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Utilising the expertise of some of the UK's most renowned professional associations, such as the AACP, combined with our dedication to provide you with a trusted and reliable range, we've compiled the ultimate selection of acupuncture essentials.
The following information is not meant to be in any way prescriptive and is merely content that has been compiled to help you make an informed decision about which product could suit you. Please remember to contact your physician or sports medicine professional for proper, qualified guidance.
Acupuncture, originally part of traditional Chinese medicine, is a complementary service that can be provided that involves using needles for pain relief or for general stress relief. Although it is sometimes branded as a pseudoscience, Acupuncture poses numerous health and wellbeing benefits and has proven to be effective for Back and Neck Pain, Headaches, Eyestrain, Joint pain and general mental wellbeing.
If you remember your training correctly then you will remember that there are different size needles for different parts of the body. Thin needles (0.12-0.18mm) are best for sensitive parts of the body, slightly thicker ones (0.20-0.25mm) can be used on all other parts of the body. If you are looking for a specific brand, Classic is extremely popular and is very commonly found in clinics and hospitals. Seirin is another great Acupuncture needle brand.
All acupuncture needles should be discarded safely into a sharps bin after use, this is because the needles pierce the skin and the needles are not sterile after use so using them again could risk infections.
You can leave the acupuncture needles in for anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes if you want to effectively relieve any pain or tension. This is usually a painless process so you don’t have to worry about hurting yourself or a client.