Do the needles hurt?

The needles are extremely small. 18 acupuncture needles can fit into the tip of a hypodermic needle, typically the kind used to draw blood from a patient. Our practitioner uses a gentle Japanese style insertion technique, which causes very little pain, if at all. It depends on how sensitive the patient is. Some people report that they can not even feel the needles being inserted; others say that there is a small pinch.