There are different needling techniques used in Chinese medicine to enhance the effectiveness of acupuncture. Different types of needles, where some are longer than others, are used to treat different parts of the human body. These needles come with different lengths and diameters. Some needles are more appropriate for robust clients while others are for the ordinary clients. All these techniques have made discoveries in acupuncture more interesting and fun to explore.
Insertion technique involves insertion of the needle using both hands while using a plastic tube to guide the hands. This also involves flicking of the needle, spinning it or even moving it up and down on the superficial layer of the skin. The patient is likely to feel pain at the superficial layer part of the skin during the insertion. However, if in the hands of a licensed and experienced acupuncturist the experience is usually painless. In this technique, the experience should be blissful and even after the treatment you should feel at ease.
This is a needling technique that stimulates different bodily and psychological sensations that lead to relief effects throughout the body. In some cases, some acupressure points will exhibit different levels of soreness or numbness because of the effects on the nerve fibers located at those points. Depending on the point where the needle is placed, there will be different levels of De-qi sensations where some are more intense than others. Therefore, for the relief effects to be more effective, the acupuncturist has to find precise pressure points for maximum De-qi sensation.
This technique is used with the help of modern technology. This method of acupuncture uses micro current stimulation together with color therapy. This is a highly recommended treatment for kids, people sensitive to needles as well as those with bone and joint conditions. The therapy is quite effective just as the invasive therapies where micro current stimulation will be adjusted to various intensities so as to achieve the desired relief effect.
These techniques have been incorporated in today’s conventional medicine where most people have experienced their benefits. However, not all techniques are used by practicing acupuncturists although most do and depending on your treatment needs, each therapist will offer different options. If you have never been a fun of needles or have allergic reactions to them always remember to point that out before commencing on the treatment.