Liu Wai Sang

Basic AcuTouch

Many of you may have come across a certain acupoint a few hundred or may be even a few thousand times. Has it ever occured to you that the very acupoint that you have often encountered and that seems so familiar has inherent rhytmic motion called motility? This means that, as all other acupoints, it can pulsate, oscillate, rotate and can even locally swing to a very slight extent.

AcuTouch is a very gentle, sensitive and skilful acuwork that puts strong emphasis on assessing and regulating the motility of certain acupoints, which ultimately can improve the health of the whole body.

To find out more of the above, do join the basic course of AcuTouch.

What is AcuTouch

AcuTouch is a very gentle manual work on the meridians and acupoints. Manual work on the acupoints and meridians requires a certain amount of force. The force per unit area involved in AcuTouch can be reckoned to be very minute compared to the magnitude of force employed per unit area in acupuncture or acupressure, the contrast between the two is rather sharp. This is because both acupunture and acupressure rely more on motory than sensory skill to secure effective acuwork while AcuTouch relies on the opposite, i.e. more on sensory than on motory skill.

How Liu W.S. came to develop AcuTouch

In the early seventies, Liu W.S. came into contact with many children suffering from polio, meningitis or physical trauma. Most of them responded quite well to acupunture and acupressure. The only drawback was their aversion to the pain or discomfort induced by needles or strong finger pressure. To facilitate their progressive recovery in a more pleasant manner, an alternative method of acuwork with minimal and sensitive usage of force had to be found to appease these young sufferers.

After a few years of hard study and research on the physiology of the meridian system, he discovered that both meridian and acupoint Qi not only are mobile, able to flow freely, but also are motile, able to pulsate, ascillate and rotate rhytmically. This inherent physiological activity, motility, never mentioned in any Chinese medical text or literature, is vital to health; good motility means good health. This important discovery led Liu W.S. to develop a new method of acuwork; AcuTouch, which implies a very mild and sensitive touch, a skilful kind of touch that has not yet been developed in traditional acupunture or acupressure.

By properly assessing and regulating the motile Qi of the meridian system through AcuTouch, health can be improved, especially the health of those who need but dread acupuncture or acupressure like the children that inspired Liu W.S. Based on the knowledge and experience of AcuTouch of the past few decades, he recently is able to specialise it into Craniosacral AcuTouch, Visceral AcuTouch and Neuropsychic AcuTouch etc.

About the basic AcuTouch course

A introductory AcuTouch weekend is a prelude to the basic course of AcuTouch which emphasis on the expansion of the very limited traditional (seven) emotional and spiritual (Hun, Po and Shen) acuwork. For instance, it is possible to perform AcuTouch on L.I.4 Hegu to promote facial muscular tone for facial beauty, and to add extra stamina to the physical appearance and internal body; a boost to personal status especially socially. It is also possible to perform AcuTouch on St. 36 Zusanli, for another instance, to balance emotional excess or deficiency, to regulate unsteady mood and to moderate extreme mental exertion. As AcuTouch is a very gentle alternative acuwork, it is recommendable to anyone interested in acuwork, to students, practitioners and teachers of acupuncture, acupressure and shiatsu.