Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2019, Page: 22-24
A Device for Separating and Recycling Materials of Needle Warming Therapy
Ni Zhexin, Department of Traditional Chinese Gynecology, Changhai Hospital, Shanghai, China
Tang Xiaodong, Department of Acupuncture and Massage, Changhai Hospital, Shanghai, China
Li Weihong, Department of Acupuncture and Massage, Changhai Hospital, Shanghai, China
Received: May 10, 2019;       Accepted: May 10, 2019;       Published: Jun. 29, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijcm.20190302.12      View  590      Downloads  59
Background: Needle Warming Therapy is built on the therapeutic characteristics of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. This kind of therapy is proved to be able to treat many kinds of diseases and disorders. After Needle Warming Therapy, the waste needles and burned moxa cone ashes are always in a mess. Additionally, the dangerous of being pricked by the needle tip and the waste of burned moxa cone ashes were verified. Study Aim: To design a device for separating and recycling waste materials after Needle Warming Therapy, and protecting medical staff from hurt by acupuncture needle tips. Method: We found the main contradictions through communication with clinical acupuncturists and clinical practice. Design style based on full communication with medical staff. Then we used cardboard model to make physical objects according to the drawing style for clinical verification. The final style was determined after repeated modification and practice. Result: After repeated experiments, a more mature style was born. Its main advantages are lightweight, portable, detachable, and low production cost. It makes medical staff more convenient and secure to separate and recycle materials of Needle Warming Therapy.
Needle Warming Therapy, Waste Needle, Moxa Cone Ash, Separating, Recycling
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Ni Zhexin, Tang Xiaodong, Li Weihong, A Device for Separating and Recycling Materials of Needle Warming Therapy, International Journal of Chinese Medicine. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2019, pp. 22-24. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcm.20190302.12
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