Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

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Have you had acupuncture before? If not, keep reading! If you have, you keep reading anyway.

People often state they are scared of the needles as they think the needles will hurt. That is because they may have had previous experience with needles in the doctor’s surgery. However, a doctor’s hypodermic needle (used for injections), and an acupuncture needle are very different. 20-30 acupuncture needles can fit into one hypodermic needle (Gill & Prausnitz 2007). Therefore, the needles that an acupuncturist uses are significantly smaller.

Does that make seem it less scary?

The needles usually don’t hurt upon insertion. However, everyone is different.

A person may feel nothing, or little or a strong sensation called “Deqi” which can be explained here.

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