Thursday, April 10, 2014
Curiosities at the Acupuncture Clinic
Under the cups is an ornate little bell. This is placed right next to the immobilized patient's hand in case of an emergency, such as a needle suddenly popping out (rare) or a need for help of any kind while lying there while the needles cook. And just to the right of the bell is a candle for lighting moxa or for making vacuums in cups.
On the top right are a pair of tweezers for I don't know what, and a metal container into which used needles are placed. At the far right is an enigmatic little metal statue of a Chinese figure. At the bottom right is a sealed package of needles in a box that once held a dozen of these packages.