Q. Are acupuncture needles sterile and safe?
A: Yes. The state government requires licensed acupuncturists to follow clean needle technique and sterilization procedures as strict as a surgeon. The needle used in the clinic are pre-sterilized, packaged, sealed and shipped in a sterilized container by a GMP manufacturer. Once the needle is applied for a patient, it should be disposed immediately
Q. What are needle treatments like? Are they painful?
A: Unlike conventional hypodermic needle for medical injections which may cause pain, the needles that Acupuncturist uses are as thin as a thread. When a thin needle is inserted through the epidermis skin very fast, you hardly feel it or just feel like an ant bite.
In an official report: Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the WHO (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Pain Syndrome such as fatigue, insomnia, depression, bleeding,
- Nausea, depression,
- low back pain
- neck pain
- Tennis elbow
- knee pain
- periarthritis of the shoulder
- facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
- dental pain
- temperomandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
- rheumatoid arthritis
- induction of labor
- correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
- morning sickness (massage Zong-Wan point)
- nausea and vomiting
- postoperative pain
- essential hypertension
- primary hypotension
- renal colic
- adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
- allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
- biliary colic
- depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
- acute bacillary dysentery
- primary dysmenorrhea
- acute epigastralgia
- peptic ulcer
- acute and chronic gastritis
Q. What diseases are treatable by Acupuncture and Meridian Massage with hands, moxa, tooth pick or cigarette?
A: 1. Most of chronic diseases:
Chronic fatigue, chronic cough, chronic arthritis, fibromyalgia, sleep disorder, depression, panic attack, allergies, Migraine headache, infertility, skin rashes, and psoriasis.
2. Syndromes Related to each Meridian
I. Yang-Fire Meridians
Syndrome Related to Urinary Bladder (UB) Meridian
UB meridian is like cold-water. The patient with UB problem tends to be sensitive to cold or catch cold easily, suffer the allergies, nasal drainage all year around.
UB meridian is located on the most superior stratum of the body among all the other meridians as a fence of a house; therefore, it always gets attacked first as the external pathogenic factors such as cold wind, flu, mercury vapors, dust, allergens, chemical toxins initially ambush on the skin pores for few days; then pentrate into UB meridian pathway.
Upon invading into the UB meridian, you shall feel feverish inside but chilled inside (battle is raging on between white blood cells and pathogens), sore and ached all over the body and shut down your energy.
Unknown disease could be attributable to UB meridian, headache, occipital pain, eye pain (eyeball is so painful as it almost comes out) stiff neck, cervical pain, spinal pain, lumbar pain, can not squat or bend the knee, coronary disease, irregular blood supply to each organ due to dysfunction of sympathetic nerve chain which consists of many ganglions, each of which regulates the dilation and contraction of blood vessels for its adjacent organs dynamically to echo the blood dispensing from the heart.
The function of ganglion goes far beyond that of adrenalin, which only regulates the calcium ion and urine excretion volume of the kidney
Vital UB acupuncture points:
Eye-Bright acupuncture point for eye disease and hiccup (attributable to cold stomach);
Eight-Naw and Wei-Zhong acupuncture points for lumbar and sacral pain
Chen-Sun point for leg or calf muscle, Tibia nerve spasm
Yang-Ming System filled with abundant blood and vital life force; it consists of Stomach Meridian and Large Intestine Meridian
Syndrome Related to Gall Bladder (GB) Meridian
Bitter taste, mouth odor, incline to sighing, signing Foggy eyes, dusty face, lackluster skin, migraine headache, shoulder pain, auxiliary/prostrate/clavicle inflammation/pain, cold tremor while sweating, sciatic/fibula pain/ankle pain or numbness, joint pain all over the body, ear ringing (tinnitus), irritation, rib cage pain on the right side, food allergies, sluggish food absorption, skin rashes, amber color urine, sizeable neck.
Vital GB acupuncture point:
Shoulder Wells point for tooth pain and shoulder pain
Yang-Li Spring point for chronic cholecystitis, acid reflux,
Syndrome Related to Triple Warmer (TW) Meridian
Triple Warmer Meridian functions as a hinge of a door. The pathogens hidden in the deep part of body such as stomach, large intestine, liver and kidney would be cast out by TW meridian as it is opened.
All ear related disease such as tinnitus, hearing loss, reduce fish tail crease at the end of each eye, eye pain, constipation, palsies, rib cage pain, fell-pillow syndrome.
Vital TW acupuncture point:
Zhi-Gou point for constipation;
Yi-Fund, Ear-Gate point for ear disease
Jian-Naw for raising up the arm
Syndrome Related to Stomach (ST) Meridian
Sensitive to heat; love air conditioning and fan
Profuse sweat after a little physical work; low tolerance of dehydration
Frontal headache; lower tooth pain
Nasal bleeding; thick nasal drainage
Get hungry easily after all-you-can-eat
Knee pain with inflammation
Breast pain, plantar fasciitis, third toe pain
Vital Stomach acupuncture point:
ST 36 point for vitality; Tian-Shu point for diarrhea and constipation; Four-white point for aging spots, facial aesthetics
Syndrome Related to Large Intestine (LI) Meridian
Shoulder-upper arm pain, upper teeth pain, dry tongue-mouth, dry skin, dry hair, hair loss, dry eye, yellowish sclera, nasal bleeding, nasal drainage, acne, hoarse and sore throat due to LI fire, Insomnia, burning heat, IBS (irritated Bowel Syndrome), ear infection, constipation.
Vital LI acupuncture point:
LI 4 for CNS related syndrome, immunity enhancement, deep sleep
LI 11 for relieving the heat and constipation
Welcome-Fragrance point for nasal issues
Syndrome Related to Small Intestine (SI) Meridian
The internal fire ambushed the Small Intestine Meridian is the culprit of canker sores (mouth blisters), testicle pain, pain on the tip of tongue. Drink bamboo and lotus tea or green Maung bean rice soup would release the SI fire from the urine.
Vital SI acupuncture points:
Hou-Xi point for acute lumbar pain, stiff neck
Jian-Zhen point for frozen shoulder
Tiny Sea point for pinkie cramp
Ting-Qong for submandibula dislocation, TMJ pain and tinnitus.
Syndrome related to Liver (LV) Meridian:
Insomnia, uremia due to excessive liver fire, diarrhea, vertigo, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, no urine, Fatigue, disrupted sleep, neck/shoulder pain, irregular bowel movement (constipation and diarrhea in rotation), gastric distension (bloated stomach, get stuffy easily), high cholesterol/triglyceride/LDL, low pH (acidic body), rashes/itch/dry skin, poor vision, rigidity, clumsy, split, thin or warp nails, irritation/frustration/impatience, high blood pressure, biochemical imbalance such as gluconeogensis, glycolysis (breakdown glucose not requiring oxygen) causing excessive acid build-up.
Vital LV acupuncture points:
Tai-Chung point for releasing anger and induce deep sleep
Chi-Men Point for a variety of Hepatitis (fatigue, nausea, no appetite and feel burning hot within), fatty liver, cirrhosis, liver infarction.
Xing-Jen point for better appetite, fatty liver and cirrhosis
Syndrome related to Kidney Meridian
sluggish venous blood circulation (kidney-heart excommunication), lumbar-sacrum-knee-leg-food pain, osteoporosis, hearing loss, hair loss, frequent urination due to high nerve tension or loose bladder.
Syndrome related to Spleen (SP) Meridian
Mind racing, gastric distension, look pale, bleeding attributable to excessive heat or inadequate Spleen Chi (purpura, varicose veins, excessive saliva, and diarrhea), PMS,
Pain from abdominal through groin and femoral region. Pain on the left side of rib cage, weak heart-chi (sluggish cardiac output), early menopausal symptoms or irregular menstruation, thick blood due to inadequate excretion of estrogen, fatigue, vertigo, migraine headache, allergies all year around, and low platelets.
Vital SP Acupuncture points:
Tai-Bai point for sluggish appetite, diarrhea, gastric distension and fatigue.
San-Yi-Yao point for women’s health such as abdominal cramp prior to menstruation, irregular menstruation, and hot flahses and so on.
Yin-Lin fountain point for incontinence
Blood-Sea point for boils, abscess, internal toxins, rashes, and thick blood.
3. Pain symptoms
Arthritic pain, chest pain, lumbar pain, sciatic pain, neck pain, headache, knee pain, foot pain, Tennis Elbow, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
4. Drug addiction
Quit smoking, alleviate drug withdrawal syndromes.
5. Weight Loss
Overweight is normally attributable to three underlying root causes:
Stomach disorder due to poor eating habit and sleep disorder Hormonal imbalance
- Tap the Liver Meridian to relieve emotional stress
- Tap the Spleen Meridian to bring hormone such as estrogen back to equilibrium
- Tap the Stomach and Spleen Meridian would help reduce the appetite and enhance food assimilation
6. Emotional Stress
- Tap the Dan-Zhong point and Tan-Tzi and Qun-Lung point and all the acupuncture points along with the Heart Meridian would relieve the Depression syndrome.
Panic attack, phobia, Autism, ADD/ADHD
7. Heart Fibrillation/palpitation
- Close your right five fingers as a claw against the left Heart 1 point, 1 inch before the auxiliary (armpit). You shall feel soreness or pain for 3 minutes, 3 times daily
- Massage Pericardium Nei-Guan Point, 2 inches (2nd, 3rd, 4th fingers together) from the wrist along the Median Nerve for 3 minutes, 3 times daily.
- Tap LI 4 and ST 36 and all the acupuncture points of the Liver Meridian and Kidney Meridian in the legs area would gradually balance the blood pressure.
- Pull the muscles on the back of the neck also would help the blood pressure