Acupuncture is not particular about the angle and direction
The angle, direction, and depth of acupuncture refer to the specific operation requirements after the needle is inserted into the skin.
In the process of acupuncture, mastering the correct acupuncture angle, direction and depth is an important moment to obtain acupuncture feeling, apply diarrhea, exert acupuncture effect, improve acupuncture effect, and prevent accidental acupuncture.
The correctness of acupoints refers to the position of their skin surfaces, and must be combined with the correct acupuncture angle, direction and depth to play the role of acupoints.
Therefore, we should not simply expect the acupoint to be a small point, but we should have a three-dimensional concept of acupoint.
Acupuncture in the same acupuncture point is clinically different. If the angle, direction and depth are different, the tissue structure of acupuncture, the effect of acupuncture induction and treatment will be different.
For clinicians, the proficiency of acupuncture can fully and properly grasp the angle, direction and depth of acupuncture.
The angle, direction and depth of acupuncture taken during the clinical trial are mainly based on the specific conditions of the operation site, treatment needs, and patient’s physique and body shape.
First, acupuncture angle Acupuncture angle refers to the angle formed between the needle body and the skin surface when the needle is inserted.
The size of the angle should be determined according to the characteristics of the acupoint site, the diseased position, and the technical requirements.
The acupuncture angle is generally divided into three types: straight, oblique and flat.
1. Straight piercing: the needle body and the skin surface are at a 90 ^ angle and pierce into the acupoint vertically.
The straight puncture method is suitable for acupuncture of most acupoints, especially those with thick muscles.
2, oblique puncture: that is, the needle body and the skin surface at about 45 ^ angle, obliquely pierce into the acupoint.
The oblique puncture method is suitable for acupuncture multiple shallow parts of skin, or with important internal organs, or acupuncture points that are not suitable for deep puncture and acupuncture points in joints.Method 3, flat acupuncture: also known as horizontal acupuncture, along the skin acupuncture, that is, the needle body and the surface of the skin at about 15 ^ angle, pierce into the acupoints horizontally, the flat acupuncture method is suitable for acupoints where the skin is thin.
Such as the scalp, facial face, sacral acupoints, trans-acupoint puncture, transdermal and scalp acupuncture, wrist cuff acupuncture, all use flat acupuncture.
Second, the direction of acupuncture The direction of acupuncture refers to the direction of the needle tip when the needle is inserted and after the needle is inserted, referred to as the needle direction.
The direction of acupuncture is generally determined according to the direction of the meridian, the location of the acupoints and the required tissue structure.
Although the direction of acupuncture is related to the angle of acupuncture, for example, acupuncture points on the head and face are more commonly used, and acupuncture points on the neck and throat are more common. Acupuncture points on the midline of the chest are more commonly used.Acupoints are usually used for oblique puncture or straight puncture.
However, the counting angle is mainly based on the characteristics of the acupuncture point, and the direction of acupuncture depends on the needs of different treatments.
Take the chest acupuncture point only as an example. If the treatment of rickets, short-term pain, and inability to open the mouth, the needle point will be diagonally punctured to extend the needle feeling to the entire retina. When treating facial paralysis and mouth and eyes skewed,The tip of the needle pierces the muzzle; when treating the cheeks, the needle points towards the parotid gland; but when treating toothache, use a straight puncture.