ASP ear needles have long been a standard in auricular acupuncture. These small, semi-permanent needles are shaped like a dart and are designed to stay in auricular points longer for greater stimulation. Each ASP has its own needle injector which consists of a guide to accurately position the needle, and a plunger for insertion. The injector also contains a magnet for added stimulation. These magnetic injectors may be given to the patient to further stimulate the point containing the ASP needle. The ASP package also contains hypoallergenic adhesive plasters, which can be used over the needle for added protection. Available in Stainless Steel and Gold, and in boxes of 80 and 200 needles. Gold needles do not contain latex or nickel, making them ideal choices for patients with allergies.