Sedation Technique of Cosmetic Acupuncture

| November 18, 2011 | 0 Comments | 57 views

There are many sedation needle techniques that can be done. Sedation is performed to disperse energy away from the affected area, or from one meridian or organ. I mainly use two such techniques.

~Needling against the direction of energy flow . This method is used on a point that should be needled superficially – such as Lu 1, a dangerous point because of its proximity to the lungs, or Ren 17, GB 14 or Lu 7, which are all close to the bone and should be needled subcutaneously at an angle. You can have the needle pointing in the direction of meridian flow if you are tonifying and against the direction if you wish to sedate.

~Vibration technique . The needle is firstly inserted into the point and needle sensation obtained. The needle is then held with as many fingers as possible, the hand is placed on the patient and then the needle and the hand are vibrated continuously for between 30 seconds and 2 minutes, depending on how long the sedation should be applied. If it takes any longer, I would connect the needle to an electrical stimulator and stimulate it, in order to save labour.

The vibration technique could be done with a much stronger twisting-twirlinglifting-thrusting combination , instead of a light vibration. It is a question of whether the patient can tolerate such strong needling; after all, the purpose of sedation is to remove pain or excess energy and not to make the needling so painful that the patient feels nothing else.

Once the sedation technique has been applied, the needle can stay on in the patient for 5–10 minutes in acute problems, and for 20–30 minutes in chronic problems. During this time, the sedation technique can be repeated, and repeated again shortly before removing the needle.

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