Question: Can Acupuncture needles be reused multiple times?


2 Answers


Dr. Josh Eha, DAOM, L.Ac.

By US law, acupuncture needles  are opened in a sterilized environment, applied one time, and discarded in a medical disposal "sharps" container.


Jennifer E Winer, L.Ac. , Dipl. Ac., MSOM, Fertility Expert, Viola Practitioner


In 1996, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) removed the experimental status tag on acupuncture needles. The FDA reclassified acupuncture needles, regulating them as medical devices such as surgical scalpels and hypodermic syringes. Acupuncture needles must now be manufactured according to single-use standards of sterility.