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Theory Acupuncture is derived from Acus ( Needle) and Puncture (to Prick). The Needling Techniques are described in the Huang ti Nei Tjing. by The yellow Emperor and his doctor Qi Po He was euforic about Needling:

The Principles of Needle treatment are so excellent, refined and complicated that in the whole world nothing more excellent exists.

Acupuncture crafts are based on the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine ( TCM). Which dates back from 4000 B.C. The theory is developed over ages, but the core of the theory is builded upon the concept of Qi ( Energy), yin-yang philosophy and the theory of the five elements. Qi flows through well defined meridians ( channels) in the body. Needles are used to unblock and preserve the free flow of Qi throughout the body. The yin-yang philosophy states that the ultimate reality is complementary, paradoxical and relative in nature. The five element theory places humans in a cosmological perspective. The five elements ( wood, fire, earth, metal, water) stand symbolic for five similarities (resonance entities) in the universe.
Diagnosis is made by inspection (listening, seeing, feeling, smelling), pulse and tongue. This combined with the five elements theory and the organs( zang-fu). meridians.

Technique Various needling techniques and manipulations are developed during ages in China. Insertion, manipulation and the so-called arrival of Qi have great importance to achieve a therapeutic effect. In the video the typical lifting and thrusting, rotating and twirling of the needle are visualised at 3.13.

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Needles Acupuncture needling can be achieved with a wide range of acupuncture needles. In ancient times the needles were made of stone, copper, gold or silver. Nowadays needles are made of stainless steel. The choice of needle is closely related to the therapeutic aim of the intervention, the condition of the patient and the area to be punctured.
Length range: 13mm-75mm
Diameter range: 0,12mm-0,40mm