The way Dr.Felix Mann practises acupuncture requires as great a knowledge of orthodox medicine as that required by a doctor practising Western medicine
Anterior, Medial & Sartorious approach
The way Dr. Felix Mann practises acupuncture requires as great a knowledge of orthodox medicine as that required by a doctor practising Western medicine. For this reason, only fully qualified registered medical doctors who have practised orthodox medicine for at least one year will be accepted on the courses.
The majority of doctors who practise acupuncture do so for just 5%, 10% or 30% percent of the time. A few, such as Dr Mann, practise it 100% of their time. He regards acupuncture as if it were any other specialty. All doctors study general medicine, and then some specialise or take a greater interest in particular areas.
The Method of Teaching, as demonstrated on individual patients, is intended to show the variety of complaints where acupunture might be appropriate either combined with or instead of orthodox medicine, so that the techniques learnt can be immediately useful to doctors attending.
The courses are not suitable for students, as they are so condensed that much of what is learnt would be forgotten if participants were not in a position to apply the techniques straightaway to patients.