Acufast Needles2021-10-20T09:42:21-07:00

High-Quality Needles with Zero Compromises for Your Patients and the Planet

Acufast needles are Korean-made spring handle needles made from surgical grade stainless steel. They are machine sharpened for precision tips and are available partially coated with medical-grade silicone for smooth insertion or non-coated for a more desired fascial pull. Acufast needles come packaged 10 needles per vacuum sealed pouch with tubes sold separately.

High-Quality Needles with Zero Compromises for Your Patients and the Planet

Acufast needles are Korean-made spring handle needles made from surgical grade stainless steel. They are machine sharpened for precision tips and are available partially coated with medical-grade silicone for smooth insertion or non-coated for a more desired fascial pull. Acufast needles come packaged 10 needles per vacuum sealed pouch with tubes sold separately.

Needle Features

  • Spring handle style needles made from surgical grade stainless steel.
  • Machine sharpened tips for precise and painless insertion.

  • 10 needles per vacuum-sealed pouch.
  • Pouch packs are 100% recyclable and are made from PET1 plastic. 

  • Choose from coated or non-coated needles.

Eco-Friendly Features

  • Guide tubes are optional and available separately so unused guide tubes don’t end up in the trash.

  • Needles are made with consciously chosen, low-impact metals.

  • The outer packaging is made with repurposed sugar cane fibre (bagasse) and is 100% biodegradable, compostable and recyclable.

  • Smallest needle packaging on the market per 1000 needles to minimize space and energy requirements for shipping.

  • Needles are sterilized using gamma ray sterilization, so there is no risk of ethylene oxide leaching into the atmosphere.

Needle Size Chart

  • Please note, tubes are sold separately.
  • Acuclip and Acubase accessories can be used with all Acufast needles and tubes.

Acufast Pouch Pack Training

Needle Use FAQs

Can I use Acufast needles with moxa?2021-05-06T11:03:44-07:00

You can use indirect moxa with these needles. When moxa on the needle is required, then we recommend using a moxa needle cap. These little stainless steel holders slip over the handle of the needle. The convenient moxa holding tray that forms the lower part of the holder ensures that the moxa punk does not slip off the handle. All regular consent and precautions are still required when using these moxa holders as risks associated with ash and burning substances need to be appropriately managed.

Can I use Acufast needles with E-stim?2021-05-06T11:06:20-07:00

Yes, you can use the needles with e-stimulation for up to 30 minutes. We recommend that you use only stimulators that are designed with alternating bi-polar frequencies to reduce any ionic charge building up on the needle shaft.

Does the silicone coating reduce conductivity with e-stim?2021-05-06T11:06:12-07:00

The silicone layer is minute and there is no discernable loss of conductivity with e-stim.

Is the whole needle coated with silicone? Or just the tip?2021-05-06T11:13:45-07:00

The needles are coated up to 80% of the shaft allowing for a smooth needling experience for the patient. For those patients who have sensitives or allergies to medical-grade silicone, we recommend the non-coated version of our product.

Needle Sterility FAQs

How soon must the needles in the pack be used after opening?2021-05-06T11:25:29-07:00

If the needles are left in the pouch pack and clipped with the Acuclip, they remain aseptic for 24 hours. We recommend if there are any unused needles remaining in the pack at the end of the day, that the needles are safely parked on your clinic counter or tray using the Acubase and covered for protection overnight. For periods longer than 24 hours we recommend disposing of any unused needles.

Can I use the needles from an open pack on two different patients?2021-05-06T11:25:20-07:00

As the needles are safely contained in the pouch pack you can use the open pack on multiple patients. If you use tubes, we recommend that you have a unique tube for each patient.

Can I save unused needles in a pouch pack and use them again on the same patient in a future treatment?2021-05-06T11:24:11-07:00

We do not recommend saving needles in the open pouch pack for longer than 24 hours.

Does the magnetic Acuclip help maintain sterility of the needles after opening?2021-05-06T11:23:34-07:00

The “magnetic” nature of the clip does not affect or enhance sterility itself. The fact that the magnetic clip tightly holds the shafts of the needles between the top and bottom layer of the pouch conveniently reduces airflow and possible contamination of the shafts of the needle. The net effect is that the shafts of the needles remain in a clean field for a longer time than other packaging methods.

What is Gamma Ray sterilization?2021-05-06T11:37:53-07:00

Gamma Ray sterilization uses radiation to sterilize the needles, and typically the only byproduct of this sterilization process is ozone. In comparison, the conventional method for sterilizing needles is with ethylene oxide, which has been classified as a human carcinogen and long-term exposure is known to be harmful to human health and to the environment. Another benefit of Gama Ray sterilization lasts for 5 years!

Join the Acufast Movement

Simply by using Acufast Earth Friendly Needles in your clinic you are part of the Acufast Movement – a global collective of practitioners committed to helping their patients and the planet.

Want to have a greater impact? Here are two easy next steps:

1. Try our Acu-Trash Calculator and learn how much acu-trash you will save from the landfill

2. Sign up for your FREE Personal Acufast Dashboard to see your acu-trash savings and number of trees planted over time. Plus, get sharable resources for your clinic and other fun bonuses!