háozhēn (毫鍼)

literally “hair needle;” this is the seventh of nine needles characteristic of Nèijīng acupuncture, and it is the progenitor of the modern filiform needle; see Língshū, chapters 1 and 7 and Sùwèn, chapter 54 for more details concerning the size, shape, and classical application of the háozhēn (毫鍼).

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