Two acupuncture needles, Japan, 2004-2005

Made:
2004-2005 in Japan

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One of two acupuncture needles in sterile packaging, manufactured by Seirin, Japan, 2004-2005. Plan view. Black
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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

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.

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Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
2005-705
type:
acupuncture needle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Marion Richardson

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