Acupuncture Techniques

2019-01-18


Filiform Needling Techniques

 

Outline

1. Introduction to filiform needles

1.1. Structure

1.2. Specification

1.3. Selection

1.4. Storage

2. Filiform needling practice

2.1. Practice of finger force

2.2. Needling techniques

2.3. Practice on ones own body

3. Selection of filiform needles and sterilization

3.1. Selection of needles

3.2. Sterilization

4. Posture of the patient

5. Filiform needling techniques

5.1. Methods of insertion

5.2. Angle and depth of insertion

6. Manipulation and arrival of qi

6.1. Basic techniques

6.2. Auxiliary techniques

6.3. Arrival of qi, waiting for qi , promoting qi, and retaining qi

6.4. Quantification factors of needling

7. Reinforcing and reducing techniques

7.1. Simple reinforcing and reducing techniques

7.2. Other reinforcing and reducing techniques

7.3. Comprehensive reinforcing and reducing techniques

7.4. Factors affecting the therapeutic results of reinforcing and reducing techniques

8. Retaining and withdrawing the needle

8.1. Retaining the needle

8.2. Withdrawing the needle

9. Possible accidents, management and prevention

9.1. Fainting

9.2. Stuck needle

9.3. Bent needle

9.4. Broken needle

9.5. Hematoma

10. Needling precautions 

 

Texts and notes

1. Introduction to filiform needles

1. 1. Structure of filiform needles

1.2. Specification

1.3. Selection of the filiform needles

1.4. Storage of the filiform needle

2. Filiform needling practice

2.1. Practice of finger force

2.2. Needling techniques

2.3. Practice on ones own body

3. Selection of filiform needles and sterilization

3.1. Selection of needles

3.2. Sterilization

(1). Needle and instrument sterilization

(2). Disinfection procedure of the practitioner’s hands

(3). Disinfection at the site being punctured

(4). Disinfection for clinical environment

4. Posture of the patient

(1). Supine posture

(2). Lateral recumbent

(3). Prone posture

(4). Sitting with one’s head leaning back

(5). Sitting in flexion

(6). Sitting with one’s head resting on his hands

5. Filiform needling techniques

5.1. Methods of insertion

(1). Inserting the needle with single (the puncturing) hand

(2). Inserting the needle with both (the puncturing and pressing) hands

(3). Inserting the needle aided with a tube

5.2. Angle and depth of insertion

(1). The angle

(2). The depth

6. Manipulation and arrival of qi

6.1. Basic techniques

(1). Lifting and thrusting

(2). Twirling and rotating

6.2. Auxiliary techniques

(1). Pressing

(2). Plucking

(3). Scraping

(4). Shaking

(5). Flying

(6). Vibrating

6.3. Arrival of qi, waiting for qi , promoting qi, and retaining qi

(1). Arrival of qi

(2). Waiting for qi

(3). Promoting qi

(4). Retaining qi

6.4. Quantification factors of needling

(1). Quantification factors of needling techniques

7. Reinforcing and reducing techniques

7.1. Simple reinforcing and reducing techniques

(1). Basic reinforcing and reducing techniques

(2). Other reinforcing and reducing techniques

7.2. Comprehensive reinforcing and reducing techniques

(1). Warming reinforcing method

(2). Cooling reducing method

7.3. Factors affecting the therapeutic results of reinforcing and reducing techniques

(1).The functional status of the body

(2). Specificity of acupoints

(3). Needle specification

(4). Acupuncture techniques

8. Retaining and withdrawing the needle

8.1. Retaining the needle

8.2. Withdrawing the needle

9. Possible accidents, management and prevention

9.1. Fainting

9.2. Stuck needle

9.3. Bent needle

9.4. Broken needle

9.5. Hematoma

10. Needling precautions

 

5 Moxibustion Techniques

 

Texts and notes

1. Introduction to moxibustion therapy

1.1. Moxa and moxa leaves

1.2. Moxa wool

1.3. Moxa cones

1.4. Moxa sticks

2. Functions of moxibustion

2.1. To warm meridians and expel cold

2.2. To strengthen yang from collapse

2.3. To activate circulation and remove stagnation

2.4. To prevent diseases and keep healthy

3. Classification of moxibustion

Table. Classification of Moxibustion

3.1. Moxibustion with moxa cones

(1). Direct moxibustion

(2). Indirect moxibustion

3.2. Moxibustion with moxa sticks

(1). Moxibustion with moxa sticks

(2). The Great Monad Herbal Moxa Stick

(3). Thunder-fire moxa stick

3.3. Moxibustion with warming needle

3.4. Moxibustion with moxa tools

3.5. Other methods of moxibustion

(1). Burning rush moxibustion

(2). Herbal Moxibustion

4. Precautions

4.1. Order of moxibustion application

4.2. Reinforcing and reducing techniques of moxibustion

4.3. Contraindications of moxibustion

4.4. Management after moxibustion

(1). Management at the local area

(2) Fire prevention

 

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