Does acupuncture hurt? The needles usually do not hurt, with the exception of an occasional pinching sensation upon insertion. Acupuncture needles are thin, hair-fine solid needles, unlike the hollow hypodermic injection needles that are used for shots. Most people find the experience very pleasant and relaxing, and often fall asleep during treatment.
Is acupuncture safe? Yes. Acupuncturists receive a safety certification as part of their state licensing requirements. The needles are used only once and then placed into a biohazard container for disposal.
What kind of conditions does acupuncture treat? Due to the nature of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture the treatable conditions are wide ranging. TCM and Acupuncture take into account the underlying patterns of disharmony and disease and treats the patient as a whole rather than just symptomatically. It is a complete and comprehensive system of medicine. This is a short list of the more common ailments that can be treated.