Acupuncture

Utilising the expertise of some of the UK's most renowned professional associations, such as the AACP, combined with our dedication to providing you with a trusted and reliable range, we've compiled the ultimate selection of acupuncture essentials.

This guide will hopefully help you to choose the best acupuncture needles and treatment essentials so you can start offering acupuncture to patients or clients.

Acupuncture Needles

What does Acupuncture do?

Acupuncture is a treatment used for a range of things, the theory behind it is that it stimulates the central nervous system.

This helps your body to release certain chemicals and stimulate the natural healing process. Acupuncture is believed to have both mental and physical health benefits

Dry needling is used to treat Sciatica and other painful conditions so it is used quite widely as a form of pain relief.

What are the Benefits of Acupuncture?

The main benefits of Acupuncture are:

  • Pain and stress relief
  • Improved Immune System 
  • Mental Clarity and headache relief 
  • Especially good for Repetitive Stain Injuries 
  • Improved digestion

Why is acupuncture so painful?

This will depend on where the acupuncture needle is placed but having a needle inserted anywhere on your body is likely to cause a pain response. 

The needles are inserted in 'acupoints' or 'pressure points' and some of these are in more sensitive parts of the body than others.

The spine and lower traps are quite sensitive, and so are a few other parts of your body. It's also important to distinguish that there are body acupuncture points and 'ear acupoints'.

Body acupuncture points are in the tendon, muscle and other areas of soft tissue whereas ear acupoints are in the shallow part of the skin. 

Acupuncture Needles

Acupuncture Needles

Classic Plus Needles

Classic is a popular brand of acupuncture needles which has been established as the standard acupuncture needle.

They are widely used in hospitals and clinics worldwide. The individual needles all have their own guide tube and colour-coded tab which help to make inserting the needles effortless and problem-free. 

They are traditional coiled and looped needles, have a copper handle and they're silicone-free. 

Acupuncture needles

Seirin J Type Needles

Seirin Needles are ultra-thin, stainless steel wire needles that provide gentle, painless and stress-free treatments. Like the previous needle, these also have a guiding tube and colour-coded tab for easy insertion.

They have plastic handles though unlike the classic plus needles which have copper handles but the plastic handles are PVC free.

We supply these as a box of 100 needles.

Acupuncture Needles

Classic Jade Pro Needles

These are the Classic Jade needles, except a newer version than you may already know if you're familiar with these needles.

They have an improved and unique guide tube for a smoother release so you can forget about glue spots or having to press the needle sideways.

These needles are now manufactured using automated machines for a much sharper tip, higher quality and consistency.

Each needle has its own sleeve made of 100% biodegradable and sustainably sourced; medical-grade glassine paper. Gamma rays are used to sterilise the needles rather than the traditional Ethylene Oxide (EO) process.

  • Silicone coated
  • Super lightweight plastic easy-grip handle
  • Japanese surgical stainless steel
  • Gamma-ray sterilised
  • Made in Taiwan

Acupuncture Guides & Resources

Acupuncture Guides & Resources

An understanding of acupoints is vital not only for acupuncturists but also for bodyworkers.

Targeting these points, as you may already know, provides numerous benefits such as stimulating the central nervous system, pain relief and various other physical and mental benefits

This user-friendly manual contains current, in-depth information for both groups, with special emphasis on how shiatsu and tuina therapists can best utilize “point knowledge” in their practice. 

Treatment Room Furniture

Treatment Room Furniture

  • Physique Therapy Couch - extremely strong, lightweight and portable, this table is used by professionals at the highest levels.
  • Physique Massage Couch - one of the lightest aluminium tables on the market, the weight is just 10kgs. Its unique sprung mattress design gives you and your patient the best possible feedback during treatment.
  • Physique Therapy Chair - lightweight, portable and economical massage chair, weighing just 8.2kgs. Perfect for any time of spinal treatment, including acupuncture and massage.  

Treatment Room Essentials

Treatment Room Essentials

    • Couch Roll - hygienic paper towel roll made from 100% recycled material, available in 50m or 25m rolls.
    • Bolster Cushions - perfect for supporting the body during treatment. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes. 
    • Memory Foam Face Cushion - sculpts your patient's face providing ultimate comfort.
    • Couch Covers - cotton-based stretch covers with breathing holes designed to enhance comfort.

Hygiene Essentials

Hygiene Essentials

We know how important it is to maintain a high standard of hygiene when dealing with patients. This is especially the case with acupuncture which needs medical-grade needles and high levels of cleanliness.

We’ve put together a great selection of versatile products from hand sanitiser to wipes and disinfectant spray that will help to keep your treatment area hygienic and worry-free.

View Hygiene Essentials

Sources and References 

1. Science Direct - Acupuncture Point 

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