Does Acupuncture Hurt?
NO! Acupuncture needles are extremely fine, flexible, and are about the diameter of a human hair. They are nothing like the hypodermic needles we remember as children and no medicine is forced into the muscle. Acupuncture needles are sterile, vacuum packaged, single-use and are disposed of after use. In almost all cases, insertion by a qualified practitioner is performed with a minimum of discomfort. Most patients find treatments very relaxing and many fall asleep during treatments. Treatments can also be tailored to patients using acupuncture styles with very shallow needle insertion. For the needle phobic patient, many conditions can be well treated with Chinese Herbs only.