Dr Mike Cummings

Mike has been Director of Education for the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) since 1997 and Medical Director since 2001. His role involves running the BMAS London Teaching Clinic (LTC), developing and running BMAS courses in Western medical acupuncture, acting as an associate editor for the Medline-listed journal Acupuncture in Medicine, and representing the BMAS at academic and political meetings.

He is an Honorary Clinical Specialist at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.

His principal academic and clinical interests are musculoskeletal pain, and in particular, needling therapies in the treatment of myofascial pain syndromes.

He is a reviewer for Annals of Internal Medicine and has acted as a specialist adviser to NICE in the UK.

After completing his medical degree at Leeds, and several hospital jobs in the north of England, Mike joined the Royal Air Force for a six-and-a-half-year short service commission. A substantial portion of the workload for a general duties medical officer (GDMO) in the RAF is musculoskeletal medicine. Mike came across acupuncture by accident whilst working as a GDMO. He followed his interest in musculoskeletal medicine and acupuncture on retiring from military service, and finally found himself occupied full time in the field of acupuncture (see start of the piece).

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Mike edits and writes on the BMAS Blog: https://bmas.blog/