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. 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. SEIRIN continues it's tradition of being an innovator, consistenly offering the safest and most advanced acupuncture needle in the world. SEIRIN – the first and only "Painless One".