Hi all. Im curious to hear your needling method?
In college we have to use guide tubes with the clean needle technique, but have done some free needling with certain lecturers.
What is your preference? Is it just me, or does anyone else share the thought that plastic guide tubes that the needles come with are very innacurate at times? I have noticed on most occasions that after tapping the needle, rather than breaking the skin in the center of the tube hole, it enters the skin at the side of the tube, possibly missing the point?
Theres something seen in the skill of being able to insert a needle painlessly. what are your methods?
How big are actual acupuncture points width wise? are they the same as a standard guide tube hole?
Alot of questions :-) Eager to learn what works best for you :-)