Get rid of the fear of needles
Is Acupuncture Safe?
In our clinic, only sterile needles are used for the treatments. Those needles come in sterile containers and are used only once, and then disposed.
Is Acupuncture Painful?
Some people may be afraid of needles and assume that acupuncture is painful. Actually there is no pain at all. The needles used for acupuncture are solid and extremely thin, much thinner than those used for injections or blood drawing.
When the needles reach the acupuncture points, there is a sensation that could be described as tingling or numbing, rather than as ‘painful’. Sometimes you may feel the sensation of soreness, heaviness, distension, or pressure during the course of needle insertion. These sensations may also be transferred along the acupuncture channels to another part of the body. None of those typical feelings could be described as painful.