By Dr. Wei-Chieh Young
American Chinese Cultural Center | 360 pages | ISBN-13: 978-1943744053 | 2016 | Softcover
Published in 2018
In acupuncture, more is not necessarily better. The number of needles that a practitioner uses does not necessarily correlate with his or her results. Practitioners who have studied extensively and have a proper understanding of acupuncture know that if they have properly identified the pathologies and are familiar with the theory of acupuncture, they can often resolve pain with the use of only one needle.
The effective use of one needle is both an art and a science. Practitioners who have studied extensively and have a proper understanding of acupuncture know that if they have properly identified the pathologies and are familiar with the theory of acupuncture, they can often resolve pain with the use of only one needle.
This book is divided into two parts: “General Theory” and “Other Theories”. Clinically commonly seen pain syndromes are also included. There are also explanations of the underlying reasons that a particular point is effective and the theory of selecting such point accordingly. This will give the user more confidence in selecting the point to use clinically with agility.
Example from Dr. Young:
One-needle points for treating facial paralysis (Bell’s palsy) are: Cesanli, Shangjuxu (ST37), Taichong (LV3), Hegu (LI4), Fenglong (ST40), Dicong (ST4), Xiaguan (SJ5), Yifong (SJ17), Laogong (PC8), etc. Every point along can handle the task.
Treating vertigo or dizziness with acupuncture is effective and convenient and receives result within a short time; and hence is worth of promoting. Common one-needle points are Quchi (LI11), Fangchi (GB20), Neiguan (PC6), Taichong (LV3), Xiaxi (GB43), Linggu, Baihui (DU20), Sishencong (EX-HN1).
There are several one-needle points for every disease. In application, one point is effective. Combining two or three one-needle points enhances the efficacy. To get a general idea of the course contents, please read the discussion questions in Chinese page: 20, 21, 27, 28, 35, and 41; or in English page: 3-4, 4-5, 4-6, 5-6, and 6-3.