5200-Year-Old Acupuncture in Central Europe?

  title={5200-Year-Old Acupuncture in Central Europe?},
  author={L. Dorfer and M. Moser and K. Spindler and F. Bahr and E. Egarter-Vigl and G. Dohr},
  pages={239 - 239}
  • L. Dorfer, M. Moser, +3 authors G. Dohr
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • The Tyrolean Iceman ([1][1]), by far the oldest European mummified human body (5200 years old), shows 15 well-preserved tattoo groups on his back and legs, none of which appears to have ornamental importance. The tattoos have a simple linear geometric shape and are located on parts of the body that are not expected to be displayed ([2][2]). Moreover, several tattoos that would have entailed superficial skin puncture seem to be located on Chinese acupuncture points. The tattoos were therefore… CONTINUE READING
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