Acupuncture Needles

Acupuncture needles aren’t the syringe type needles you are thinking of. They are very fine and solid, much tinier than anything you see in a doctor’s office. In fact, many acupuncture needles are smaller than the pins you might find in sewing shop.

Acupuncture needles have rounded tips and are designed to go between the tiny skin and muscle fibers rather than tear through them like a standard syringe. Some people do feel a tiny prick with the needle, many patients feel nothing at all.

One inserted the needles can be turned in certain ways which can cause an achiness or heaviness where the needle is placed. Sometimes patients will report sensations elsewhere. However, it is rarely painful.

One patient described acupuncture, “It’s like having an internal massage.