Dr. Paul Nogier developed the ASP® Original /or Aiguille Semi-Permanente/ acupuncture needle more than 30 years ago. Up to now this kind of needle is used within the widest bounds and this is the most efficient way of the treatment and the stimulation of the auricus and acupuncture points. The ASP needle consists of a small-sized, once in use, corrosion-resistant steele (free from nickel) micro-needle, which is nested in a plastic injector. With the help of the injector the person can easily implant the needle in the ear. The special shape of the steele needle, made for medical use, makes it possible that the needle stays at the proper place for days, without penetrating completely the dermal tissue. After placing the needle can be protected with sticking plaster, which is distributed with the needle. The bipolar magnet on the injector develops a microcurrent after the needle with cyclical movements, which causes a stimulation. Therefore the patient is able to stimulate the point several times a day to increase the efficiency of the treatment. This product is circulated with gamma radiating sterilization. Recommended field of use: constant allergy, chronic functional problems, obsession diseases (drug withdrawal symptoms, nicotine-, alcohol-addiction, mental problems, for losing weight, metabolism problems, etc.) Forbidden to use: in any case, if the patient is under X-ray treatment or operation, or in case of pregnancy, serious heart and circulatory disturbances, and liver and kidney anomaly. Three types are distributed: ASP® Original Classic stanless steel needle eithout nickel, ASP® Original Gold, which is also corrosion-proof and coated with gold and ASP® Original Titanium.