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Introduction of Dong-shi Qi-xue Liaofa




Dongshi Qixue liaofa is a kind of acupuncture practice skill. Dongshi means the family name of the doctor (Mr. Dong, Gong-chang, 1916-1975) who created this style. Qixue means very miracles acupuncture point and liaofa means therapy in Chinese. You had better pronounce the name of this acupuncture style in Chinese, to avoid future misunderstanding when you communicate with your Chinese partner. Dongshi Qixue liaofa is mostly used by acupuncture doctors in Taiwan and overseas, not popular in China. That’s why when you learn acupuncture in your acupuncture school, you did not even heard of it, because your acupuncture textbook is mostly adapted from TCM textbook used in mainland of China.

1. Distribution of acupuncture points in the Dongshi Qixue liaofa

There are 740 acupuncture points in this Dongshi Qixude liaofa, though about 200 points are the mostly commonly used. These points distribute on the surface of the body with the following characteristics:

(1). They are distributed along the edge of bones.

(2). Many points distributed as a group – group distribution.

(3). Lots of appoints are on the back of the body, alone 7 vertical lines parallel to the middle spine line. The number of the acupuncture points on these seven lines comes up to 83 already.

(4). Many acupuncture points are actually the points you have already learned in your textbook but here with different names. Many others distributed very close to the commonly known acupuncture points.

2. Characteristics in needle handling

(1). No need to manipulate the needle.

After insert the needle, simply leave the needle there for up to 30 min to 45 min, e.g. it does not ask for a supplying or depletion technique on the needle. However, it pays much attention to the direction of the needle and the depth of the needle.

(2). Leave the needle or not depends on the effect.

After insert the needle, practitioner handle the needle and at the same time he will asks the patient to move the arms or legs or the disease-affected portion of the body. If the pain or other disorder disappears, the needle is removed without need to keep the needle. If the on-set effect is not so satisfied, or the history of the disease is long, the needle is needed to be kept.

(3). Use needles a group.

It usually uses several needles in a closely nearby area (two to three needles each time on one zone of the body). By this way, the acupuncture effect is enhanced among each needle and the traditional supplying or depletion technique is no longer needed.

(4). Use bleeding therapy a lot

For severe disease or difficult disorder, it uses bleeding therapy a lot. It tends to have bleeding therapy in a part of the body that is far away from the affected part of the body. For example, it uses bleeding on leg or feet to solve pain in head, not means to make bleeding right on the affected, painful spot.

(5). Acupuncture on surface disease-reflecting zone

It is believed that strange color change, or a strange feeling on the skin could be a reflection of disease inside of the body. The Dongshi Qixue liaofa asks to have acupuncture on such strange skin zone to resolve the disease inside of the body.