Main Blog Theory Forum Store Clinic Tw Fb G+

Marking acu points


#1

Hello.

I was wondering, it is ''safe'' to mark acu points with a regular ink pen before inserting needle in that spot?


#2

Is it safe* not it is :)


#3

I wouldn&#39t do that. While nothing serious is likely to happen - technically if you are needling through the ink you are in effect transferring the ink and any other bacteria, etc. below the skin which can lead to infection and/or reactions.


#4

Thought so. Again, thanks a million!


#5

The safe alternative to regular pens are surgical pens. These non-toxic skin markers are available in most medical supply outlets and even on amazon.com. They may be under "tattoo supplies", but are just as hygenic and safe.


I know a L.Ac / M.D. who uses these surgical pens to mark ashi point along a channel, and then inserts a distal point (usually jing well points) and more proximal points and then stimulates the two points until tenderness in the ashi points dissipates. I know that&#39s not the same as inserting a needle into the marked spot, but I figured it was a somewhat relevant story to share anyways.


Ask A Question Start A Discussion
Main Blog Theory Forum Store Clinic Tw Fb G+
Copyright 2000-2018 Yin Yang House - All Rights Reserved
Website Design and Management by the Yin Yang House Media Services Group