Does acupuncture hurt? If so, how much does it hurt?
Everybody who has received an acupuncture treatment has an opinion on how much acupuncture hurts. Hopefully, I can set the record straight for you.
Given that acupuncture uses needles there is some degree of sensation associated with a treatment. Though, for most people this sensation is similar to a light pin prick. It must be understood the needles used in acupuncture are very thin and are far thinner than the dermal needles used by your doctor or dentist. So, forget about the pain you may have experienced during your last blood test, acupuncture is far more user friendly.
Various parts of the body have varying degrees of sensitivity to the acupuncture needles. Acupuncture needles can be inserted into the torso with minimal sensation. For instance, Dr Kirk Wilson has had patients who have been unaware he has inserted acupuncture needles into their back. In fact, for most patients, acupuncture only really starts to become sensitive once the needles are administered below the elbow or knees. The most sensitive areas to be needled are the hands and the feet.
When you receive acupuncture at Meridian Healing Centre, Kirk will do all that is possible to administer the acupuncture with as little pain as possible. In the past, Kirk has had many patients comment on how his needling technique hurts much less than other clinics where they have received acupuncture.
Before your first acupuncture treatment, Kirk will ask you if you have an issue with needles or if it is your first time to receive an acupuncture treatment. He will do his best to adjust the acupuncture treatment protocol to suit your needs. Kirk intends to treat his acupuncture patients when they are fear or worry free.