Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling Acupuncture Training Programme


About Fu’s 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 needle).

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”.

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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 after solid needle removed. There is an applicator to delivery this specially made needle (picture 2).

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.




·        This course is designated for those physiotherapy practitioners who also have qualified as acupuncturists BACC members only.

·        It needs six training sessions for qualified physiotherapists/acupuncturists BACC members to be able to achieve a competent FSN practitioner.

·        Each session requires six hours training, including lecture and practical.

·        The 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.

·        A certificate will be issued once participants finished and passed assessment.