Does Acupuncture Hurt?

If you begin googling, “does acupuncture…” you won’t make it past the first “u” before Google commits its obnoxious habit by finishing: “Does acupuncture hurt?” What I’ve come to realize is what people are really asking is not whether acupuncture actually hurts, but: Does it feel like (doctor’s) needles? The answer is no. Doctor’s needles are comparatively huge in width, as they require a hollow center to either inject or extract fluids from our body. Our needles are anywhere from 5-10% as big, as they don’t have to hold anything. Additionally doctor’s needles puncture veins, whereas our intention is to purposely avoid them in order to stimulate particular “points.” These factors combine to

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