Acupoint patching involves using herbal medicine to create medicinal patches that are applied to specific acupuncture points. Through the absorption of herbal properties via the skin, it achieves therapeutic and health-promoting effects on the related meridians and organs. Using different herbs and applying them to different acupuncture points can achieve the goal of treating internal illnesses externally.
Clinical Case: A female patient complained of irregular menstruation, chest tightness, shortness of breath, occasional chest pain, loose stools, and several months of lower back pain. Traditional treatments like massage, acupuncture, and electrotherapy had been completely ineffective.
She was asked to lie on the bed, and specialized herbal patches were applied to the acupuncture points on her lower back and abdomen. As soon as she got up from the bed and sat in the examination chair, she immediately reported relief from lower back pain, increased agility in movement and sitting down, and a remarkably rapid onset of the herbal patch’s effects.
Three days later, during a follow-up appointment, she mentioned that her lower back pain had greatly improved after the patch application. However, it returned the next day, and she expressed a desire for further treatment. This time, abdominal acupuncture was combined with acupoint patching to enhance the introduction of herbal properties and facilitate the flow of energy through the meridians. One week later, she had already returned to a normal daily routine.