Does Acupuncture Hurt?

So many of you who would like to experience acupuncture are put off because of fear of the needle. So the question remains:does acupuncture hurt?

Honestly the answer is - sometimes. It depends on what is being worked on. The first thing you have to know and understand is that acupuncture does not use sewing needles or injection needles. Those needles are HUGE compared to acupuncture needles. Acupuncture needles are as thin a hair and are very sharp. Because of this they usually do not cause any pain upon insertion.

Let me ask you, have you ever cut yourself with a very sharp knife and did not feel it? It was only when you saw blood that you realized that someone is bleeding. then you discover that that someone is you! Acupuncture needles are the same.

Try to see it as the needle is parting the skin & muscle cells and not cutting or tearing them - much less painful.

Sometimes inserting a needle does cause pain and usually I will warn a patient before inserting into a painful location. Sometimes I don't know it will hurt and won't warn you.

I figure a little pain now is better than a lot of pain all the time. After all, it is your pain and discomfort keep it if you want, your entitled.

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