Needling Theory on Depth, Direction, and DeQi

Dr. Christine Chang explains what makes a "WOW" Acupuncture treatment using factors such as needle depth, direction, and "De Qi" sensation.

Christine Chang
Christine Chang

Course Overview

Treatment results from practitioner to practitioner can vary greatly when treating a condition. Even more confounding is when treatment results vary when different practitioners treat the same patients with the same points, but somehow one practitioner’s treatment results in a “so-so” treatment, and the other produces a fantastic result. Dr. Chang will discuss the importance of needle depth, direction, and engaging the De Qi sensation as factors in creating a “Wow” treatment. Based on her years of clinical experience, she will help both new and experienced practitioners refine their needling techniques for more effective and consistent outcomes.


  • Learn what causes pain in TCM so that you can effectively treat it clinically

  • Learn the following needling techniques: deqi, quqi, liuqi, the concept of heaven, human and earth layers when inserting acupuncture needles, Dao Ma, Dong Qi and Qian Yin techniques

  • How to effectively treat various types of pain and get quick results with your patients in clinic

  • Review the TCM time clock and what this can tell us in the patient’s history of their presenting concern.


  • 0 hrs - 15 min

    What causes pain? Stagnation, Deficiency and Tension.

  • 15 min - 30 min

    Commentary on ways to insert needles through the heaven, human and earth levels without causing the patient pain (deqi, quqi and liuqi).

  • 30 min - 45 min

    Specific acupuncture points that can be used for various types of pain that will give patients quick pain relief in your office (Xi-cleft, shu-stream and He-Sea points).

  • 45 min - 1 hrs

    Review acupuncture points to use in sample patient cases and how to use the TCM time clock to choose effective and appropriate acupuncture points. Recorded questions and answers, and case studies.


  • Jerry O. (Ireland)

    Insightful and accurate. Lighthearted but professional.

  • Elise B. (New Zealand)

    An excellent presenter - very clear and to the point as well as engaging. I would love to see a live seminar by Christine.

  • Vanessa D. (Canada)

    Loved the new perspective on point choice. Helped me refresh and bring back my attention to foundation theories. Loved the energy of the teacher and how easy it was to follow as well!

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Insightful and accurate. Lighthearted but professional.

Jerry O. (Ireland)

An excellent presenter - very clear and to the point as well as engaging. I would love to see a live seminar by Christine.

Elise B. (New Zealand)

Loved the new perspective on point choice. Helped me refresh and bring back my attention to foundation theories. Loved the energy of the teacher and how easy it was to follow as well!

Vanessa D. (Canada)

The simplicity of the teacher is great

JEPHTHAH B. (Nigeria)

Great teachings and practical tips for everyday success in acupuncture.

Shahin M. (Canada)

I recommend this course for anyone wanting new ideas on improving needling technique and effectiveness. It's also good for those of us who can use a reminder on distal point selection for pain issues. It's brief, informative and fun. Includes some good examples.

Heidi A. (United States)


Christine Chang

Dr. Christine Chang, DAOM, specializes in herbal formulas and Chinese nutrition, and brings this expertise to her private practice as well as serving as a faculty member at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is also the interpreter for the lectures of Dr. Wei Chieh Young.


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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: NCCAOM (1), IVAS (1), Florida (1), Standard Certificate (1)

    Pending: California [Upon Request]*

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Seminar

  • Course Length: 1 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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