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Hong: A Study on the Characteristics of Manufacturing and the Electromagnetic Correlations of Traditional Acupuncture Needle
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The purpose of this study is to examine the preparing methods of the traditional acupuncture needle and to interpret the electromagnetic meaning intervened in them.


The overall manufacturing processes of the acupuncture needles in ancient books were surveyed. And the facts that special functional activities were carried out in common in the preparing processes were detected. The reproduction tests for the detected former functional activities were followed.


According to the ancient medical books, the traditional acupuncture needles were treated with the magnet through the preparing processes. The reproduction tests provided the fact that the ferromagnetic iron needles treated with the magnet were enhanced their magnetisms. And major techniques of the ancient supplementation and draining can be interpreted as magnetic or induced electromagnetic actions.


Considering the electromagnetic characteristics of human body, the magnet treated ferromagnetic iron needles of ancient era and magnetic or induced electromagnetic interpretable manipulation techniques are the historical evidences of magnetic activities of acupuncture. So modern acupuncture therapy should be understood, studied, and reinterpreted as an electromagnetic viewpoint.

Fig. 1.
Natural magnets
Fig. 2.
Tesla meter(KANETEC : TM-701)
Fig. 3.
The diagram of correlation between the magnetized needle and a bar magnet in directional technique
Fig. 4.
The diagram of correlation between the magnetized needle and a bar magnet in twirling technique
Fig. 5.
The diagram of correlation between the magnetized needle and a bar magnet in lifting-thrusting technique
Table 1.
The Enhancement of Magnetisms of Acupuncture Needles Treated with Natural Magnets
Before treated Treated(the day/30 days elapsed)
Materials End 1(gauss) End 2(gauss) End 1(gauss) End 2(gauss)
Ferromagnetic STS430 wire 5.8 5.8 6.1 / 6.1 7.0 / 7.0
Non-magnetic STS304 wire 4.3 7.9 4.5 / 4.5 12.0 / 12.0

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