Dr. Carl Clarkson, one of the leading providers of acupuncture training explains why adding acupuncture to your range of services as a Dentist can benefit your customers and offer alternative and effective treatment methods for TMD, anxiety, gagging, oro-facial pain and xerostomia.

 Acupuncture is a popular treatment of choice for the general public and continues to be an important factor in deciding which dentist to access. Dentists who use acupuncture, do so as an alternative to invasive interventions and medication, and as an approach to allow more traditional dentistry to take place where pain, anxiety or gagging may impede a procedure.

 Contemporary healthcare provision integrates acupuncture as an important co-contributor to symptom management and relief in a spectrum of conditions. Primarily used for both neuropathic and persistent orofacial pain, needling in TMD, facial palsy’s, gagging and anxiety are also common practice. On completion of an Acuphys training course, Dentists will feel confident that they can provide these services safely, confidently and effectively.


Acuphys has a global reputation as specialists in post graduate education.

The courses entwine expert research knowledge with practical, clinically relevant teaching to ensure that course delegates receive a fully evidence-based approach to the implementation of acupuncture.

Acuphys training courses have clinical reasoning at the heart of delivery, allowing Dentists to make fully informed decisions on how and when to introduce acupuncture into a client’s care package.

 Dr. Carl Clarkson, head academic and founder of Acuphys, has over 10 years’ experience of teaching acupuncture and dry needling, and has consistently been rated by his students as one the best lecturers in post graduate education. Combining his roles as an active researcher, consultant and full time University programme lead, Dr. Clarkson brings a wealth of practical and research knowledge to his courses, delivered in an enthusiastic and entertaining manner.