Does acupuncture hurt?


Does Acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture needles versus hypodermic needles

The needles most people are used to receiving are the hypodermic variety we get if we need and injection from the doctor. As these needles need to deliver a liquid into the blood stream they are hollow and need to have a larger diameter and they are also sharpened to cut the skin

The needles used in acupuncture are very fine and are designed to separate the fibre of the skin and therefore create less tissue damage and therefore pain. In most cases clients feel no pain or sensation at all. We use needles that are 0.20mm in diameter.

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