hot needle

hot needle

used in acupuncture; the needle wrapped in cotton wool, dipped in alcohol and lit, the charred cotton removed and the needle applied to the acupuncture point.
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It came with a cruel burning pain into her head, as if the words "The drop given was fourteen feet" had been scratched on her brain with a hot needle.
However, mark my words, that particular little boil hasn't been lanced and may require a particularly sharp and hot needle at some time in the future.
Furthermore, a surgeon has often had to "tie off " blood vessels and other structures to stop them bleeding with sutures or a hot needle.
On the stroke of 90 minutes the sub delivered, steering a cross from Adil Rami beyond Berisha's reach and bursting through the tension like a hot needle through the skin of a balloon.
A crack team of tattoo artists slave over a hot needle to transform such body horrors into minor works of art.
We thought we knew everybody who was anybody, from Diana Vreeland, the power that was Vogue, to people slaving on 7th Avenue and sewing with a hot needle.
The bears were typically bought or poached as cubs by Kalandar Muslim gypsies who would then poke a hot needle through their snouts in order to run a rope through them.
Stewarts will also display it's line of hot needle and cold needle perforation and micro-perforation tooling and units for nonwovens.
Hot needle tools are available for use with nonwovens or thin gauge film materials, while cold systems are ideal for micro perforations.
Some of the tests - like using a hot needle to detect the smell given off - can damage the item and are best avoided.
An opposite surgical approach inserts a hot needle into one side of the brain to destroy a small portion of the globus pallidus, an area that's hyperactive in many Parkinson's patients.