We already talked about at the Yin and the
Yang theory how Acupuncture can restore the Yin and the Yang and achieve the good health.
Now, we want to talk about some needles. The original needles are made of steel and gradually
we develop the iron steel, iron needles, then it’s the copper, then it’s the silver needles.
Silver has an antiseptic, anti-infection effect but it’s too expensive. Now, we use stainless
steel, with different size, different length that depends on which area we apply the acupuncture
needles. So we have half inch needles, we have one inch needles and we have 1.5 needles.
And we also have different size of needles. This is the thickest needle I use in my practice.
And then there is needles for face which is extremely thin like hair. This the red needles
we use for facial rejuvenation or any points on the face because we don’t want to cause
so much bruises. If the size is very small, there’s less chance to have bruises. So what
size and what length that we choose, depends on different body parts. For instance, on
the back of the patients, there’s not so much tissues there, so we only use a one inch needles
insert of .5 with forty five degrees angle instead of straight. But, on the hip, because
we have so much muscle there, we can use two-inch, even three inches, depends on how heavy this
person is. That’s the needle size and the length.