CSPH 5313: Acupressure

Course meets online, with one synchronous meeting. Check the class search for meeting dates and times.

Open to health professional graduate students or practicing healthcare professionals. Undergraduate students with specific prior coursework may be admitted with instructor approval.

Course Description:

By the end of the course, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles and applications of Acupressure as a component within the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. You will learn the location, indications for use and techniques of stimulation of several acupressure points. Methods for both self care and the care of others will be the primary focus of learning.  Special focus will be given to the treatment of pain conditions, chronic health conditions, palliative care, oncology, and women’s health care.  A portion of each class meeting will be used to provide Acupressure treatments and to discuss findings. Current literature and research findings will also be discussed.

Course Objectives:

    • Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
      • List and describe the 5 components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
      • Define acupressure and discuss its uses in healing self and others.
      • Discuss the basic concepts of TCM including Qi, Yin/Yang, and the eight principles.
      • Achieve beginning level competency in providing acupressure to self and others by locating acupressure points for specific complaints and applying appropriate pressure.
      • Demonstrate the ability to develop a care plan for self care and others.
      • Discuss research findings on the use, outcome measures, and efficacy of Acupressure as a treatment modality.

Course Details

Course ID: 
CSPH 5313
Graduate Students, Undergraduate students with junior status or above, or instructor consent.
Semesters Course Offered: 
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