Many people ask me how painless acupuncture can be.
So let's briefly popularize the specifications of acupuncture needles.
The one-time acupuncture needles currently in mainstream use are based on the filiform needles described in "Lingshu·Nine Needles and Twelve Originals". In most modern cases, 30mm and 40mm lengths are commonly used acupuncture needle lengths. The above picture shows acupuncture needles of 0.35*40mm.
Also, acupuncture needles with a diameter of about 0.25mm to 0.35mm are generally used now. If they are thinner, the needle body is too soft and easily breaks inside. If it is too thick, the pain will be too sharp and uncomfortable.
But even with 0.25mm diameter acupuncture needles, there will still be a little pain during puncture. Therefore, no matter how thin the needle is, there will still be a needle feeling.
If you are looking for painless acupuncture treatment, choosing the right practitioner is essential. A good practitioner will insert the needle to the end as much as possible, straight in and straight out, no lifting, no friction, and it helps the treatment be painless.
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