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Ping-heng acupuncture technique



Ping-heng acupuncture technique is developed by Dr. Wang Wen-yuan (China).

This acupuncture technique uses only 38 acupuncture points. It aims to use single acupuncture points for the treatment, one disease, one point. More than 80% of the disease/disorders needs only one point. It is said that this acupuncture technique is to stimulate the body’s own mechanism to balance the disorder in the life energy in the body, so no need to use much more number of acupuncture points.

The overall characteristics of the Ping-heng acupuncture technique is

(1). Focus on the single acupuncture point use, as explained above.

(2). Fast insert the acupuncture needle into the point and remove the needle out of the point fast too. The procedure for the needling can be as short as 3 seconds.

(3). Aim to have a fast effective result. More than 80% of patients can feel release of pain within 3 seconds. For those of patients who has short history of disease, with less severe pain, with pretty stronger body condition, and with young in age, one time of acupuncture treatment is enough to solve the problem.

(4). Focus on needle feeling. It needs mostly a insertion technique, though not requests for supplication or depletion technique. 

(5). Focus on touch nerves during insertion of needle. So, it is said that the effect of acupuncture is depending on the stimulation of nerve system of the body. Therefore it emphasizes on the line of the nerves, rather than acupuncture point. However, the nerves stimulated by this acupuncture technique is not at all the nerves that in anatomy associated with the diseased area. For example, the point for the treatment of low back pain is actually located in the front head. It is certainly difficult to understand how to stimulate a nerve in this tissue zone could release pain in lower back!

(6). Use popular name for the acupuncture points. The name of the acupuncture point indicates its main acupuncture function. For example, lower back pain point works to reduce lower back pain. Headache point works to reduce headache.

(7). Safe. The most common side effect is fait during acupuncture. This kind of technique only need 3 seconds, so that the treatment procedure finished before patient could develop any fait. Also, most of acupuncture points are on aims or legs, not on chest of stomach, so there is very little chance to hurt inside organs by needles.

For all of the advantages above, this kind of acupuncture technique has been recommended by Chinese Healthcare authority to be used in all of the country in recent years.

In a study involved 336 patients with paralysis with shoulder pain, with 168 patients in control group with traditional acupuncture treatment, and another 168 patients with the Ping-heng acupuncture technique treatment. It is reported that the effective rate with the Ping-heng acupuncture technique is much better than traditional acupuncture technique. After four weeks of treatment, the number of patients who reported no pain at all in the Ping-heng acupuncture technique group is 109, while it is only 57 patients in the traditional acupuncture group.


Here are some acupuncture points in the Ping-heng acupuncture system:

(1). Low back pain point: located in the middle of front head.

(2). Stomach pain point: located 1.5 inch (Note: the inch means the body inch used by acupuncturist, not the scientific inch!) down and from the edge of mouth.

(3). Paralysis point: located about 2 inch over the upper tip of ear.

(4). Hip pain point: in the middle of the after-shoulder line.

(5). Ankle pain point: in the middle of the wrist line (palm side).

(6). Stomach pain point: in the sunken that is just down the Fibular head.

(7). Allergy point: 2 inches over the upper-inner edge of patella (bend your knee to find the point).

(8). Wrist pain point: one inch from the middle of the ankle front line.

(9). Headache point: middle and in between the first and second metatarsal bones.