does acupuncture hurt

One of the most common questions of someone new to acupuncture therapy is 'does acupuncture hurt'?

The sensation of receiving an acupuncture treatment can rarely be described as painful. Now that is not to say that it is devoid of sensation but generally the feeling is more of a tingling.

Acupuncture needles are extremely fine, and have a doweled end that does not cut the skin as regular injection needles do. Following treatment it is common for the patient to feel a tremendous sense of relaxation, and/or exhilaration rather than discomfort.