If you can fly, do you need plane?
From time to time, we are asked why we do
not use electric acupuncture or laser acupuncture for the
treatment. Our answer usually is: if you can fly, do you need to
Acupuncture is a kind of technique in which
the practitioner has to pay much attention to the subtle
movement of life energy (we call it Qi) in the meridian.
Commonly when the patient feels the movement, or transduction of
the acupuncture feeling (it can feel as tingling, slight
bloating, little numbness, or others) to the diseased spot of
the body, the pain can subside dramatically or stop completely.
This is the most common experience and the highest level of
acupuncture. If you can reach this level, you even do not need
to use more than two needles each time or spend hours for the
treatment. No reason to tell that with the combination of
electric stimulation or the use of laser will the healing effect
be improved dramatically. We tried both and agree with this
For the same reason, we do not believe that
an acupuncturist can have good healing result if he/she keeps
talk with patients about something else not related to the
treatment. Acupuncture is a communication between the patient
and the practitioner on the fine body energy level.
As a beginner of acupuncture, you have to
practice the feeling of energy flow under your needle when you
manipulate it. If you are high level of TCM doctor, you should
be able to use as less number of acupuncture needle and spend
little time for the treatment. If you are a master, you may even
only use your finger for the treatment or even only with your
Furthermore, the depth of the meridian
under the skin is different from acupuncture spot to spot and
also different from season to season. How do you adjust the dept
of your electric or laser stimulation from spot to spot?