Floating Acupuncture (FA) is a new acupuncture technique which use  a modified acupuncture needle to stimulate areas where nearby trigger points or tightened muscles so as to treat musculoskeletal conditions and other conditions.

Tightened muscles (TM) and Myofascial Trigger Points (MTrPs), which are commonly associated with pain. Myofascial Trigger Points are described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Spontaneous Electrical Activity(SEA), one of the MTrP features, can be recorded easily by electromyographers.;Therefore , it can produce an incredible pain relieving effect. For some acute pain condition, such as muscular and ligaments strains, tennis elbow, or acute back pain, it can have almost instant pain relieving results.

FSN needle is a disposable dry needle. The needle consists of a solid stainless-steel needle and a casing soft pipe. The needle is accurate delivered into subcutaneous level by an applicator device. Once the needle is in subcutaneous level, the needle tip is withdrawn and rest into the casting tube, then a left-right swipe manipulation, like windscreen swipe, is performed. After few minutes manipulation, the tightened muscles will be relaxed and in most of cases, the pain caused by tightened muscles will decrease or disappear.

The subcutaneous layer can be twitched by mechanical forces, so FSN relieves pain fast and quickly than traditional acupuncture. Our patients describe the FSN as “magical needle”.

Based on Tightened Muscles theories, FSN has been extended to other medical conditions, such as chronic nonproductive dry cough, constipation, dizziness, weak bladder, periods pain, or avascular necrosis .