Paul Blacker

I practice Acupuncture, Tuina, remedial therapeutic massage, and Qi gong in Longfield, Kent, and teach throuhout the UK and Europe. I graduated in massage in 1993 with Gordon Peck,  and in acupuncture in 1997, from the LSATCM, achieved my PGCE in 2002, and my Masters in Education in 2012. Read more…
CPDG Paul Blacker

Areas of expertise


years in practice
years teaching

More about me

I am a senior first aid instructor for the RFU, and set up and run the New Ash Green Rugby Club treatment centre, a unique multi-disciplinary, multi-bed unit, treating male and female senior and junior sports players.

I’ve taught acupuncture and massage since 1998, and have taught all aspects of Chinese medicine, living anatomy, practitioner development and setting up in practice at colleges in the UK. My areas of special interest are in continuing professional development (CPD) within the healthcare sector, sports injuries, chronic pain, and Microsystems of acupuncture.

As secretary to the Microsystems Acupuncture Regulatory Working Group, MACRWG, a profession specific group exploring, voluntary regulation of Microsystems of acupuncture in the UK, I represented this wing of the acupuncture profession at the Acupuncture Stakeholders Group, a body exploring statutory regulation in the UK. I wrote all of the policies which enabled this group to register with the CNHC, now an Accredited Register under the Professional Standards Authority.

I was until recently on the Governing board of the British Acupuncture Coucil, and was chair of the professional regulatory and standards commitee of the BAcC.

My publications

The Acupuncturist – (2015). What's left when we die, Winter, BAcC
The Acupuncturist, (2011). Bruising and its speedy repair - 3 cases from a unique multi-bed unit, BAcC
Blacker Desser a clinical audit paper on ear acupuncture 1986
The Journal of Chinese medicine, (2008). Auricular acupuncture and substance misuse a clinical audit. No 86
The Acupuncturist - ( 2016), One diagnosis a thousand injuries, Late Summer, BAcC
The Journal of Chinese Medicine, (1998). Cases from the London school of acupuncture teaching clinic. No 56 January
BAcC News, AACP, BMAS. (2002). Research into Private Medical Insurance companies. June.
West Kent NHS and Social Care Trust, (2006). Efficacy of ear acupuncture in the treatment of substance misuse, a 6 month clinical audit.
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