Acupuncture needles set in case. 19th century

Acupuncture needles set in case. 19th century

Stock Number: 370503 e

€ 195,-

Dimensions

8 x 1 x 1 cm

Circa

19th century

Country of manufacture

Other

Categories: Medicine, Therapeutic & Functional Aids, Other Medical Antiques

Description

The coiled handle of this acupuncture needle, is a feature of Chinese needles. It aids insertion. The needle is rolled between finger and thumb during a technique called rotation. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture needles are inserted into certain points on the skin. This unblocks the flow through the body of a life force known as qi (chi). The set consist of 12 needles covered in a Mahogany wooden box with dimension 8 x 1 x 1 cm.

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Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.

As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.