Is acupuncture painful?

One of the most common questions we’re asked at Common Ground Wellness is “Is Acupuncture Painful?”  If you have never seen or experienced acupuncture treatment this question is very normal.  Acupuncture is virtually pain-free.  In fact, one of the main reasons people seek acupuncture treatment is to relieve pain.

Do acupuncture needles hurt?

When people ask is acupuncture painful, they are usually thinking about the needles.  Acupuncture needles are hair-thin.  Our skilled practitioners are trained to insert the needles with a refined technique that is barely felt when inserted.  Needles are placed using your breathing as a guide.  If you do feel discomfort or pain after a needle is inserted, it will quickly be removed.  Pain isn’t something that should be felt during treatment.