Does acupuncture hurt?

No. Acupuncture needles are very different from hypodermic needles that most people have had experience with.  First, acupuncture needles used in this office are as slender as a dog/cat whisker, solid, but flexible, where hypodermic needles are hollow and rigid.  In addition to the make-up of the needles, needles are seldom inserted below the surface of the skin.

Sensations vary from person to person.  Some patients feel a dull tingling, while others feel nothing at all.