There are many different needeling tenchniques in Chinese medizine. Depending on your state I may only use one needle or in other cases 4 or more. In general I use very thin 0.25mm needles. This makes the needle very flexible, and in my experience allows the needle to find its way to its optimal location.
The acupuncture session will last between 25-40 minutes. An infrared therapeutic heating lamp may be used to stimulate blood flow.