What is Microacupuncture?

Micro-acupuncture is a special system of acupuncture that is based on stimulating specific points in specific areas of the human body to treat disease.

Micro-acupuncture is easy to use, economical, safe, and practical. It has a broad spectrum of uses with an overall positive effect; it is used widely in diagnostics, therapeutics, anaesthesia, and preventive medicine. Microacupuncture theory is based on Chinese medicine, Western

medicine, and clinical experience; over time it has developed into its own complete system. In the past 30 years, microacupuncture has become a more fully developed theory based on research and clinical experience. The micro-acupuncture system originated from different times, countries, and areas.

Although there are differences in origin, the common characteristic is groups of points located on specific parts of the body.

Each of the points reflects information of their internal organs or tissues.

The systems

The current microacupuncture system is based on the holographic biologic theory as it was introduced by Ralph Alan Dale, an American, in 1976. Dale separated all acupuncture points into two systems depending on point distribution and point characteristics. These systems are now known as the macroacupuncture system and the micro-acupuncture system. In general, the macro-acupuncture system indicates the traditional meridian and point system, which is distributed over the whole body, including the 12 meridians, 15 Luo meridians, and 8 extraordinary meridians.

The micro-acupuncture system indicates a point system in a specific part of the body. Dale summarised all the micro-acupuncture systems, which came from ancient China, modern China, France, Germany, India, Japan, and America, including the 14 micro-acupuncture sections within the micro-systems. These sections include the ear, hand, feet, abdomen, back, neck, scalp, face, nose, tongue, wrist, ankle, arm, leg, and eye. Since Dale’s work, scientists and acupuncture practitioners have continued to develop the micro-systems, finding new sections in the body and adding new information based on this theory.

In fact, in traditional Chinese medicine, face, tongue, and pulse diagnosis are models of bioholographic theory. Abnormal pathology changes occur in this area when internal organs have a problem or disease. By using these changes to diagnose disease, needling or massaging painful spots, the practitioner is able to treat internal disease.

The holographic theory has provided a strong foundation for acupuncture point and meridian theories.

At MCR Therapies

At our clinic we use Microacupuncture to treat many condition, exercising its full potential. The most profound use of Microacupuncture at MCR Therapies is treating eye conditions and deafness.