About Acupuncture Needle Size

Many people are surprised to learn that acupuncture needles are extremely thin. They are not like hypodermic (injection) needles, which are big and hollow.  Japanese ultra-thin needles called moshin-hair needles (0.10 – 0.12mm in diameter) which are thinner than regular acupuncture needles (0.22-0.30mm in diameter) and even thinner than human hair!

Thin Acupuncture Needles

Forty acupuncture needles can fit inside the opening of hypodermic needle.


 Japanese and Chinese Acupuncture Needles

Acupuncture needle size - Thin Japanese needle vs Chinese needle

Japanese needle (0.12 mm) and Chinese Needle (0.22 mm.)


Acupuncture Needle and Push Pin

Push Pin and Japanese Acupuncture Needle (0.10 mm. Needle diameter)

Acupuncture Needle Size - Compare Japanese Needle and Push Pin


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