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Curious Cat

Did you know?

You can put about 15 acupuncture needles inside of the standard blood draw needle!  This is roughly the size of a cat whisker!

Needles are measured in gauges, and the higher the gauge, the smaller the diameter.  IV needles are typically between 16-20, blood drawing needles are between 21-25, hypodermic needles are typically between 25-27 gauges, and most acupuncture needles range between 30-40.  Different lengths and gauges are used depending on which area of the body is being treated and what we are trying to accomplish - think about the difference between a big gluteus muscle and a point on the head.

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