SEIRIN was founded in 1978 in Kyoto, Japan, with a mission to provide
acupuncturists with high quality supplies for their practice. One of the
first innovations to come from this new company was the world’s
first disposable acupuncture needle. Prior to this, all acupuncture was
performed with non-disposable needles, which raised concerns about sterility
among patients and practitioners. Recognizing the need for safety in this
regard, SEIRIN was the first company to provide hygienic, disposable acupuncture
needles, which is today’s standard for acupuncture treatments. When
the AIDS crisis hit Japan, SEIRIN was commissioned by the Japanese government
to create a stable and inexpensive supply of disposable acupuncture needles.
Through effective and efficient cooperation, a system of increased production
was developed to ensure that the people of Japan would have the sterile
supplies they need.
The American arm of SEIRIN was created in 1990 in Weymouth, MA to promote
and distribute the brand throughout the United States. Founded by Thomas
Riihimaki, a pioneer in the acupuncture supplies field, SEIRIN-America
has helped SEIRIN become the first choice of acupuncturists in the United
States. With the landmark 1996 decision by the FDA to reclassify acupuncture
needles as safe and effective medical devices, acupuncture took another
step towards the mainstream with SEIRIN at the forefront. More and more
people were receiving acupuncture, and painless treatments with SEIRIN
kept them coming back for more. People who were hesitant to try acupuncture
had their concerns allayed by the high quality needles. A SEIRIN acupuncture
treatment is unlike any other, which patients and practitioners alike
will attest to.
Now, over 25 years after its inception, SEIRIN continues it's tradition
of being an innovator, consistenly offering the safest and most advanced
acupuncture needle in the world. Try one yourself, and you’ll experience
the difference. SEIRIN – the first and only "Painless One".
Meet the SEIRIN-America
Visit us an an upcoming
event, we’d love to see you! Stop by our booth for free samples
and to learn more about the SEIRIN family of products.