Specific sensations or “arrival of Qi” phenomenon during EHF – Puncture have some peculiarities. Local sensations at the place of EHF-exposure are observed in cases, when there are mainly local disorders. But usually in the beginning of the treatment different sensations moving along the patient's legs, arms, trunk or just along the certain channel (warm, cool, waves, creeps, etc.) appear.
After that the patient experiences various sensations, which reflect the elimination of his initially presented disorders. Some patients experience various “visual sensory reactions” in spite of closed eyes. These sensations can include “watching change of the colors”, “appearance of light” or even more complex visual images resembling dreams.
The Most Important Special Properties of the EHF – Puncture:
In spite of the fact, that EHF-Puncture declares the same principles as traditional Acupuncture and Moxibustion, we would like to pay attention to the most important properties of this new approach in acupuncture:
1. EHF-Puncture is a needle free noninvasive therapeutic method: MM EMR is transmitted to the selected acupoints by means of a special dielectric wave-guide and, therefore, there is no problem with sterilization of instruments or danger of bacteria or viruses transmission from one patient to another.
2. EHF-Puncture is painless: this peculiarity is very important during treatment of patients with a high sensitivity to pain.
3. EHF-Puncture is universal: MM EMR can be used to treat “Heat” or “Cold”, “Deficiency” or “Excess” syndromes; the type of response depends on the initial condition of the patient.
4. EHF-Puncture can stimulate different kinds of “Arrival of Qi phenomenon” without needle manipulation. Electromagnetic radiation of millimeter band stimulates specific sensory reactions (phenomenon De Qi) not at the place of influence but at the place of Qi-disorders directly. Sensory reactions may even be observed in paralyzed extremities of patients with injury to the vertebral column.
Thus, EHF-puncture, based on the syndrome approach of traditional Chinese medicine, represents a new and efficient method for treatment of various diseases, including those whose etiology and pathogenesis are unknown, while nosologic diagnosis is difficult to determine and treatment methods are undeveloped.