Re: "Drain the Vein"
- Hello Lauren
Yes, I have heard of this technique and I've used it periodically.
The theory is that you can move blood stagnation at a very deep level by
bleeding the veins at the surface. This concept is very similar to the idea
that you can affect the interior (Zang Fu) by stimulating the acupuncture
points at the surface.
I find this technique to be quite helpful when there is acute truama where
the stagnation is "young". I've found the technique less effective in
chronic cases of blood stagnation. I find that it's necessary to use
I've also seen an "extreme" technique of "drain the vien" where you use a
seven star needle and puncture the entire surface of an effective area. This
technique was used in several cases of chronic shoulder and neck pain. The
entire surface of the body was bloodied. I don't think that I could perform
this technique and I don't think that it would be accepted by the North
American public. However I know that this form of treatment is standard care
I think that this list is an awesome idea. It's about time that those of us
who understand the ancient wisdom of "the web without a weaver" can connect
and communicate through thjis post-modern web!