Card Set Information
Cutaneous Intra dermal Stim acupuncture
Cutaneous,Intra-dermal and E-Stim acupuncture
Each channel has a cutaneous region
Linked to organs
Promote the smooth flow of qi and blood in meridians
Regulate function of zang/fu organ
What is a 7 star needle?
7 short needles embedded in round space all in one length.
The handle is 5-6 in long
How do you use a 7 star needle?
Clean the area really well (betadine).
Tap the skin with the needle (either hard or slow), which might cause bleeding
Used on UB channel
What is a plum blossom needle?
5 needle at the base
1 foot long handle
How do you use a plum blossom needle?
Used on paravertebral muscles
Tapping the skin
Tx is daily or every other day
: 10-15 tx over 2-3 weeks for chronic dx.
No tapping on low abdomen on pregnancy, traumas or acute infectious diseases
Plum blossom needle is good for:
Nervous system problems, skin diseases, HA, dizziness, gynecological problems
Not for very young, very old or very weak patients.
What are intra-dermal needles?
Needle (look like earseeds) that are tapped in and patient goes home with it.
There are two types
: thumb tack & grain-like
What is a thumb tack intra-dermal needle?
Commonly used for ear
Keep area clean
Needle is 0.3 cm long
What is a grain-like intra-dermal needle?
Looks like a grain (1 cm long)
Placed in parts of the body
NOT in joints or parts that move
What are intra-dermal needles used for?
Chronic or painful dx
Use 1-2 needles at a time
SUMMER --> short duratin due to sweating, dust & air contact (don't want it to be infected)
WINTER --> longer period of time
NEVER use on skin ulcers or infected areas
Info about Acupuncture E-Stim:
Stimulation is objective pattern
Tx time is 10-20 min, as long as 45 min
Need 2 points to make the circuit
What are the 2 frequencies of E-Stim?
: for p!/spams, EXCESS pattern
: for numbness/paralysis, DEFICIENCY pattern
Cautions of E-Stim:
Strong stimulation might cause fainting (so lay patient down before starting tx)
Never do E-Stim on expired or used to do moxa on because they easily break
Never cross the heart w/2 heads (-) and (+)
Contraindication of E-Stim
HT dx, pacemaker
Don't do E-Stim on silver or gold needles (weaker needles and may electrolyze (toxin) to patient)