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Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Energy Medicine (ACPEM)

Full name: 
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Energy Medicine (ACPEM)
Area of interest: 
Energy Medicine
John Cross


Bi-annual Newsletter to members

  • Annual Conference
  • Qi Gong Study days
  • Regional study days
Continuing professional development: 

Regional network Networking between members with similar interests. ICSP discussion and exchange.

Clinical reasoning and practice, discussion topics in regional groups.

Telephone support.

Peer support/mentorship Student support re. Dissertations.


  • Biannual Newsletter:Intermittently including CTACP newsletter
  • Information Leaflet
  • Directory of members & their interests, for networking, updated every 2 years.

Suggested reading list:

Books written by or co-written with members of this Association include:

  • Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis (2000) James Oschmann. Churchill Livingstone
  • Energy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human Performance (2003) James Oschmann. Butterworth Heinemann
  • Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapists (2000) Robert A Charman (ed). Butterworth Heinemann.
  • Healing with the Chakra Energy System: Acupressure, Bodywork and Reflexology for Total Health (2006). John Cross. North Atlantic Books.
  • Acupressure: Clinical aspects in disease (2001) John Cross. Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Acupressure: Clinical Applications in Musculoskeletal Conditions (2000) John Cross. Butterworth Heinemann.
  • Myofascial Release and Beyond (2008) Ann Childs Stuart Robertson, in Massage for Therapists, Third Edition. Elizabeth Jones (ed) Blackwell pub.
  • Healing for horses (2001) Margrit Coates.
  • Healing for pets (2003) Margrit Coates.
  • Bioelectricity and Electrotherapy- Towards a New Paradigm. Robert Charman, The Journal of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Sept-Dec 1990, Jan-March 2000.
  • Chapter: QiGong and Thai Chi in Physical Therapy in Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapists (2000) Sara Mokone. Edited by Robert Charman. Butterworth Heinemann.
  • Chapter: Acupuncture in the Community in Acupuncture and Related Techniques in Physical Therapy (1997) Sara Mokone. Edited by Val Hopwood, Maureen Lovesey & Sara Mokone. Churchill Livingstone
  • Conferences and study days: Annual conference in March, Periodic QiGong study days

Formal courses offered/recommended:

  • Myofascial Release : Jon Annan. Stuart Robertson.
  • Subtle Touch: John Cross
  • Energy Medicine: Cathy Rowlandson.
  • Links with other groups/organisations:
  • Written articles for Reiki magazine (In-Touch), Run workshops and involvement with Harmless (Advisory Group for self harmers), Developing links with British Psychology Society Holistic SIG.

Attending other CIOG study days and conferences:

  • Scientific & Medical Network
  • British Holistic Medical Association.
  • Breath of Life
  • CTACP- Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • ACPIRT- Reflex Therapy
  • CPMAsTT- Massage & Soft Tissue Therapy
  • ACHRN- Alternative & Complementary Health Research Network
Promoting research: 

Promoting research awareness Encourage members to maintain/update personal CPD port folio, feedback via newsletter on courses/conferences attended.


Ongoing discussions on Outcome Measures (MYMOP & MYCAW)

Support Student dissertations.

Research/education awards: N/A

Published evidence-based material: See recommended reading list

Who can join: 

Undergraduates of physiotherapy degree, chartered physiotherapists.

Expectations of members: 
  • Annual subscription
  • Volunteer contributions to newsletter (reports, areas of interest, news, events)
  • Attendance annual conference and/or study days
  • Ongoing enquiry as to evidence based practice
Subscription details: 
  • Members- £25
  • Students- £10
  • Joining fee: members £30, students £15
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