48. Sanyin to Quan tail-chasing needling
This way of needling is so named as when needles are inserted from Sanyinjiao towards the direction of Yinlingquan, the tails of inserted needles are closely followed by the subsequent needles.
3 cun filiform needles are selected. First, one needle is inserted from Diji at the lower part to the direction of Yinlingquan at the upper part at an angle of 450 to a depth of 2-2.5 cun; then the same method is applied to the needling from Lougu to Diji and Sanyinjiao to Lougu, till the acu-esthesia of soreness, distending,
heaviness and numbness is obtained. Retain the needles for 30 minutes. Electro-acupuncture stimulation can be applied (Fig. 5 -48).
The method is mainly used to treat abdominal pain, intestinal diseases, andrological and gynecological diseases, muscular atrophy and coldness of the leg.
This method is prohibited in pregnant women.