17th October 2019


What is in acupuncture needles?

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). TCM theory and practice are not based upon scientific knowledge, and acupuncture is a pseudoscience.

Also know, what metal are acupuncture needles usually made of?

The shaft of an acupuncture needle is made from surgical stainless steel wire of different gauges (thicknesses). Stainless steel comes in a variety of grades: Inexpensive Chinese surgical steel is higher in nickel than other surgical steels.

What size needles for acupuncture?

Acupuncture needles have an average diameter of 0.00325 inches. That's like a strand of hair. They also come in three sizes of length: 0.5, 1, and 1.5-inch needles. I use a 0.5-inch for ears, 1-inch for the face, hands and feet, and 1.5 for the leg and larger muscle groups.
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