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How painful is acupuncture?

One of the most important tools a licensed acupuncturist uses when practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine is the acupuncture needle. The acupuncture needle truly defines the procedure and is often the center of many questions at Above & Beyond Acupuncture.

Many patients ask if acupuncture needles hurt when inserted into the body. This inquiry is relevant and common to almost everybody interested in getting an acupuncture treatment. We felt it was important to take some time to provide information about acupuncture needles and how they feel when used by a licensed acupuncturist.