An acupuncture point detection technique is described in which the needle to be used in therapy acts as a guide for the point detection. The needle is dabbed tangentially onto the area around the point until a loss of resistance is felt and the patient reports an electrical sensation. This method can be used particularly well in two areas of the hand: along the outer edges of the thumb and little finger. These partial acupuncture microsystems are described with therapeutic indications for their points.
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