Modern Acupuncture Treatment

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Acupuncture developments have evolved from the depth of insertion and traditional methods, For instance, Fu’s subcutaneous needling (FSN). This is an innovative style of modern acupuncture treatment that focuses on subcutaneous depth. Studies carried on FSN, like a clinical trial for FSN on the low back pain that suggests it’s safe and has immediate effects.

Modern Acupuncture treatment Techniques

If an acupuncture needle is placed around or in an area of local pain. There is pain relief that is achieved frequently to some degree. This has led many doctors to develop and use this logical and straightforward system of point selection for pain relief. Several doctors will treat only the painful areas, while others will be looking at the muscle groups which run over the painful area and then treat the muscles.

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These methods of point selection will represent the rediscovery process, however, due to their simplicity, they will be useful to the patient. Such systems show that acupuncture is effective without using traditional Chinese concepts, however, the acupuncturist will only apply the ideas to the painful conditions since there are no local painful areas or tender points in diseases like asthma. Additionally, the pain relief that is obtained by the patient is more prolonged and better, if a full range of the traditional Chinese concepts is applied.

The great advantage of modern acupuncture is that it is easy to learn. It will enable a wide usage of simple acupuncture methods. The simplified and adapted acupuncture forms are acceptable methods of therapy in modern medical practices.

Modern acupuncture involves the inclusion of diagnostic technologies and imaging for the use for the needles in a technique that is guided. Electro-acupuncture, Heat based, and photo-based (laser therapy) is widely used in modern acupuncture methods. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for instance is being used to reveal how acupuncture is working in the brain.

Modern techniques for acupuncture need to be learned by current practitioners. There is no excuse for not learning a current method if you take being an acupuncturist seriously. Taking an acupuncture course online is a great way to keep updated.

New Methods of Stimulating Acupuncture Points

Modern ideas about acupuncture are radical and represent the starting point of a totally new approach. Acupuncture points can now be simulated using various techniques. The use of small electrical stimulators which allows small amplitude of electrical currents to pass through the sets of the acupuncture needles which are paired.

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In China, some of the electrical machines will be used in replacing prolonged manual stimulation for the acupuncture needle acupuncture anesthesia. In the West, The electrical stimulation is used often as part of acupuncture therapy. It passed between the acupuncture needles which have been already inserted in the skin.

There is no clear guideline on the intensity and frequency of the electrical current which needs to be used on patients with any specific condition. Safe laser beams are used biologically in stimulating the acupuncture points. This will replace the acupuncture needles.


If correctly used, these modern acupuncture treatment seems to be more effective. However, a great deal of work should be done before they are properly evaluated. There is the use of magnets as well as magnetic fields over the acupuncture points. Although, the evaluation of such methods as a mode of therapy is full of challenges.