Is An Acupuncture Treatment Painful?

At the time the acupuncture needle is inserted, some may feel soreness or slight pain. Others may feel nothing. Normal and therapeutic sensations felt around the needle would be tingling, electrical sensations, or a sense of swelling. Stimulation of needles can be done manually, or by attaching electrodes that transmit a therapeutically slight current.

It is important to seek treatment from a qualified acupuncture practitioner to ensure proper needle placement and stimulation. In any case, if you experience discomfort during or after the treatment, it is usually mild and short term. Because the purpose of acupuncture is to balance your body, there are no long-term negative side effects. On the contrary, relaxation and a sense of well-being often occur during and after treatment. Often patients become so relaxed that they sleep during treatment.

Is an acupuncture treatment painful?