This article goes through the necessities for a travel acupuncture kit. Travel kits are great to have on hand in the case of home visits, on-site sessions for corporate lunches, yoga classes, or even events. Make sure your malpractice insurance covers you outside of your office!
Having an easily accessible and travel-ready acupuncture kit can make on-site visits much less work and more fun. There are many options to offer acupuncture outside of an office/clinic environment (if your malpractice covers you), and having your kit ready and stocked will allow you to take your craft on the go.
- Travel Case- Having a case that fits all your supplies is a necessity, and there is no particular style that works best. The best way to figure out the best case is to lay out all the supplies you would like to have within the case.
- Acupuncture Needles– Make sure you have enough acupuncture needles in a variety of sizes for the event or treatment you will be performing.
- Sharps Container– Having a locking sharps container is essential for safety, and a must-have to dispose of needles after use. Make sure this container is large enough to fit your longest needle.
- Medical Gloves– Gloves are always a good thing to have on hand.
- Alcohol Prep swabs–
- Arnica Cream- My go-to for bruising
- Hand Sanitizer- You cannot always count on having a sink accessible when you are out on the field, so make sure you have ample hand sanitizer available.
- Cotton Swabs- To close points, or clean up any spots of blood
- Clean Needle Area- I like to use a small easy-to-clean stainless steel tray
- Plastic/ Silicon Cups- A better option than having to carry around heavy glass cups and run the risk of breaking them
- Topical Herbal analgesics- most often pain is treated so having some topical herbs can help.
- Massage lotion or oil- Great to have on hand
Please reach out if you need help sourcing any of these items!