1: Archaeological evidence shows that the first acupuncture needles were made of stone, while in the coastal areas of China, fish and animal bones were used. Due to the crudeness of the ‘needles’, treatments usually consisted of, thankfully, only one needle! Copper was used for the first metal acupuncture needles, followed by iron, gold and silver up to the stainless steel disposable needles used today.
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So you’re thinking about becoming an acupuncturist? Choosing to study Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is the beginning of a life changing journey but these changes below are perhaps not what you might be expecting! Hear more from NCA graduate Jo Curle, who now teaches ‘pulses and bodywork’ at the College.
The Human Colouring Book.
You may find family and friends begin to avoid you at gatherings, especially if they see you with a gel pen in your hand. At every possible opportunity you’ll be grabbing an arm or a leg, theirs or your own, and attempting to mark points and measurements on every piece of available skin. Prodding around tendons and bones to get your bearings to mark Lu9 just right … could become an obsession.
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