Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats_ A Pocket Atlas-Thieme (2011) by Christina Matern

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This is, however, contraindicated in pregnancy, with epilepsy, and with cardiovascular problems. Most devices have four outputs for two wires each. The current can be regulated for each pair. With the frequency, the number of current pulses per minute is adjusted. Here, it is best to use a varying frequency (intermittent) or a dispense/disperse mode with changing intensity and set intervals, so that the body is unable to adapt to the current and thereby lose its response to the stimulus. In A/C mode, the device operates with an alternating current; in D/C mode, the direct current flows from the negative to the positive electrode.

Combination Network–Source Points The combination of network points and source points creates a balance between the partnered yin and yang channels in a functional cycle. Here, we first needle the network point of the partner channel that has more qi. The qi then emerges at the source point on the partner channel, which is needled next, and flows into that channel. By this method, we can strengthen the weaker channel. A prerequisite for this method is an energetic imbalance between the yin and yang partner channels.

Disposable needles are for one-time use only. If reused, they would, in addition to the problem of hygiene, become dull and therefore penetrate less easily into the tissue. Needle Types In general, you can choose between two needle types: the Hwato and the Seirin types. Hwato Needles These needles are less sharp at the tip and have flexible coiled metal handles. Hence they are somewhat more difficult to push through the skin. On the other hand, they are better at conducting electricity and warmth and are therefore particularly suitable for moxibustion and electroacupuncture.

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