Does acupuncture hurt?
It is not completely true to say that you don’t feel a thing when acupuncture needles are inserted. However, the needles are so thin that the sensation is not at all comparable with that of a medical injection. Acupuncture needle insertion is almost or completely painless; however, once the needle touches the acupuncture point, you can experience a dull achy sensation, or tingling. Overall, in my experience of clients nervous about needles, they are usually pleasantly surprised at how painless it is.