Objectives and competences

The area of integrative medicine is an emerging field in the health sciences. The process of integrating both types of medicine (conventional Western medicine and traditional medicine) has led universities to invest personnel and financial resources in researching the effects of this integration on health. In this postgraduate degree, students will learn about the application of neuroanatomical and neurophysiological bases to treat complex pathologies (pain, side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, pathology of women) to ensure a healthy lifestyle. No other training is currently offered.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateSpecialization diploma
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Medicina i Ciències de la Salut
Branch of knowledge
  • Medicine and dentistry
Mode of deliveryBlended
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionSpanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 2.160,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:26/10/2024
ManagmentLORENTE GASCÓN, Maria Angeles
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:No

Objectives and competences


- To gain a basic understanding of integrative medicine as described by the World Health Organization (acupuncture, auriculoacupuncture, mindfulness, nutrition, etc.) in order to incorporate new non-pharmaceutical medical treatments based on scientific evidence.
- To learn the neurophysiological and neuroanatomical foundations of acupuncture and its clinical field in the integrated hospital model.
- To learn the relations between the acupuncture points and the peripheral nervous system.
- To review World Health Organization scientific publications and recommendations where acupuncture has demonstrated scientific evidence.
- To be able to apply treatments to pain nerve circuits and know what effect they have on neurotransmitters.
- To be able to resolve clinical cases based on deductions made using basic knowledge of acupuncture.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Physicians who want to complement their training in non-pharmacological treatments and incorporate neurological stimulation into their practice in order to adopt a multidisciplinary approach towards their cases; for example, it is intended for doctors who treat pain patients (pain units), general practitioners, oncologists, gynaecologists and specialists who treat pathologies that their specific area of specialization is unable to fully address.

Access requirements and conditions


Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Facultat Medicina i Ciencies de la Salut
Casonovas, 143
08029 - Barcelona
Email address:lorente@ub.edu
Telephone:934 035258
Observations:It consists of ten online lectures on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 26 October, 9 and 30 November, 14 December 2024 and 18th January, 15th February, 15th March, 12th April, 10th May, 7th June. Active approach to learning through case studies; all sessions will be recorded as learning material. Practical part: a seminar will be given in March on positioning, puncture and neuro-stimulation. As of April, participants will begin practising the diagnosis and treatment of patients. There are different doctor's surgeries and geographic locations available to meet the needs of doctors from outside of Barcelona. Assessment: continued assessment and the presentation of a clinical case in June. The course provides participants the opportunity to apply evidence-based treatments in their clinical practice and to offer improved care for patients, especially those suffering from pain, cancer, and chronic and functional disorders or conditions specifically affecting women, such as fertility, with the endorsement of international models.

For further enquiries

Address:Dra Marian Lorente Gascon
Can Pous, 9

08221 - Matadepera
Email address:lorente@ub.edu

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