Does acupuncture hurt?

One question often asked by those I treat at my London acupuncture clinics is does acupuncture hurt? Many people, including myself, are wary of needles.

Since starting practice in 1997 I have worked hard to make my needling as gentle as possible. The needles are incredibly fine and the Japanese insertion techniques mean that there is little or no sensation. It really doesn’t need to be painful.

Acupuncture needles are incredibly thin, as you can see illustrated below against a standard matchstick

Match and acupuncture needle

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