Pain is the leading cause for visiting the hospital or clinic.
Pain is an unpleasant feeling which can be caused by intense
or damaging stimuli.
For eg:- Burning a finger, a cut in the hand, food poisoning
Pain control is critical for healing, satisfaction and a sense of
Pain management is a process of assessing and treating the
pain using pharmacological and non-pharmacological
Types of Pain
Chronic- mild to severe –present for long periods
of time and the result of a disease that may require
What alternative therapies can close
Distraction of any sort
Ice and heat therapies
Pain management through medication.
Nausea and vomiting
LATIN WORD :-
Pricking needles on specific points.
HISTORY OF ACUPUNCTURE
Developed as a part of traditional
Chinese medicine 5000 years back.
349 Points were discovered by
600-900AD- Started spreading to
Korea, Japan and India.
CONCEPT OF “QI"
It is a vital motivating force.
In YOGA it is termed as „PRANA‟ OR
It is a invisible force responsible for all
the movements of life.
YIN & YANG are the two aspects „QI‟.
YIN & YANG
Good health is a state of energy
balance between the two..
Any imbalance between the two
Path through which „QI‟ travels around
It is named after the organs.
Stimulation of the points on the
meridian has an effect on the flow of
6 paired meridian & 2 unpaired
There are 361 points and Extra
MERIDIAN POINTS: Points on the
EXTRA MERIDIAN POINTS: Exists on
EAR, HAND, NOSE & HEAD.
FLOATING POINTS: No specific
These are in close vicinity of vital
Location: On the margin of the orbit 0.1
t-sun above the medial canthus.
Needling: 0.2 to 0.3 t-sun into anterior
border of the orbit.
It brings sedation of the meridian when
Eg: Liv 5
Location: On the medial aspect of the leg,
along the posterior border of the tibia, 5 t-sun
above the medial malleous.
Needling: 0.5 to 1 t-sun, straight.
When stimulated it brings the sedation of the
HOW ACUPUCTURE IS GIVEN.?
NO OF SITTINGS
NO OF POINTS PRICKED
Stimulation In Acupuncture
Manual Stimulation – Using hands.
Heat Stimulation (Moxibustion) – Using moxa
Electroacupuncture – Using electricity.
The dry powder of the leaf “Artemisia
Vulgaris” also know as “moxa” is used.
Indirect method is commonly used.
It can be given with Ginger, Garlic, Salt,
The purpose is the normalise the flow
of”Qi” and relieve pain.
Major diseases in which acupuncture