Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of General Practice
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Dr Paul Ghaie


Acupuncture techniques and methods of stimulation allows the previously learnt channels and points, and philosophy of Acupuncture to be utilised in the clinical situation. Demonstrations of materials used, and of various techniques of stimulation will be provided at the residential weekend, and by the mentors.

Acupuncture therapeutics provides the framework from which all therapeutics can be easily organised according to a simple protocol. This subject ties together all of the previous material in the course, to allow the student to begin using acupuncture in their medical practice on suitable cases.


At the completion of this section students should be able to:

  1. Describe the various methods of stimulating acupuncture points;
  2. Understand the use of the various modalities;
  3. Choose the most appropriate methods of stimulation in a particular patient or disease state;
  4. Describe the rationale for the choice of points for any condition deemed satisfactory for acupuncture theory;
  5. Understand the relationship between knowledge of western medicine and acupuncture in your daily practice;
  6. Integrate these two methods of care so that the most appropriate treatment is given to the patient at all times; and
  7. Recognises the difficulty of assessing acupuncture therapy in trials using western methodology and interpreting reports that appear in the literature.


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