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Is Acupuncture Painful?

The most common question I get asked as an acupuncturist is, "does acupuncture hurt?" I'm here to assure you that acupuncture is a very different experience than an injection or blood draw with a hypodermic needle! Acupuncture needles are about the same size as your cat's whisker and very flexible. That's 10x smaller than an average hypodermic needle. You might feel a slight, pinching sensation when the acupuncture needles are first inserted, or you may not feel them at all! Really! 

If you simply can't get past the needle aspect of acupuncture, fear not! There are some effective and very comfortable alternatives we can offer you to still gain the great health benefits of an acupuncture treatment. For example, we can apply microcurrent electrical stimulation, use direct acupressure, tui na, cupping, and gua sha to stimulate acupuncture points. We can also use lasers, seeds, and magnets to offer you a safe, natural, and effective treatment option. 

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine has helped millions of people achieve health and wellness over the last 3000 years. We encourage you to give it a try and decide for yourself! We will be with you every step of the way! 

Acupuncture Middleton