How Deeply Are Acupuncture Needles Inserted?

Acupuncture needles are solid unlike the hypodermic needles used by physicians which are hollow and cut away more tissue. Needle size and insertion depth depend upon the nature of the problem. Depths can be from 0.2 to 3 inches. Also taken into consideration are: the patient’s size, age, and constitution.

​What Are Acupuncture Needles?

Acupuncture needles are sterile surgical grade steel needles. The needles used in almost all clinics in the U.S. are single use needles. This means that they come from the manufacturer in sterile packaging and are only opened immediately before insertion.

The acupuncture needle itself is only slightly thicker than a human hair. Dr. Mark VanOtterloo specializes in Acupuncture and focuses on gentle needling styles that allow for minimum discomfort.

Give Dr. VanOtterloo a call today at 720-295-9323 and schedule an appointment. His office is located in the Denver suburb of Lakewood Colorado,

Acupuncture Needles