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How deep do acupuncture needles go?

Dr. Daniel Hsu, DAOM
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
Acupuncture points are located on or close to the skin's surface, but needles can be inserted from 1/16 to a few inches deep. The depth of insertion depends on the nature of the location and condition being addressed, the patients' size, age, and constitution, as well as the acupuncturist's style and training.

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