[Review and reflection on 2010' Hwato Cup National University Students' Acupuncture Manipulation Skills Competition].

Author: Kuai L, Qu XY, Zhang HM, Zhang TT, Xu JM, Shen XY.
Affiliation: College of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Shanghai University of TCM, Shanghai 201203, China.
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2012 Feb
Other: Volume ID: 32 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 173-6 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 184

The questionnaire and the result of 2010' Hwato Cup National University Students' Acupuncture Manipulation Skills Competition were analyzed in this paper. It was showed that the competition achieved the significant effects of enhancing acupuncture manipulation skills for the university students and promoting the standardization on teaching acupuncture manipulation skills. The teachers and students were not very satisfied with the current acupuncture manipulation skill education. In the competition, only the item of reciting the classics achieved more than 90 scores, which just displayed the memory ability. The results of the manipulation competition were generally not very high. It is suggested that concerning to teaching acupuncture and moxibustion in the future, the ratio of class time for improving the practice ability on the human body should be increased and the practice on some manipulation techniques such as inserting the needle by holding the needle tip with the pressing hand, reinforcing-reducing technique by twirling and rotating the needle and warming needle technique should be intensified. It is necessary to enhance the interpretation, emphasis and supplementation on the keys and details of some manipulations of acupuncture and moxibustion.
PMID: 22493931