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  • Acupuncture needle information
  • Esoteric Acupuncture
  • Additional Modalities
  • What does acupuncture treat?



Acupuncture needles are very thin. They are usually a thickness of 0.25mm (1/100 inch) or less. In comparison, hypodermic needles used for injection are usually a thickness of 0.81mm (3/100 inch) or more.




Needle Comparison




























Esoteric Acupuncture

Medicine is often viewed strictly as a way of bringing us out of disease and pain so that we may function happily in the world. But what about this happiness? Is there a medicine to raise this level of happiness? Is there a medicine that raises the level of the healthy mind and body? This is the focus of Esoteric Acupuncture.







"Esoteric Aupuncture is being presented to show our connectedness to all things. There is a pleomorphic grid system which is connected to everyone and everything in this Universe from superstrings to supernovas. Rupert Sheldrake calls these invisible grid pathways morphogenetic grids or morphogenetic fields. The acupuncture meridians are merely one grid system among countless grid systems in our body and all of our grid systems are connected to the grid systems of the universe. Once we understand that we are able to access multidimensional levels through Esoteric Acupuncture, we begin to understand and comprehend the Universe in new and exciting ways. There are many pathways to access inner plane wisdom. Esoteric Acupuncture is merely one method to assist in opening our inner plane pathways. The main key is in being able to quiet the mind allowing one to access the higher pathways of the heart to connect to the higher head chakras."-Mikio Sankey






















Esoteric Pattern

Illustration from 'Climbing Jacob's Ladder, Esoteric Acupuncture, V. III' by M. Sankey















































There are several modalities used in oriental medicine that compliment

the benefits of acupuncture.

Two modalities that we commonly employ are


1) Cupping


Special cups are placed on the skin and suction is created using heat or mechanical pumps.


"The suction in the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage - rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward. For most patients, this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation. Once suctioned, the cups are generally left in place for about ten minutes while the patient relaxes. This is similar to the practice of Tui Na, a traditional Chinese medicine massage technique that targets acupuncture points as well as painful body parts, and is well known to provide relief through pressure."[1]










































2) Moxibustion


"Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing. Moxibustion has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years; in fact, the actual Chinese character for acupuncture, translated literally, means "acupuncture-moxibustion." The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health."[2]









Moxibustion can be administered directly or indirectly.


[1] Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

[2] Acupuncture Today


For thousands of years people have looked to acupuncture for relief from every

kind of pain and illness, chronic and acute.


The World Health Organization and the National Institute for Health

both acknowledge that acupuncture treats many common conditions such as



Chronic and Acute Pain, Headaches, Fibromyalgia,

Arthritis, Muscle Tension, Sciatica



Respiratory Disorders

Asthma, Cold and Flu, Allergies, Bronchitis


Digestive Disorders & Urinary Disorders


Reproductive Disorders

Infertility, Irregular Periods, PMS, Menopause Symptoms


Ear & Eye disorders


In addition

Aid in Post Stroke Recovery and other Neurological Disorders

Insomnia, Anxiety, Stress, Depression

Improve Immune Function, Supportive Treatment for Cancer,

Supportive Treatment for HIV/AIDS





BodhiQi Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Kirk Forde L.Ac., Dipl.O.M., MS

Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, CA

(805) 835-6929