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Acupuncture Needles Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Disposable Needles, Non-disposable Needles), By Material (Stainless Steel, Silver, Others), By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-117-3
  • Number of Pages: 90
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2023
  • Industry: Healthcare

Acupuncture Needles Market Size & Trends

The global acupuncture needles market size was valued at USD 297.89 million in 2023 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.81% from 2024 to 2030. Increase in adoption of acupuncture for pain management is a major factor contributing to the market growth. According to the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control) National Diabetes Statistics Report, the number of people with diabetes increased to an estimated 37.3 million people in 2022, representing 11.3% of the U.S. population. Acupuncture is highly efficient in treating and reducing pain caused by chronic musculoskeletal, headache, and osteoarthritis. The risk of any serious side effects is relatively low compared to other treatments. Rise in gynecological disorders, and surge in health complications in the geriatric population are factors expected to drive market growth in the forecast period.

U.S. Acupuncture Needles Market size and growth rate, 2024 - 2030

Rise in gynecological disorders fuels the demand for the market. According to an article published inBMC Women's Health journal in July 2022, the prevalence of gynecological sicknesses among women in China is increasing, and menstrual characteristics and pubertal timing are associated with some gynecological diseases, especially dysmenorrhea, PCOS, ovarian dysfunction, and endometriosis. According to the study with a sample size of977 women aged 18-52 years, the primarily occurred was gynecological disease dysmenorrhea (45.9%), followed by polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS (19.0%), uterine fibroids (14.2%), spontaneous miscarriage (13.2%), difficulty conceiving (12.5%), resulting in ovarian dysfunction (11.1%) and endometriosis (4.0%).

The surge in health complications in the geriatric population is expected to propel the market growth over the forecast period. According to the National Council on Aging article in August 2023, 94.9% of adults aged 60 and older have at least one disease, and 78.7% have two or more. Obesity, which affects about 42% of adults over age 60, can also increase the risk of diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.The chances of side effects from acupuncture are very low hence older people prefer to choose this treatment. Additionally, it also helps relieve body pain, providing both physical and mental relief.

Increasing prevalence of hypertension is a chief factor behind the increased demand for acupuncture. According to the WHO article published in September 2023, The report showed that about four out of five people with high blood pressure do not receive appropriate treatment. But if countries expand insurance coverage, 76 million deaths are expected to avoid between 2023 and 2050. 1 in 3 adults worldwide has high blood pressure issues. An estimated 1.28 billion adults aged 30 to 79 worldwide have high blood pressure, most of whom (two-thirds) live in low- and middle-income countries.Acupuncture lowers blood pressure through its effects on the neuroendocrine system, vascular endothelium, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, and oxidative stress. This drives the adoption of acupuncture products during the forecast period.

Market Concentration & Characteristics

The global acupuncture needles market has experienced a moderate degree of innovation, with improvements in materials and design for enhanced patient comfort and safety. However, radical advancements are limited, and the traditional principles of acupuncture remain largely unchanged.

Acupuncture Needles Market Concentration & Characteristics

Several market players, such as 3B SCIENTIFIC GMBH, AcuMedic Ltd., and asia-med GmbH, are involved in merger and acquisition activities. Through M&A activity, these companies expand their geographic reach and enter new territories.

Acupuncture needles have undergone notable product expansion driven by materials, coatings, and design advancements. Traditional stainless-steel needles have been complemented by variations in materials such as gold and silver, catering to individual preferences and potential sensitivities. Coating technologies, like silicone or polymer coatings, aim to enhance patient comfort and minimize tissue resistance during insertion. Furthermore, needle designs now encompass a variety of lengths and gauges, offering practitioners greater flexibility in addressing specific treatment needs and patient conditions.

Product Insights

Disposable needles segment led the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 58.22% in 2023, the growth of this sector is primarily due to the many advantages associated with this product, including low risk of disease transmission from one patient to another, and low cost. According to the New Zealand Acupuncture Standard Authority Inc. (NZASA) article, disposable needles in acupuncture involve single-use needles designed for individual treatments. These needles are made from materials like stainless steel and are disposed of after each use to ensure hygiene and prevent cross-contamination. The emphasis on safety and cleanliness makes disposable needles preferred by healthcare professionals in modern acupuncture practices, aligning with healthcare standards and minimizing patient infection risks.

The non-disposable needles segment is anticipated to witness a significant market growth over the forecast period. Non-disposable needles in acupuncture refer to needles that are designed for multiple uses. These needles are typically made from durable materials such as stainless steel and are intended to be sterilized between treatments. The advantage of non-disposable needles lies in their reusability, offering practitioners a more sustainable and cost-effective option. However, thorough sterilization processes are crucial to maintaining hygiene standards and preventing potential risks associated with cross-contamination between patients. This segment provides flexibility for practitioners who prefer the longevity and environmental considerations associated with non-disposable needles. These aspects are fueling the demand for the market.

Material Insights

Stainless Steel segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2023, stainless steel acupuncture needles are widely used due to their easy availability and low cost. According to the NCBI article published in July 2023, Stainless steel acupuncture needles represent reliability and durability. Crafted from high-quality stainless steel, these needles ensure longevity and resistance to corrosion. Their ability to maintain sharpness over multiple uses makes them a preferred choice for practitioners seeking consistent and reliable performance in a variety of acupuncture treatments.

Global Acupuncture Needles Market share and size, 2023

The silver segment is estimated to register a significant CAGR over the forecast period. Silver acupuncture needles bring a unique set of attributes to the acupuncture needles industry. According to the NCBI article published in January 2021, Silver needle therapy mainly reduces pain through three mechanisms: removing sterile inflammation, improving blood circulation, and reducing muscle spasms. Known for their high conductivity, silver needles may be selected for specific therapeutic purposes. The distinctive choice of silver as a material caters to functional aspects and offers practitioners and patients an alternative and recognizable option within the diverse landscape of acupuncture materials.

End-use Insights

Clinics segment dominated the market in 2023. The increasing number of clinics and surgical procedures are the major factors contributing to the growth of the segment during the forecast period. Specialized acupuncture clinics serve as dedicated spaces for practitioners to focus on delivering acupuncture treatments. These clinics provide a tailored environment for patients seeking specific acupuncture therapies. With a focus on patient-centric care, acupuncture clinics aim to create a supportive atmosphere where practitioners can apply their expertise to address a variety of health concerns.

The hospital segment is estimated to register a significant CAGR over the forecast period,rising cases of diabetic foot ulcers and venous foot ulcers are the major factors driving the growth of this segment.Hospitals integrating acupuncture into their services emphasize a holistic approach to patient care. Acupuncture needles are crucial in these settings, complementing traditional medical treatments. The application of acupuncture in hospitals extends beyond pain management, contributing to a comprehensive healthcare strategy that addresses both physical and mental well-being. These aspects are boosting the market.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific dominated the market and accounted for 44.61% share in 2023, driven by a rising patient awareness, high disease burden, technological advancements, proactive government measures and improvements in healthcare infrastructure. The presence of key players in this region is a key propeller of market growth. According to Elsevier Ltd. article published in February 2023, The prevalence of diabetes among Chinese adults aged 20-79 years is projected to increase from 8.2% to 9.7% from 2020 to 2030. Over the same period, the total cost of diabetes increased from USD 250.2 billion to USD 460.4 billion, an annual increase of 6.32%.

Acupuncture Needles Market Trends by Region, 2024 - 2030

North America is anticipated to witness a significant growth in the acupuncture needles industry. Some of the primary factors driving this growth are the increase in the geriatric population, a high number of patients with hypertension cases, and developed healthcare infrastructure, and growing awareness. According to the CDC article published July 2023, hypertension was the leading or contributing cause of 691,095 deaths in the U.S. in the year 2021. Almost half of adults (48.1%, 119.9 million people) have hypertension, the systolic blood pressure was >130 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure higher was <80 mmHg and are taking medication for high blood pressure. These aspects are boosting the market.

Key Acupuncture Needles Company Insights

3B Scientific GMBH, AcuMedic LTD, Asia-med GmbH, offer a range of premium and specialized acupuncture needles to cater to diverse customer needs. Collaborations with healthcare professionals and institutions further strengthen their market presence and emphasize a commitment to quality and efficacy.

Suzhou Hualun Medical Appliance Co., Ltd., Suzhou Zhongjing Life & Science Technology Co., Ltd., Shinylink (Shanghai) Industrial Inc., are some of the emerging players in the market. They adopt a strategy of market penetration and differentiation by focusing on unique product features and competitive pricing. Suzhou Hualun and Suzhou Zhongjing leverage their manufacturing expertise to produce cost-effective acupuncture needles without compromising quality.

Key Acupuncture Needles Companies:

The following are the leading companies in the acupuncture needles market. These companies collectively hold the largest market share and dictate industry trends. Financials, strategy maps & products of these acupuncture needles companies are analyzed to map the supply network.

  • AcuMedic Ltd.
  • asia-med GmbH
  • Dana Medical Co.
  • Boen Healthcare Co., Ltd.
  • Suzhou Hualun Medical Appliance Co., Ltd.
  • Suzhou Zhongjing Life & Science Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Shinylink (Shanghai) Industrial Inc.

Recent Developments

  • In December 2023,AcuPips, launched a DIY ear seed kit to launch in the UK. Ear seed is a form of ear therapy, which is a variety of traditional acupuncture that aims exclusively on the ear.

  • In December 2023, an acupuncture intangible cultural heritage committee established in Shanghai to protect and promote acupuncture practice.

  • In May 2023, Gansu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (GUCM) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with two research institutes in Pakistan to start a certification course in acupuncture. The aim of this initiative is to promote the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Pakistan.

  • In April 2021, Acupuncture Center and Museum was established by South Africa's University of Johannesburg (UJ) they collaborated with Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

  • In March 2020, In the U.S., Ora Acupuncture opened a new state-of-the-art acupuncture clinic. This facility launch has led to a global expansion of the business.

  • In July 2019, Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Dr. D.N. Health and Education Center. Kotnis located in the northern Indian state of Punjab has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the aim of strengthening collaboration in acupuncture education and research, besides other academic and cultural fields.

  • In June 2018, Finland's Lojer acquired Nordic the largest supplier of acupuncture needles. Lojers will strengthen its position as the leading distributor of physiotherapy equipment and products in the Nordic countries through this agreement.

Acupuncture Needles Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2024

USD 321.79 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 534.11 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 8.81% from 2024 to 2030

Actual data

2018 - 2023

Forecast period

2024 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, material, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Denmark; Sweden; Norway; Japan; China; India; Australia; Thailand; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Kuwait.

Key companies profiled

3B SCIENTIFIC GMBH; AcuMedic Ltd.; asia-med GmbH; SEIRIN; Dana Medical Co.; Boen Healthcare Co., Ltd.; Suzhou Hualun Medical Appliance Co., Ltd.; WUXI JIAJIAN MEDICAL DEVICES CO., LTD.; Suzhou Zhongjing Life & Science Technology Co., Ltd.; Shinylink (Shanghai) Industrial Inc.

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Global Acupuncture Needles Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global acupuncture needles market report on the basis of product, material, end-use, and region:

Global Acupuncture Needles Market Report Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Disposable Needles

    • Non-disposable Needles

  • Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Stainless Steel

    • Silver

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • Clinics

    • Hospital

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Denmark

      • Sweden

      • Norway

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • Australia

      • Thailand

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Kuwait

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