The types of acupuncture needles are generally divided according to thickness and length. The commonly used size is 26~30 according to the thickness, and the diameter is 0.40~0.30mm; according to the length, there are various types from half an inch to three inches. Generally, the longer the acupuncture needle, the diameter. The thicker it is, the easier it is for acupuncture. In terms of material selection of acupuncture needles, there are mainly three kinds of materials: stainless steel, gold, and silver. Among them, acupuncture needles made of stainless steel have good effect and low price, and are used more clinically. Let’s take a look at what type of acupuncture needles are used. Special acupuncture needles need to be used. There are many types of acupuncture needles, which are generally distinguished by length or thickness. So what type of acupuncture needles are used? 1. The needles commonly used in acupuncture range from thick to thin. The most commonly used needles are 26~30 gauge, with a diameter of 0.40~0.30mm. The larger the gauge, the thinner the needle diameter. 2. Acupuncture needles are from long to short. The commonly used needles are from half an inch to three inches. The half-inch needles are 13mm long, the one-inch needles are 25mm long, the one-and-a-half-inch needles are 45mm long, the two-inch needles are 50mm long, and the two-inch needles are 50mm long and two-and-a-half inches long. The length is 60mm, and the three-inch needle is 75mm long. Clinically, it is necessary to select the appropriate needle for acupuncture according to the needs of the disease and the situation of the acupuncture site. For example, in the areas with relatively rich muscles of the waist, buttocks, and lower limbs, a relatively long needle can be selected, such as two and a half to three inches. For the shallower parts of the head and face, it is advisable to choose a needle of half an inch to an inch and a half.
Generally, the longer the needles used, the thicker the diameter, and the more convenient for acupuncture. 2. What material are the needles used for acupuncture?
Acupuncture needles are generally composed of needle body, needle tip and needle handle, and their materials mainly include the following three types:
The needle body and needle tip are all made of stainless steel, which has high strength and toughness. The needle body is straight and smooth, resistant to heat and rust, and is not easily corroded by chemicals. It is widely used in clinical practice.
2. Gold Needle
The gold needle is golden yellow, but it is actually a stainless steel needle with gold plated outer layer. Although the electrical conductivity and heat transfer performance of the gold needle are obviously better than those of the stainless steel needle, the needle body is thicker, and its strength and toughness are not as good as that of the stainless steel needle. .
The needles and tips of the needles are all made of silver. For acupuncture, silver needles are not as good as stainless steel needles. This is mainly because silver needles are too soft and easy to break, which can easily cause medical accidents. In addition, the cost of silver needles is also high, so there are fewer use.
3. Are acupuncture needles disposable?
The needles used in acupuncture will enter the human body, so many friends are more concerned about its hygiene, then Are acupuncture needles disposable?
1. When performing acupuncture treatment, in most cases, disposable stainless steel needles are used, individually packaged, and discarded after use.
2. However, there are also some reusable acupuncture needles. After the acupuncture needles are used up, they will be sterilized by high pressure steam to kill viruses and bacteria before being reused.
Post time: Aug-12-2022