These factors require consideration prior to treating your clients or during assignment.


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Amanda Shayle MAcS MPCHM CertNatSci (Open)
Amanda is a TCM Practitioner.  She is a clinician with experience in private practice, an integrated health clinic in London and running a student training clinic.  Her key areas of interest include women’s health, cancer prevention strategies, male/female infertility, aesthetics and dermatology.

Since 2005, Amanda progressively developed a system of cosmetic acupuncture, branded Acuregen, and as Founder/CEO, teaches internationally (examples: Tokyo, 2011, TCM Kongress, Germany, Helsinki 2013, Tel Aviv 2014 and 2015, Krakow and Los Angeles 2016).   As well as heading the Acuregen Academy in London, she is actively involved in research projects with particular focus in fascia and human tissue.  Her biochemistry and neurosciences interest since attending as a guest at Imperial College London to pre-empt PhD studies.

 In 2007 Amanda set up an international practitioner forum, The Acuregen Cosmetic Acupuncture Network, to ensure best practice for those she has trained.  In 2012 she collaborated with Vanessa Blake Cosmetics, USA, for whom she is currently Brand Ambassador for their brand Puriskin. 2013 saw the launch of Acuregen natural skincare. Amanda has invented and is patenting a novel intradermal needle, Thrive, now available internationally.

Amanda is a senior lecturer for the College of Chinese Medicine, London and is Vice Chairman of The Acupuncture Society (since 2005).  In this capacity, Amanda continues to be a member of the ‘Profession Specific Board’ (PSB) - Governance for the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council, CNHC, having assisted in founding their Microsystems Acupuncture register.  She is currently involved with the formation and development of The British Acupuncture Federation.

Amanda is committed to promoting the integration of acupuncture into the NHS and developing scientific CAM research methods. Her collaboration with award-winning Get Well UK and departments within the NHS Research Consortium resulted in a successful and ground-breaking conference in October 2007 exploring the complexity of evidence base research, commissioning of CAM services and the possibility of integrated clinical studies. In June 2008 she represented acupuncture in a debate at the UK National Smoking Cessation conference.
Amanda’s background is in Natural Sciences and she is currently undertaking further scientific studies in order that she will be able to make an up to the minute scientific contribution to the researched evidence base projects that she hopes to soon be instrumental in developing and being involved in.



Mark Dyer (Bsc Hons) MCSP HCPC AACP
Acuregen Lecturer
Acuregen Midlands Cosmetic Acupuncture Clinic and Academy

Mark has been working with Acuregen for over 5 years.  He will also now be running courses with Amanda, initially, from his Midlands Academy.  These courses are listed on our website under courses then schedule
Mark can also provide first aid training both in London and Midlands.

Qualifications: Foundation of Acupuncture | Manual / Therapy | APPI Pilates | Taping and Strapping | FA and RFA Emergency First Aid | NUCO First Aid at Work Instructor/Assessor | AcuRegen Midlands, Facial cosmetics Acupuncture practitioner | Registered to HCPC, CSP and AACP, undergrad NADA GB Auricular Acupuncture
Mark Dyer is a Consultant Physiotherapist, practicing within the Neural and musculoskeletal field of physiotherapy. Mark has many refined skills to delivering the most appropriate and affective treatment modalities, for healing and restoring function to his clients. Mark has working extensively in number of different departments gaining valued experience and knowledge about human dynamics and healing factors.
Additionally, a practitioner of Acupuncture for wellbeing, healing and facial aesthetics Mark has over the last 4 year become an integral part of the Acuregen Cosmetic Acupuncture Network and Team, aiding therapists to train at high levels of theory and practical skills and onwards working towards continued professional development and safe practice as well as research projects.
Mark practices AcuRegen treatments within the Midlands demographic and is thought highly of for his skill and application of treatments.
Mark is also an independent prescriber of drugs for the British National Formulary and currently a part of the renewed application of auricular acupuncture for stress and detox under NADA GB.
In 2011 Mark became the founder and director of Mdphysiotherapy Services Ltd treating people with a wide scope of injuries and illnesses and has a fantastic team working for him to deliver best possible results for clients. Mdphysiotherapy Services Ltd covers a large demographic area treating, local private patients, Insurance referrals and prison service health needs.

Mark is a member of The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC , the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and also a practice Educator for Worcester University.

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15Application Form

Please submit this form and the course tutor will respond to your email to inform you of whether you have been accepted.
Please contact Amanda Shayle at
(or if you have any further enquiries about this course
Amanda will send you a detailed information booklet by email on these courses.


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Successful graduates from this course can apply for membership of the Acupuncture Society are entitled to use the abbreviations MAcS CA after their names the society can also arrange professional indemnity insurance at a very competitive members preferential rate

all members must be insured and log 15 hours of CPD per year (8 hours courses/seminars/workshops and 7 hours home study/research)

Acupuncture Society Application Form

if they join the Society and adhere to its code of ethics rules and regulations and supply copies of their insurance.

Acupuncture Society members are exempted from Local Authority Licensing in many areas including Greater London please check with your local authority.

The annual membership to the Acupuncture Society is £100

The College of Chinese Medicine

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