Acu Technique

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Acu Technique
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  1. Chorea, Parkinson’s Disease(shaking palsy) and Parkinsonian Syndromes.

    Use which area?
    • Chorea /TremorControl Area
    • A line parallel with and 1.5 cm anterior to the Motor area line.
  2. Vertigo, tinnitus, impaired hearing.

    Use which area?
    • Vertigo /Auditory Area
    • 1.5 cm above the apex of the ear,as the midpoint, draw a horizontal line 4 cm in length.
  3. Nominal aphasia (disturbance innaming).

    Use which area?
    • Speech Area II
    • 3 cm in length parallel line to APM, 2-cm posterior and inferior to the parietal tubercle.
  4. Sensory aphasia (disturbance in understanding speech).

    Use which area?
    • Speech Area III
    • From the midpoint of the vertigo/auditory area, draw a line 4-cm in length posterior to the back of the head; half of it over lapping the vertigo/auditory line.
  5. Apraxia (in which there is normal muscular tone and performance of basic muscular movements,but disturbance in complex activities such as unbuttoning clothes or picking up a coin.

    Use which area?
    • Praxis Area
    • Three lines each 3 cm in length,one is drawn vertically from the parietal tubercle, the other two are drawn also from the parietal tubercle but anteriorly and posteriorly to the former vertical line, forming a 40 degree angle respectively to the vertical line.
  6. Paralysis, pain or numbness of the lower limb of the oppositeside, acute lumbar sprain, nocturnal enuresis, cortical polyuria and prolapse of the uterus.

    Use which area?
    • Foot Motor-Sensory Area
    • Draw a line 3-cm in length posteriorly 1 cm parallel with the APM starting from the mid-point ofthe APM midline.
  7. Cortical vision problem

    Use which area?
    • Visual Area
    • Bilaterally, parallel with and 1 cmlateral to the APM, 4 cm in length and extending upwards from the horizontal line of the external occipital protuberance.
  8. Disturbance of balance, ataxia and vertigo due to disorders of the cerebellum, numbness or paralysis of the limbs due to functional disturbance of the brain stem.

    Use which area?
    • Balance Area
    • Bilaterally, parallel with and 3.5 cm lateral to the APM, 4 cm in length,and extending downwards from the horizontal line of the external occipital protuberance.
  9. Gastric pain and epigastric distress caused by gastroenteritis and gastric ulcers.

    Use which area?
    • Gastric Area
    • A line 2 cm in length, parallel with the APM, running posteriorly from the anterior hairline above the pupil.
  10. Bronchial asthma, discomforts ordisorders in the chest.

    Use which area?
    • Thoracic Cavity Area
    • A parallel line between APM and gastric line, 2-cm superior and 2cm inferior to the anterior hairline.
  11. Functional uterine bleeding, pelvic inflammation, prolapse of uterus, etc.

    Use which point?
    • Genital Area
    • 2 cm in length, parallel to the APM, running upwards from the corner of the head.
  12. a. Upper 1/5: lower back and leg pain of the opposite side, numbness and paraesthesia, occipital headache, pain in the nape, vertigo, tinnitus.
    b. Middle 2/5: Pain, numbness and paraesthesia of the upper limbs of the opposite side.
    c. Lower 2/5: Facial numbness, migraine, temperomandibular, arthritis on the opposite side.

    Use which area?
    • Sensory Area.
    • A line parallel with an 1.5 cm posterior to the Motor Area; also divided into:
    • a. Upper region (1/5): lower limbs, head and trunk.
    • b. Middle region (2/5): upperlimbs.
    • c. Lower region (2/5): face.
  13. a. Upper 1/5: paralysis of the lower limbs of the opposite side of the limbs and trunk.
    b. Middle 2/5: paralysis of the upper limb on the opposite side.
    c. Lower 2/5: central nerve facial paralysis, on the opposite side, motor aphasia, dribbling saliva and aphonia.

    Use which area?
    • Motor Area
    • • Upper point: 0.5 cm posterior to the midpoint of the APM.
    • • Lower point: 0.5 cm anterior to the crossing point of the vertical line from the midpoint of the zygomatic arch and the EOL.
    • • Link the upper and lower points to be the motor area. It can be subdivided into:
    • a. Upper region (upper 1/5): for disorders of the lower limbs and trunk.
    • b. Middle region (Middle 2/5): for disorders of the upper limbs.
    • c. Lower region (Lower 2/5): for facial disorders, also in Speech Area 1.
  14. METHODS OF SELECTING AREAS
    • a. Disease on one side only, select the other side.
    • b. Disease on both sides, select both sides.
    • c. Internal organs and constitutional diseases, bilaterally corresponding areas should be selected.
  15. INDICATIONS
    • a. Cerebral or encephalic diseases such as paralysis, numbness, aphasia, vertigo, tinnitus, chorea, etc.
    • b. LBP, leg pain, nocturnal enuresis, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral should arthritis, various kinds of neuralgia.
    • c. Acupuncture anaesthesia.
  16. PRECAUTIONS
    • a. Scalp sterilisation.
    • b. Needle obstructed or cause severe pain, should redo.
    • c. Strong needle sensation may be obtained, need to prevent fainting.
    • d. Contraindicated in acute cases complicated by high fever or heart failure.
    • e. Cerebral haemorrhage case, scalp acupuncture only can be applied when the disease has stabilised, and BP is stable.




    • a. Scalp sterilisation.
    • b. Needle obstructed or cause severe pain, should redo.
    • c. Strong needle sensation may be obtained, need to prevent fainting.
    • d. Contraindicated in acute cases complicated by high fever or heart
    • failure.
    • e. Cerebral haemorrhage case, scalp acupuncture only can be applied
    • when the disease has stabilised, and BP is stable.a. Scalp sterilisation.
    • b. Needle obstructed or cause severe pain, should redo.
    • c. Strong needle sensation may be obtained, need to prevent fainting.
    • d. Contraindicated in acute cases complicated by high fever or heart
    • failure.
    • e. Cerebral haemorrhage case, scalp acupuncture only can be applied
    • when the disease has stabilised, and BP is stable.

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