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Development of Eaglewood Essential Oil Blood-Letting Needle and Its Application in Traditional Medical Training

Objective: To release the essential oil of aloes after acupuncture and bloodletting to reduce inflammation of wound. At the same time, the needle can be safely stored after use. So that students can understand the knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine and oral cavity and familiar with a series of processes of invention patents. Enable students to participate in the whole cycle of personnel training process. Methods: The design is a blood-letting needle that can release eaglewood essential oil, including an output tube and a tube body for storing eaglewood essential oil. The bottom of the output tube is connected with the top of the tube body. The tube body is provided with a first piston moving relative to it, and a second piston is provided below the first piston, which moves relative to the tube body. The top of the second piston is provided with a fixed connection with the top rod, the bottom of the second piston is provided with a fixed connection with the bottom rod, the bottom rod is provided with a fixed connection with the propulsion mechanism, the bottom of the rod is provided with a fixed connection with the bloodletting needle, the bottom of the tube body is provided with a shrink. Results: A kind of blood-letting needle which can release eaglewood essential oil was successfully designed. This device is designed to reset the needle propulsion mechanism, which is convenient for storage and avoid accidental injury to the operator. The piston is set to facilitate the operator to apply the essential oil of eaglewood from the output pipe to the wound of the patient to reduce inflammation and eliminate redness. The device has the advantages of simple structure and easy operation. Conclusion: This needle solves the problem that the existing bloodletting needle only has the function of bloodletting when used, and the needle can cause skin damage, redness and inflammation after puncturing the skin. The existing bloodletting needle cannot be stored after use, and it is easy to make mistakes and stab the operator. It also stimulates students' enthusiasm for learning and innovation consciousness, and integrates theory into practical innovation.

Eaglewood, Bloodletting, Needling Instrument, Traditional Medical Training

APA Style

Yuan, Q., Tao, S., Dong, Y., Wang, Z., Zhou, J., et al. (2023). Development of Eaglewood Essential Oil Blood-Letting Needle and Its Application in Traditional Medical Training. International Journal of Chinese Medicine, 7(2), 19-23. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijcm.20230702.11

ACS Style

Yuan, Q.; Tao, S.; Dong, Y.; Wang, Z.; Zhou, J., et al. Development of Eaglewood Essential Oil Blood-Letting Needle and Its Application in Traditional Medical Training. Int. J. Chin. Med. 2023, 7(2), 19-23. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcm.20230702.11

AMA Style

Yuan Q, Tao S, Dong Y, Wang Z, Zhou J, et al. Development of Eaglewood Essential Oil Blood-Letting Needle and Its Application in Traditional Medical Training. Int J Chin Med. 2023;7(2):19-23. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcm.20230702.11

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