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Special Acupuncture Technique Used to Successfully Treat Laryngeal Hemiplegia and Collapsing Trachea in Dogs

Special Acupuncture Technique Used to Successfully Treat Laryngeal Hemiplegia and Collapsing Trachea in Dogs

by Dr. Xie

Author: Chi Institute/Sunday, April 27, 2014/Categories: TCVM Articles

The Piercing Technique is a special needling technique, also known as transverse insertion (Heng-ci), which can be used to successfully treat both laryngeal hemiplegia and collapsing trachea in dogs.

Simply insert a 2 inch, #32 acupuncture needle on one side of CV-23 (half a cun lateral to the point) and continue to push the needle horizontally so that the tip emerges in a similar location on the other side of CV-23. Once inserted, bend the needle into a ring; it can therefore be retained for as long as needed.After placing the needle in CV-23, insert another 2 inch, #32 acupuncture needle at CV-22 using the same procedure. Continue by inserting a third needle at ST-9 and a fourth needle at GB-21, again using the same technique. Finally, use one electro-acupuncture lead to connect (pair) the needles at CV-23 and CV-22, and a second lead to connect the needles at ST-9 and GB-21. Begin electro-acupuncture stimulation using 30 Hz for 30 minutes, performing one session every 1-2 weeks for a total of 5 sessions.

The success rate with this technique can be over 90%. The whole purpose of the Piercing Technique at these acupoints is to enable the needles to be retained for the duration of the electro-acupuncture stimulation. Unless this technique is used, it is highly likely that the needles will fall out before the treatment can be completed.

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