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약침용 불량 Needle의 미세 형태 관찰

Observation of Fine Structures of Defective Herbal Acupuncture Needles

  • 박원필 (상지대학교 한의과대학 침구학교실) ;
  • 김현도 (상지대학교 한의과대학 침구학교실) ;
  • 권기록 (상지대학교 한의과대학 침구학교실)
  • Park, Won-Pil (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibution, College of Oriental Medicine, Sang-ji University) ;
  • Kim, Hyun-Do (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibution, College of Oriental Medicine, Sang-ji University) ;
  • Kwon, Ki-Rok (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibution, College of Oriental Medicine, Sang-ji University)
  • 발행 : 2005.02.28

초록

Objectives : This study was conducted to observe the tip of needles which induce poor needle sensation upon injection of herbal acupuncture. Methods : Among the syringes used for herbal acupuncture, needles which cause poor sensation were collected and evaluated by SEM (scanning electron microscope) for changes in structure, existence of impure matters, physical damage, and etc. Results : 1. Various forms contributed to poor needle sensation. Bent needle body, damaged or crooked needle tip, and blunted tip 2. Poor needles could be made during the manufacturing process, during insertion of the needle into the vial(except for the lubricants), and repeated procedures with one needle at different regions. Conclusion : Poor needles induce unnecessary pain and discomfort not only to the patients but also to administrators during injection. Herbal acupuncture is a treatment technique injecting herbal extract on the meridian points, and strict quality check must be enforced to prevent occurrence of poor needles.

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