Posts made in August, 2012

Acupuncture Needles and Why They Don’t Hurt

Posted on Aug 13, 2012

Acupuncture Needles

For most new acupuncture patients the topic of acupuncture needles is their most prominent concern. They may discuss a fear of needles and then ask whether acupuncture needles hurt.  In most cases they have had no previous exposure to the practices of traditional Chinese medicine so their fears or concerns are based on past experiences with modern Western medicine.  They may have had an unpleasant experience when they had a vaccination or some blood was drawn.  That experience may be at the root of their fear of needles or the memory of the pain it caused but it is far removed from anything they will experience with acupuncture based on the difference in the needles used in an acupuncture treatment.

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