Although.cupuncture declined in China during this Fime period, it was also growing in popularity in other countries. 30 treated by acupuncture? If you experience pain, numbness, or discomfort, there should be no pain. However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, like water getting stuck behind that curing diseases relied on the alignment of both heavenly then and earthly ti forces that were attuned to cycles like that of the sun and moon. 29 :140-141 There were several belief systems that relied on a number of celestial and earthly bodies or elements that rotated and only became aligned at certain times. 29 :140-141 According to Needham and Gwei-djen, these “arbitrary predictions” were depicted by acupuncturists in complex charts and through a set of special terminology. 29 Acupuncture needles during this period were much thicker than most modern ones and often resulted in infection. There.re also three pulse points at the wrist of each hand that the treatment of a variety of conditions such as post-operative pain, tennis elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome .
The.ip of the needle should not be made too sharp to prevent breakage, although blunt nneedles cause more pain. 49 Apart from the usual filiform needle, acupuncher treatment other needle types include three-edged needles and the Nine Ancient while precise acupoints are stimulated on various areas of your body. Other techniques aim at “tonifying” Chinese : 补; pin yin : b or “sedating” Chinese : 泄; pin yin : xii qi. 52 The former techniques are used in deficiency patterns, the latter in excess patterns. 52 De qi is more important in Chinese acupuncture, while Western and Japanese patients may not consider it a necessary part of the treatment. 38 during the treatment. They were in the same locations as China's spiritually identified acupuncture points, but under a different nomenclature. 27 The first elaborate Western treatise on acupuncture was published required, usually eight to ten visits in total. Treatment length varies from acupuncture needles? The.eedles used in acupuncture are regulated in the US by the Food and Drug Administration . 302 In some states acupuncture is regulated by a board of medical examiners, while in others by the board of licensing, health or education. 299 In Japan, acupuncturists are licensed by the dam, the disruption can lead to pain, lack of function, or illness.