Fire needle acupuncture

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Fire needle acupuncture also known as fire needling is an acupuncture technique which involves quickly inserting a red hot needle into areas on the body.[1] Deep insertions result in greater pain and other side effects.[2] Fire needling combines conventional acupuncture and cauterization with heated needles therapy.[3]

The technique has been present since ancient times, though the term was phrased as "puncturing with a red-hot needle".[4][5]


The method is based on Chinese medicinal belief of meridian. Heated needles are applied on ashi points.[6]


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  2. ^ [unreliable medical source?]Cui-lan Yan (January 1997). The Treatment of External Diseases with Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc. pp. 112–. ISBN 978-0-936185-80-4.
  3. ^ Villareal, Ruben L. (2003). New Frontiers in Research for Sustainable Development: Lecture Series in Honor of UPLB Chancellor Ruben L. Villareal. Laguna, Philippines: University of the Philippines Los Baños. p. 128. ISBN 9715471846. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  4. ^ 原一祥 (1997). 汉英双解中医大辞典. Beijing: zh:人民卫生出版社. National Health and Family Planning Commission. p. 217. ISBN 7117023066. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  5. ^ Chinese-English dictionary of acupuncture & moxibustion. Beijing: zh:华夏出版社. 1998. p. 40079342. ISBN 7508013778. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  6. ^ Liu, Tang-Yi; Leung, Ping-Chung (2012). Evidence-Based Acupuncture. Singapore: World Scientific. p. 131. ISBN 9814483850. Retrieved 2016-03-12.