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Yuan Traditional Medicine College

A centre of ‘Excellence’ for the study and practice of acupuncture –

one of the leading colleges of its kind in the UK

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Founded in 2000 by John Tindall, the Yuan Traditional Medicine College offers a wide-variety of

inspirational and highly practical acupuncture courses that have been developed,

fine-tuned and perfected by John over his 30 years of clinical practice and teaching.

The course materials written and prepared by John Tindall are now taught

in many acupuncture schools in the UK and abroad.

John has taught thousands of people worldwide.

His courses have revolutionised many healthcare workers and therapists' own practices.

He is an outstanding, inspirational teacher.

About the College

Our Purpose

The creation of a centre of excellence for the study and practice of Traditional Medicine

Our Aims

  • To provide a comprehensive acupuncture training programme

  • To provide a comprehensive understanding of the integration of natural healthcare into daily life.

  • To provide a safe and healthy environment through the creation of a Qi field that fosters the development of all who are involved with the work

  • To provide educational material for professional and public use

Our Objectives

Health and Safety
Ensuring Health and Safety in practice is understood and maintained at all times.

To train health care workers either at the centre or on location, in the comprehensive use of well established protocols for acupuncture.​

Natural Healthcare
To educate students and healthcare workers in the use of naturopathic approaches to improve total wellbeing. This will be set out in such a way that people will be able to provide clients with the self-help options, which are available to them to improve their quality of life.

Qi and the Environment
Through the daily practice of Qi Gong the staff and people studying at the college will gain a greater perception, understanding and knowledge of themselves and cultivate health, clarity and stability in their life purpose.

Ear Acupuncture Register (E.A.R)
The Yuan College maintains E.A.R for purposes of informing the members, the insurance company, the British Acupuncture Council and the public of the level and standard of qualification of the practitioners concern

Educational Material
Through the production of health manuals and study notes, the college will provide all of the information necessary for the training provided. The college will produce self-help materials for professionals and the public.
























"Brilliant course. I loved it. Really clear teaching. Highly recommended."

– Therapist

"As a non-therapist, I was apprehensive about doing this course. But, the information was given in a clear and concise manner and nothing was assumed.

A very enjoyable course and I look forward to doing more."

– Engineer

"The weekend provided a complete and comprehensive overview of the techniques and benefits of facial acupuncture –taught in a friendly and relaxed environment.

I would recommend it whole heartedly!"

– Yoga Teacher & Finance Manager

"Amazing course, inspiring and empowering. Hands-on, real experience."

– Therapist

"Great training. John explains things so clearly. Thank you John!"

– Beauty Consultant

"I have always found John’s courses to be inspiring, helpful and confidence building.

The courses have made me a better practitioner,

understanding what I need to do to help my patients better."

– Acupuncturist

"I have much respected John’s experience and the breadth of his knowledge.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to be able to learn and develop through his guidance." 

- Acupuncturist

"These courses could be the only possible pathway for working people to the acupuncture

profession as a career change."

– Complementary Therapist

"The opportunity to learn and essentially to practice, in a supported environment, has empowered me.

I feel that I could implement the skills confidently in my own practice."

– Acupuncturist

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