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Contains Hegus acupuncture needles nickel?
All our needles are made of surgical steel. Surgical steel contains nickel, but this form of steel releases almost no nickel at all, which is why most nickel allergy can tolerate surgical steel without getting in trouble. The nickel is so tightly bound to the steel at the atomic level that it produces less amount of nickel per square centimeter than silver, therefore, considered to be surgical steel nickel free. There is no steel not containing nickel.
NOTE: Strong nickel allergy may react in the small amount that still released from surgical steel!
To avoid discussions and any problems, we recommend to patients with risk for reactions using needles that are plated with 24 carat gold.
We have 4 different "golden needles" in type Standard.
Can you use electrical stimulation at all Hegus acupuncture needles?
Yes, all the needles with steel (and copper) handles/grip are suitable for Needle electro-stimulators. If you are using our needles with plastic handle (P-type), you can't place the electrodes on the handle.
What about the rules for disposal acupuncture needles?
For physiotherapists working at hospital there are systems for handling dangerous waste.
Used needles are classified as dangerous waste and must be handled in a safety way. The needles can be stored in sharp containers (bins) up to a year at the clinic. Ask you municipality how to handle with the bins after that.
How about using needles after expiry date?
No, you should not use needles after expired date. We can not guarantee the sterility of the needle after the expiry date.
What is the difference between the colors for Hegu Balance Tape?
There is no physical or chemical difference between the colours.