surround the dragon
 v. phr.— «In very severe cases, the lesions themselves can be treated with acupuncture needles directly. There are two approaches to this that are used. One is to surround the lesion with small needles. This is a process known as “surrounding the dragon.”» —“Acupuncture and the Treatment of Acne” by Alien Sheng American Chronicle (Beverley Hills, California) Apr. 29, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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