What is the anatomy of acupuncture needles? Ever wondered what they are made of ? Keep reading to know more.
5 things you didn’t know about acupuncture needles.
1. They are very thin.
The “THINNESS” of acupuncture needles is 0.25 mm, a fraction of the thickness of a syringe needle, even though they can be found in different thicknesses. They are so thin that even airport security control doesn’t spot them. Tested! ?
2. They are made of plain stainless steel.
Acupuncture needles are made of surgical stainless steel and they don’t contain any drugs or added substances.
3. They are used only one time.
Acupuncture needles are used only one time and then disposed for recycling with a specialised company.
4. They are of different lengths.
Acupuncture needles come in different lengths. At Puntos de Salud we use two types, 15 mm and 30 mm.
5. Skin deep.
There are various styles of acupuncture. At Puntos de Salud we use a very shallow and painless insertion technique.