Acupuncture needles set in case. 19th century
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.