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Let's Talk About our Needles

One of the most common questions we receive is: “How tiny is an acupuncture needle?”

The most common, but inaccurate association is with the hypodermic needle, or the needle used to draw blood. While it does vary based on the specific acupuncture needle used, on average you can fit 20 acupuncture needles into a single hypodermic needle.

The kinds of needles used will be determined by your practitioner, their preferred style, and treatment type, however they do come in different sizes and lengths. In sensitive areas such as your face we will use shorter thinner needles and in more muscular areas, such as your glutes, we will use thicker needles.

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