Male acupuncture figure, Hong Kong, 1970-1976

Made:
1970-1976 in Hong Kong
maker:
Unknown
Acupuncture figure, male, Hong Kong, 1970 - 1976. Front three quarter view. Black background.

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Acupuncture figure, male, Hong Kong, 1970 - 1976. Front three quarter view. Black background.
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Acupuncture figure, male, Hong Kong, 1970-1976

Acupuncture aims to improve the flow of qi (chi) or energy in the body by applying needles to specific points on the skin. Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches that qi must flow freely through the body’s meridians, or channels, to ensure health and well-being.

The rubber male figure shows the points where needles should be applied to the skin and the meridians through which qi flows in the body.

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A604025
type:
acupuncture figure and acupuncture
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical demonstration equipment
credit:
The Wellcome Foundation Limited