What about needles? Do they hurt?
Acupuncture needles are solid, slender, slightly thicker than the thickness of a human hair, and bear no resemblance to hypodermic syringes. I use the finest quality, stainless steel, pre-sterilized, disposable needles.
Most insertions are made just beneath the skins surface, and sensations vary from person to person. Sometimes a person feels nothing at all or perhaps a dull, momentary ache or tingling sensation. Only a few needles are used, often only two or three.