Acupuncture Needling - an Example of One Possibility… (Video)
May 19, 2009 by admin
Many people wonder what the experience of Acupuncture might be like. As explained elsewhere on this site, Acupuncture is practiced in lots of ways by people of many traditions, and the experience of any individual in any given treatment is unique. Acupuncture treatments from practitioners from diverse traditions can be very helpful for your health concerns.
Acupuncture needles are used in a lot of different ways, and used for different purposes at different points. Even at a given Acupuncture Point, the effect could be different depending on the intended result of the treatment, and on the technique used.
I was trained in a tradition where using an acupuncture needle for a therapeutic treatment is considered to be a very serious thing, and a big responsibility.
This video shows an example of a needling treatment for a very specific purpose, in the context of treating someone for a certain complex of symptoms. This is excerpted from a long video describing the entire treatment, so is not intended as a teaching tool or a prescription for using a certain point for any given condition - merely an example of what the experience of receiving an acupuncture treatment might be like. This does not at all demonstrate the whole of the treatment, but it is a good example of the experience of receiving a treatment.
This person is very articulate in describing her experience. What she is talking about is called, in Chinese, “Deqi” - simply stated that means the sensation that someone receiving an acupuncture treatment feels when an acupuncture point is stimulated effectively.
As an Acupuncturist, when I am using a needle to treat someone, I am using it to feel a sensation called “Hibiki” (From the Japanese language). The word “Hibiki”, in this context, refers to the sensations that I feel when needling that tell me if I am reaching the acupuncture point I am looking for, and affecting it in the way that I intend to. Hence the name of this website.
Thanks for watching - I will be posting more videos soon. Check back if you like what you see.
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