Hey, all. I'm a newly-certified auricular acupuncturist. I was trained using needles that were 15mm in length. After training I bought some 30mm needles to see if I found them preferable, but I have a lot of difficulty with getting them in firmly. Of course this is no problem because I can just use 15mm, but now I have a couple boxes of 30mm needles and I am not sure if I'll ever get use out of them. Are there any recommendations as to how to possibly modify my technique to work with longer needles? Has anyone else had a hard time with this?
Thanks for your time.