Seven star needles are also known as the plum - blossom
needle, which has been used for over 1,000 years in China as a
method of treatment for physical problems. it is made of five to
seven stainless steel needles inlaid onto the end of a handle.
It is used to prick the skin superficially by a gentle and rapid
tapping to promote the smooth flow of Qi in the meridians and regulate the functions of the Zang - Fu organs. One of the principles of Chinese medicine emphasizes the connection and harmony of the body in which the external “skin” is closely related to the internal “organs.”Therefore, stimulation of the skin has been used as a way to stimulate internal organs to restore balance in the body. The tapping may be light or heavy. Tapping slightly until the skin becomes congested, or tapping heavily until slight bleeding appears. The area to be tapped may be along the meridians, on the acupoints or the affected area.It is particularly suitable to treat the nervous system and skin disorders. It is also used for headache, dizziness and vertigo, insomnia, gastrointestinal disease, gynecological disease, arthritis, poor eye sight and paralysis.