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Could I use SoloStar Insulin pen needls for acupuncture & as piercings For instance hang ?

I have been using the SoloStar Insulin pen and I have all theas needls.?
Could I use them for acupuncture on my self?And after using the hypodermic could I use them as piercings?For instance hang them from my ears or/and nipples?
Wed, 23 Mar 2011
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Claudio don't even do it. Medical and surgical consumables are not meant for anything else apart from their intended use. YOu may hurt yourself and even worse infect yourself.

General & Family Physician Dr. JItendra Sharma's  Response
Not advisable. Go for something more fashionable for piercings (Why do you want to use these).

There are specific needles available for acupuncture. Use them.
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