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Is Acupuncture Really Painful?

Does acupuncture hurt? Is acupuncture really painful? Find acupuncturist near me.
At our Chapel Hill Acupuncture clinic we strive to make the your experience pain-free and relaxing.

Are you scared of needles?

Does the sound of acupuncture freak you out?

Does acupuncture hurt?

Is acupuncture really painful?

You will be happy to hear the answer is no. Acupuncture needles are actually tiny wires that make for quick and painless insertion. Once the acupuncture is inserted, you may feel some sensation due to stimulating the nerve or nothing at all. In this blog, I hope to smooth your fears about getting acupuncture with a video demo. You maybe missing out on the modality that could get the results that have been searching for.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Here is video I made demonstrating everything you need to know about acupuncture and what to expect. I always tell people who maybe hesitant at first of trying it that young people love coming to get acupuncture. So if kids can do it, then you can do it. I promise it doesn't compare going to the doctor's office and getting a shot. Watch this video and all your fears about acupuncture being painful or hurt will dissolve.

See! Acupuncture isn't scary and you have nothing to be afraid of.

What To Expect Getting Acupuncture For The First Time?

For new patients that come to see me, I make sure we go nice and slow to start with and maybe add some deep breathing. Then they realize that it doesn't hurt and it's not a big deal. Yes, it's kind of weird at first, but you get over it quickly. Once those feel good hormones kick in, you are so relaxed that you don't have a care in the world.

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

At the acupuncture point, you may feel some warmth, heaviness, slight ache, or tingling. These sensations are completely normal and a good response since your nervous system, circulatory system, and endocrine system are being activated. Again, it isn't painful.

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I hope this blog dissolved all your fears about acupuncture hurting and being painful. Acupuncture needles are tiny wires that don't compare to a hypodermic needle. Acupuncture is very effective at treating many conditions, so please come give it a try.

Still not sure? Why not come in for a Free Consultation? Please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions.

In good health,



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