Mesotherapy & its versions. Acupuncture & its Mesopuncture version.
It is currently described, in Mesotherapy
· Classical Mesotherapy
**-* The Mesotherapy needle of 4mm long is inserted into the epidermis, dermis, and superficial hypodermis.
The Therapist performs injections in the skin area, facing or close to the altered area of the body. The MPs, separated from each other, are created less compactly than in the 'nappage' version but without taking into account the pre-existing APs located in this area.
However, it is difficult for the Therapist in front to a thin or skinny Patient to assess reliably, the layer of skin reached by the inserted needle which will be, in this case, rather inserted into the connective tissue, target tissue of Acupuncture:
. Insertion of a 4mm long Mesotherapy needle into the connective tissue of the PA or surrounding it, will cause a Mesopuncture effect, association of an Acupuncture and Pharmacological effect, of intensity if the needle is inserted into the AP, of less intensity if the needle is inserted outside the AP.
**-* In Mesotherapy, beside using needles 4 mm long, it is of common practice to use longer needles but inserted at a depth evaluated, by the Therapist of around 4 mm long and then optionally to inject the liquid drug.
Insertion into cutaneous points outside the APs to an evaluated depth of 4 mm of a longer needle, with/without injection, will cause Acupuncture and Pharmacological effects, of lesser intensity than in the APs, due to the lower volume of connective tissue cleavage plans located outside the AP.
Inserted into the AP, this needle will cause an Acupuncture and Mesopuncture Effect of same intensity than in classical acupuncture.
- The version 'nappage' of Mesotherapy.
Injection of the drug is performed in a given area.
The MPs are created very close to each other, often adjacent to each other; insertion of the needle can be intra epidermal.
It was not taken into account of APs located in this given area which will be stimulated by the liquid drug injected.
- The path of APs is described as starting at
the epidermis and ending in the connective tissue: If the Therapist inserts his needle into
the epidermal part of the AP, he is in the scope of Acupuncture, the
injection will be made into the AP also. Dry
Needles are inserted into the dermis or superficial hypodermis, without injection. As we have already written it, it is not taken into account in this skin surface, of pre-existing APs which path begins in the epidermis.
Without knowledge of systematic localization of the AP it is difficult to assert that a part of the therapeutic improvement in Mesotherapy is not attributable to the connective tissue stimuli, through acupuncture points particularly but not exclusively.
· ASHI points
The problem goes dark because there are APs, without systematized topography, only recognized by a pain at the pressure of the fingers, the ASCHI points. They are found in almost all parts of the body, they disappear, often quickly.
It is possible that the cutaneous point qualified Mesotherapy point with beneficial therapeutic effect in the pathology in treatment, was actually an acupuncture point ASCHI.
• In many countries, Mesotherapy has been incorporated into Western medicine, although many of its beneficial effects may be attributed to acupuncture/Mesopuncture...
Furthermore, without knowledge of the systematized location of AP it is difficult to argue that a part of the therapeutic improvement in Mesotherapy, is not due to the insertion of needles in an inadequate layer of skin and that this needle tis not inserted in the connective tissue in the connective tissue through the AP or outside the AP.