Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling Acupuncture
Subcutaneous Needling (FSN) acupuncture
Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling (FSN) is a new
acupuncture technique developed by Dr Zhong-hua Fu in the 1990s. This
acupuncture technique uses a modified acupuncture needle to stimulate areas
nearby trigger points or hypersensitive muscles, so as to treat musculoskeletal
condition and even other internal conditions. (The FSN needle is approved by Chinese
healthcare authority and granted CE marker in the Europe as trocar acupuncture
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.
This technique has been wide spread in China
during last two decades. In UK, many Chinese origin acupuncture practitioners
have been trained in this technique. It been gained “FAST Acupuncture” or
“Magic Acupuncture” names in Chinese acupuncturist.
Four FSN books have been published in China by
Dr Zhonghua Fu. One of the latest version <The Foundation of Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling> foreword by Dr
Jidong Wu and stated: “FSN has changed our mind-set on Acupuncture”. Some
scholar also predicted that “this FSN will shake traditional acupuncture world”.
The FSN technique mainly focuses on relieving
Ashi points or tighten muscles and muscle 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.
course is designated for those physiotherapy practitioners who also have
qualified as acupuncturists BACC members only.
needs six training sessions for qualified physiotherapists/acupuncturists BACC
members to be able to achieve a competent FSN practitioner.
session requires six hours training, including lecture and practical.
intervals of each level should be no less than four weeks. This is purely to give
practitioners enough time to reflect their learning on their practice.
certificate will be issued once participants finished and passed assessment.