Your patients deserve the best. We source our products from reputable manufacturers that provide the highest quality, safe and reliable acupuncture needles. We provide a menu of options to cater for your needs and budget. All acupuncture needles in our product range (summarised below) have been selected for their high level of manufacture at affordable prices.
Choose reliable equipment that comes with the balance@JCM quality guarantee.
CARBO acupuncture needles are made in China from high tensile strength U.S. surgical stainless steel in a 10K clean room. They have a non-tarnishing aluminium alloy handle and are silicone and pyrogen free.
SEIRIN acupuncture needles are made in Japan from Japanese surgical grade stainless steel wire. There are several different needles in the SEIRIN range, with light-weight plastic and metal handles.
ACUREA needles are made in South Korea by one of Korea's leading medical manufacturing companies. The quality is one of the best you will come across in the UK. The needles are gamma ray sterilised, and packed to reduced waste so ideal for the environmentally conscious!
SHARP and NATURAL acupuncture needles are made in China from stainless steel without silicon coating. Sharp needles have a pipe shaped (Japanese style) handle and Natural needles have a traditional coiled (Chinese style) handle.
ACULUX needles offer both Japanese style acupuncture handles. A light alloy pipe handle and a plastic handle with both needle shafts using the same surgical stainless steel. The needle shafts are coated to provide a better patient experience. These needles have been developed to bring a level of quality combined with a competitive price.
The CLASSIC needle range is manufactured in China within a modern factory complying with standards which exceed European Medical Directive requirements. The needles are sterilised using ethylene oxide gas.
AcuGlide, AcuMaster, Vinco, Viva and D&D needles now available from JCM. Helio Medical have been at the forefront of needle development with recent innovations such as LIFT™ Low Insertion Force Technology and its SkinSaver™ guide tubes and FingerSaver™ packaging.
“Aren’t all acupuncture needles all the same?”...
There has been a rapid growth and expansion of traditional Chinese medicine in primary health care. Concurrently, we have seen a plethora of new products coming on to the market. With so many to choose from, it’s a minefield for practitioners to navigate their way through - and aren’t all acupuncture needles the same?
The answer is ‘NO’ – You get what you pay for. Acupuncture needles are priced according to their standard of production and manufacturing. All acupuncture needles meet the agreed minimal requirements meaning that they are sterile in their packaging. However, inferior brand needles may have damaged or off-centre tips and high levels of particulate matter on the needle shaft, not visible to the naked eye. This may increase the risk of patient discomfort, pain, bleeding and possible infection.
Quality, sharpness and ease of insertion vary greatly and depend on the:
- type and quality of materials used
- sharpening methods
- methods of sterilisation
- cleanliness of packaging rooms and handling
- quality control standards at each level of manufacturing
These factors combined will determine the needle quality and ultimately your patient’s experience.
An acupuncture needle is a powerful tool. Choose one you can rely on, from a supplier you can trust. balance@jcm provide you with high quality, safe and reliable acupuncture needles, at great prices.