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Acupuncture - The Supplies An Expert Can't Do Without

May 13, 2008
Most people who practice acupuncture require quality acupuncture supplies. However, most people do not know how to purchase supplies of high quality. Unfortunately, most people don't even have an idea of what supplies are actually important for them.

Acupuncture is known to be an effective treatment for most of the diseases. It is a technique of inserting and manipulating filiform needles into strategic points on the body with the aim of relieving pain and for therapeutic purposes.

Here is a description about all this in order to help you make your practice more easy and perfect.

Let us start with the supplies you would actually require to practice acupuncture effectively:

a) Cupping sets

There are both glass and bamboo cupping sets available on the market. The bamboo cupping sets are available in 3 pieces bamboo cuppings. You can opt for small, medium or large sizes.

b) Magnet and ear seeds

You need to purchase a sheet of about a hundred small magnetic pellets. These are usually available with strong adhesive tape for ear and body points use. Ear seeds are available in a box of a hundred seeds with adhesive tape in skin color in order to be used on ear and other body points.

c) Couch rolls

These are white rolls of 20 inches. You will find nine rolls in each case.

d) Treatment tables

You need to purchase German Beachwood for adjustable back root, portalite 003 made of metal for adjustable back rest, portalite oval with rounded design for easy access in smaller areas and Portalite Delta made of light weight aluminum.

e) Smokeless pure Moxa Roll

It is a roll that produces no order or smoke.

f) Mini Moxa Roll

This is required to put directly on the needles and skewers.

g) Moxa box

It is a wooden Moxa Box.

h) Moxa extinguisher

It is made of brass and plated in chrome. It can be used for extinguishing or holding Moxa rolls.

Once you are aware of what to buy under the category of acupuncture accessories, it is time to know how to purchase the stuff.

Here are steps to follow when purchasing acupuncture needles.

a) Step One

Make sure that you get a bulk order. In case, you plan to practice acupuncture on a consistent basis, then you would require a good amount of acupuncture needles. A box usually contains more than about 100 needles.

b) Step two

You must purchase from a trusted brand. Opt for SEIRIN if you want the best out of your investment. It is a trusted and reputed brand.

c) Step three

You must look for a needle that would provide almost painless insertion for the patient. Activa is such a brand.

d) Step four

Always opt for color coded needles. This will help you to make out needles of different sizes via just looking at the color.

e) Step five

Don't purchase needles that are coated in silicon. Silicon may result in an allergic reaction.

f) Step six

Try to order needles online. This will be easy for you and also let you decide what type of needles you want to order.

g) Step seven

Go for standard generic pebbles.
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