Two acupuncture needles, Japan, 2004-2005

Made:
2004-2005 in Japan
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Two acupuncture needles in sterile packaging
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One of two acupuncture needles in sterile packaging
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Two acupuncture needles in sterile packaging, manufactured by Seirin, Japan, 2004-2005

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture needles are inserted into certain points on the skin to unblock the flow of qi (chi), energy in the body that is considered essential to wellbeing. Seirin, the company that made these acupuncture needles, produced the first single-use disposable needle in 1978. The needles are sold in sterile packaging to prevent the transmission of infections and come in a variety of thicknesses, indicated by their coloured ends.

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
2005-705
Materials:
metal (unknown)
type:
acupuncture needle
credit:
Marion Richardson