Needling methods in acupuncture Home › Forum › Discuss and Talk Alternative Medicine › Needling methods in acupuncture Tagged: acupuncture needling methods, needle acupuncture variations This topic contains 5 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by Z 6 months ago. Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) Author Posts 18th June 2017 at 12:10 am #1055 AbieParticipant Are there many variations of needling methods in acupuncture? I am studying acupuncture and i have only seen methods using pipet tube to needle. are there other methods like described in the neijing? 18th June 2017 at 12:15 am #1056 FtepmanErParticipant yes there are, but not as commonly used in the west it seems. Neijing describes some very cool things, but very hard to understand what they mean in it, unless you have been taught by an actual acupuncture master who knows what he’s talking about. 18th June 2017 at 1:05 am #1057 murrayMember Interesting, they use direct needling without pipet where i am from, and i never seen pipe or tube needling methods before. 18th June 2017 at 2:20 am #1058 NicoParticipant they teach pipe method because its most effective and most easy to teach i would imagine. 18th June 2017 at 3:35 am #1059 StevenMember Not really. I have seen treatments done without tubes that are just as effective if not more. I don’t think they even had tubes to use when needling 4,000 years ago. Besides, haven’t heard neijing talk about using a tube to needle either. and that is one the main authorities of acupuncture. 18th June 2017 at 5:39 am #1064 ZKeymaster agree with Steven to an extent. I personally don’t use guiding tube for needling either. There are a lot of needling methods, and some require a lot of practice before you can use them on patients. Author Posts Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.