Does it hurt?

Reactions vary from patient to patient, but the most you are likely to feel when the needle is inserted is a momentary tingling sensation. It is important to remember that acupuncture needles are thinner than a human hair and quite different from the type of hypodermic used by doctors or nurses for injections or for taking blood samples.

If you would like to try acupuncture but are worried by the idea of needles, it might be best to come for an initial chat first.