Insects crawling over the skin?

People sometimes complain that they have the sensation of insects crawling all over their body and itchiness as well.  This is called formication.

Here is a prescription from Huh Im, a Korean doctor in the 1600s, which you might want to try if you have any patients with the complaint.


  • Apply 7 moxa cones on promineniof the olecranon. (주첨)
  • Apply acupuncture on LI 11, HT 7, LI 4 and SP 6.  (곡지, 신문, 합곡, 삼음교)