Needle Size Conversions

Acupuncture Needles have varying measurements for widths and lengths. Check out the conversions in the charts below to help you better understand the different styles of sizing you may come across while shopping. Looking for a specific COLOR needle? Some plastic handle needles are color coded.

One of the most popular sizes we sell is 0.20mm x 30mm (36 gauge and 1 inch length). You're welcome to  contact us if you need help finding the correct size for you. 

 

 CHINESE LENGTH 

 KOREAN/JAPANESE 

          LENGTH

 ACTUAL SIZE 
 (INCHES) 
7mm * 1/4"
13mm 15mm 1/2"
25mm 30mm 1"
40mm 40mm 1 ½"
50mm 50mm 2"
60mm 60mm 2½"
75mm * 3"
100mm * 4"
125mm * 5"
150mm * 6"

 

 CHINESE GAUGE 

 KOREAN/JAPANESE 

          GAUGE

 ACTUAL SIZE 
 (MILLIMETER) 

 -

00

.12

 -

0

.14

40

1

.16

38

2

.18

36

3

.20

34

-

.22

32

5

.25

30

8

.30

28

-

.35

Plastic Handle needle color codes:

Type Ø and length Gauge Color code
J 1215 PNP 0,12 x 15 mm 02 (x 0,6″) dark green
J 1230 PNP 0,12 x 30 mm 02 (x 1,2″) dark green
J 1415 PNP 0,14 x 15 mm 01 (x 0,6″) light green
J 1430 PNP 0,14 x 30 mm 01 (x 1,2″) light green 
J 1615 PNP 0,16 x 15 mm 1 (x 0,6″) red
J 1630 PNP 0,16 x 30 mm 1 (x 1,2″) red
J 1640 PNP 0,16 x 40 mm 1 (x 1,5″) red
J 1830 PNP 0,18 x 30 mm 2 (x 1,2″) light yellow
J 1840 PNP 0,18 x 40 mm 2 (x 1,5″) light yellow
J 2015 PNP 0,20 x 15 mm 3 (x 0,6″) light blue
J 2030 PNP 0,20 x 30 mm 3 (x 1,2″) light blue
J 2040 PNP 0,20 x 40 mm 3 (x 1,5″) light blue
J 2050 PNP 0,20 x 50 mm 3 (x 2,0″) light blue
J 2530 PNP 0,25 x 30 mm 5 (x 1,2″) purple
J 2540 PNP 0,25 x 40 mm 5 (x 1,5″) purple
J 2550 PNP 0,25 x 50 mm 5 (x 2,0″) purple
J 3030 PNP 0,30 x 30 mm 8 (x 1,2″) brown
J 3050 PNP 0,30 x 50 mm 8 (x 2,0″) brown