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Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling (FSN) is a new acupuncture technique developed by Dr Zhonghua Fu in the 1990s. This acupuncture technique uses a modified acupuncture needle to stimulate areas near to trigger or hypersensitive muscles, so as to treat musculoskeletal condition and other internal conditions.

The FSN only inserts and stimulates the subcutaneous layer; therefore this technique has less pain than normal acupuncture. It is very effective for those suffering from musculoskeletal conditions. For some acute pain, such as muscular and ligaments strains, tennis elbow, or acute back pain, the FSN can produce almost instant pain relief.


The FSN needle is a specially made disposable dry needle (picture 1), consisting of a solid stainless-steel needle and casting tube. The needle penetrates to the skin and then for manipulation, whilst the casting tube can be retained in subcutaneous level for a longer period of time after solid needle removed. There is an applicator to delivery this specially made needle (picture 2). 


he FSN technique mainly focuses on relieving Ashi points or tighten muscles and bands, which are commonly associated with pain. Conditions caused by acute sprain/injury such as tendon and ligament strain, neck and shoulder pain, back pain are particularly receptive to this kind of treatment. The FSN technique can also be used to treat shoulder pain, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, and trigeminal pain insomnia, and constipation.