What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid and hair-thin. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no pain as the needles are inserted. Patients who have received inoculations or other medical injections are sometimes fearful that acupuncture treatments will be just as painful. The truth is just the opposite. Acupuncture needles are fine and flexible, no bigger than a human hair. When inserted into the point, the needle produces little to no sensation at all.