Acupuncture needles, Japan, 2004-2005

Made:
2004-2005 in Japan
Acupuncture needles, manufactured by Seirin, Japan, 2004-2005. Plan view. Black background. Acupuncture needles, manufactured by Seirin, Japan, 2004-2005. Plan view. Black background. Acupuncture needles, manufactured by Seirin, Japan, 2004-2005. [2005-700 (4 purple), 2005-705 (2 blue), 2005-706 (2

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Acupuncture needles, manufactured by Seirin, Japan, 2004-2005. Plan view. Black background.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Acupuncture needles, manufactured by Seirin, Japan, 2004-2005. Plan view. Black background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Acupuncture needles, manufactured by Seirin, Japan, 2004-2005. [2005-700 (4 purple), 2005-705 (2 blue), 2005-706 (2
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Four acupuncture needles in sterile packaging, manufactured by Seirin, Japan, 2004-2005.

Modern acupuncture needle with plastic tube for guiding insertion into the skin. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the needles are inserted into chosen points on the body to stimulate the movement of the energy qi and balance the Yin and Yang parts of the qi. Modern needles are disposable and very sharp. The coloured handle provides grip, and acts as a colour code for the length and diameter of the needle.

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
2005-700
type:
acupuncture needle and acupuncture
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Dr Jonathan Freedman