Is Acupuncture painful

September 26th, 2015 /

The biggest reason people avoid having acupuncture treatment is fear of pain from the acupuncture needles or just fear of needles.

Acupuncture needles are not the same as hypodermic needles that are used by Doctors for injections, acupuncture needles are very fine. At Acu-Care we use the Nono-Tech brand, which are known as a painless needle and we import these needles from the USA

However, to the astonishment of those who have acupuncture, they find it relaxing and not painful at all. Consequently, having no pain doesn’t mean there is no sensation. Listed below are some of the most common sensations experienced during treatment:

  • A slight dull ache around the points being needled which is described as very mild and not painful and lasts only a minute or so.

  • A tingling sensation around the area being needled and is generally described as being pleasant.

  • An electrical type sensation that runs up or down the body part being treated and lasts only a few seconds, it is often described as a light jolt.

  • A warm sensation that surrounds the area being treated, this is generally described as being very relaxing.

All of the sensations listed are mild and transient and do not cause pain.

When you experience these sensations you are literally feeling acupuncture working. 



Regardless of your medically diagnosed condition acupuncture and natural medicine has something to offer.

If you would like to find out if acupuncture can help your health and wellbeing then call, 94781415 or email us via our contact page to discuss your requirements or to find out more about acupuncture please go to our FAQs page. Alternatively give acupuncture a try and make an appointment now.


 Best of health.

Paul Neilson L.Ac ND. DHM.




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