Widely used in sports acupuncture, intradermal needles were
invented by the Japanese specialist, Dr Kobei Akabane. These high-quality
needles only penetrate the outer layer of skin and are ideal for combating
muscle soreness and fatigue.
Intradermal needles are tiny, making them harder to place
than standard acupuncture needles. To aid practitioners, these have
easy-to-hold stainless steel loop handles. This makes placement easy, even when
you’re out in the field.
These needles are sterilised with Gamma rays, allowing them
to stay sterile for five years if unopened. This means practitioners who only
sometimes use this type of needle don’t have to worry about wastage over time.
With five needles per blister, each tucked into a foam sheet, these couldn’t be
easy to transport either.