Set of acupuncture needles in case

Made:
1701-1900 in Japan and China
maker:
Unknown

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Acupuncture needles, probably from China or Japan, 1800s. Plan view, white background
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Acupuncture needles with case, probably from China or Japan, 1800s

Two large acupuncture needles, used in 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.

Details

Category:
Oriental Medicine
Object Number:
A604028
Materials:
soapstone, steel, textile
Measurements:
overall (case): 25 mm x 70 mm x 165 mm,
needle: 156 mm 3 mm, .01 kg
overall (charm): 200 mm
overall (tassle): 220 mm
type:
acupuncture needle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Saint, Capt. P
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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