One set of techniques that my dojang doesn't practice much with, but that I have seen in several other Hapkido sources (mostly "lightning patch" groups), are live hand variations on locks.
Explanations regarding ki notwithstanding, I've observed a major category where they seem to help: Showing new people how to balance the weight of their hand for locking. There seems to be a natural tendency with people learning wrist locks to put their force toward their own index fingers while letting the little and ring fingers float, while livehand locks emphasize shifting that weight back.
On the negative side, one generally doesn't one to leave one's finger extended through a technique (too easy to jam or get grabbed).
The question I have is: Is it worth explicitly training this as an illustration, dropping it as the student progresses and can more reliably get the technique, or is it more beneficial to just start with the version they will be using in the long run, even if it means that they might struggle more up front?