Acupuncture Needle Size Conversions Chart

19th Nov 2019

Acupuncture needles come in a variety of lengths and gauges. The gauge of a needle references needle thickness. The length is the overall distance from tip to end. How these measurements are written on needle packaging can vary based on the style of the needle or where in the world they are sold. 

You can find needles on our website in specific sizes by using our search bar and searching by actual sizes. We carry many different styles such as Spring HandlePipe Handle, and Plastic Handle Acupuncture Needles. Here are a couple charts to help you navigate the different sizes available. 

Acupuncture Needle Gauges 

CHINESE GAUGE KOREAN/JAPANESE

GAUGE

ACTUAL SIZE
(MILLIMETER)
-00.12
-0.14
401.16
382.18
363.20
34-.22
325.25
308.30
28-.35

Acupuncture Needle Lengths

CHINESE LENGTHKOREAN/JAPANESE LENGTHLENGTH IN INCHES
7mm*1/4 inch 
13mm15mm1/2 inch
25mm30mm1 inch
40mm40mm1.5 inch
50mm50mm2 inch
60mm60mm2.5 inch
75mm*3 inch
100mm*4 inch
125mm*5 inch
150mm*6 inch