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September 28, 2018

I often get asked this question a lot and it’s funny that it never occurred to me to write a post about this. I guess it’s because most of the time, I find myself answering this in the context of an acupuncture treatment and I am able to show the patient just how “teenie tiny” the needle actually is in the clinic. 

Out here in the outer space realms of the internet though, showing people what a needle looks like can pose a few challenges, especially when said R.Ac is somewhat photography-challenged. So, I decided to do a simple (yes, very rudimentarily simple) comparison chart of different thicknesses of everyday objects vs a humble acupuncture needle.

My aim? To reassure you that acupuncture doesn’t feel like:

And instead, feels more like:

I completely understand that our evolutionary genetic heritage has armed us somewhat with a very real and self-preserving fear of sharp and pointy objects. However, this proudly put together chart should give some of the biggest needle-phones some...

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