What is an acupuncture needle?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

An acupuncture needle is a stainless steel needle that is slightly thicker than a human hair. Acupuncture needles are inserted through the skin at specific points on the body to control pain and other symptoms.

This answer is based on source information from The National Cancer Institute.

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