Nine Essential Needling Techniques to Increase Clinical Efficacy
Wednesday, 10/24 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/23 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The objective of this course is to teach the physical mechanics necessary to successfully use nine different needling techniques in a clinical situation. Attendees will learn how to integrate body mechanics, hand positioning, and posture to effect obvious changes in the qi while treating a patient. Each technique is explained individually and demonstrated to ensure a thorough understanding of the material taught.
A needle is not meant to be inserted into a point, but to manipulate the qi of a patient. The point is only a location, and its actions only happen reliably with correct manipulation of the needle. Understanding how to change the motion and intensity of our needling and supporting hands as well as our body weight is critical to moving beyond insertion and hoped-for results. To reliably create warming, cooling, channel traveling, gathering, spreading, filling, or emptying sensations in our patients requires knowing how to tangibly manipulate the needle. In this seminar, Andrew walks through the physical mechanics of each technique as well as demonstrates them on volunteers from the audience to the keep the presentation practical. The Nine Essential Needling Techniques covered are Burning Mountain 燒⼭山⽕火法, Cooling Sky 透天涼法, Channel Traveling ⾏行行經通絡法, Softening/Spreading 散法, Gathering/Consolidating 聚 法, Sparrow Pecking 雀 啄 法, Pulling Out 提 氣 法, Pinning In 扣 氣 法, and Awakening the Yuan 醒元法.