Micro-Acupuncture

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Micro-acupuncture includes insertion of needles to specific areas of the ear (auricular acupuncture), scalp, hands, or feet.

In the photo at left, the blue handle of a filiform acupuncture needle is visible; the needle body is inserted at auricular point shenmen (神门 - "spirit-gate"), in the triangular fossa of the patient's left ear.


Micro-acupuncture includes insertion of needles to specific areas of the ear (auricular acupuncture), scalp, hands, or feet.

Micro-acupuncture is based on the existence of a somatotopic correspondence (body map) between specific acu-points on the ear, hand, scalp, or foot to other specific corresponding regions of the body.

Extremely fine needles (often even smaller than ordinary acupuncture needles) and/or tiny ear beads provide a stimulus to alleviate health conditions in distal areas of the body (i.e., other parts of the body away from the needle insertion site).

Micro-acupuncture is often used in conjunction with body acupuncture during an acupuncture treatment session.


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