Chinese Acupuncture (3)

Course ID Course Name Time
S201 Chinese Acupuncture (3) 2nd year 1st semester


Course Description

This course starts with a discussion on safety and universal precautions in general and related to the various techniques used in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture that will be covered during this course:

  • Needling
  • Cupping
  • Moxibustion.
  • Bleeding techniques (i.e. the use of three-edge needles)
  • Dermal needling (i.e. plum-blossom needling)
  • The use of semi-permanent needles
  • “Fire-needling”
  • The use of electrical devices in Acupuncture practice
  • Ear and scalp acupuncture

Appropriate therapeutic use, indications, precautions and contraindications of these techniques in clinical practice.

Course Objective

  • Students will obtain a solid understanding of the safe and effective use of different modalities used in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture practice, and of their contraindications, indications and alternatives.
  • Students will learn to research these modalities through literature review of different sources.
  • Students will gain confidence in using the different techniques covered during this course.
Hrs/Pwk Weeks Total Hours Credit
4 18 72 2

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