Does Acupuncture hurt?
Common sensations felt with needle stimulation are tingling, mild pressure (locally or distally) and generally very comfortable. Acupuncture needles are fine, typically the width of a strand of hair or even smaller unlike injection needles which are thicker, hollow and have cutting edges.
Acupuncturists use single use sterile disposable needles. National registration for the Traditional Chinese Medicine profession was introduced from 1 July 2012 to ensure the safety and protection of the public by regulating practice and ensuring the highest standards of education.