The most common question I receive from potential patients is "Does it hurt?" Understandably so, we're talking about needles. If you have a fear of needles its easy to think about acupuncture and automatically associate it with pain. However, acupuncture needles are extremely thin and are practically painless. In Fact, patients usually don't notice when the needle is inserted. The experience is exactly opposite of what you would expect. Patients tend to drift off to sleep and usually wake up refreshed and relaxed. Overall the experience turns out to be so good many patients tell me they were looking forward to their appointment all day and even all week.