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  • Acupuncture? That's with needles, right?

    Yes. Acupuncture is the modality of Chinese Medicine that uses sterile, disposable, single-use stainless steel needles.

    How big are the needles?

    Compared to a 16-18 gauge hypodermic needle like those used for shots or for taking blood, as many as 40 acupuncture needles will fit in one of those... so pretty tiny.

    Does it hurt?

    It really shouldn't. Most people don't feel much, with most of the sensitivity being in the skin. However, there is a possibility we might be touching nerves, vessels, tendons, ligaments, etc, and those are indeed painful, so please inform the acupuncturist if there is any residual pain or discomfort after the initial pricking sensation.