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Is Acupuncture painful?

Is Acupuncture painful?

One of the most common questions I get from people is,”Do the needles hurt?”  When most people think of needles, they think of big, hypodermic needles, like the ones they use to draw blood.  Or, they remember getting those shots as a kid, which wasn’t much fun.  Acupuncture needles are completely different.

They are about the size of a human hair, and nothing is on the needle or inserted through the needle.  But, back to the question…. NO, generally the needles do not hurt.  My son has been getting acupuncture since he was six, and loves it.  One patient was apprehensive about the needles and after his treatment, I asked him how the needles were.   He told me that he was talking with Torrey and waiting for the needles to go in.

He finally asked Torrey when he was going to start needling him and Torrey told him that most of his needles were already in.  “I couldn’t believe it!” he said.