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Does acupuncture hurt?

When done by a registered and experienced practitioner acupuncture should not hurt.  However, some points are more sensitive than others.  Some points may have a little sting upon insertion then the sensation will quickly dissipate.  After the needles have been inserted, common sensations of acupuncture are heaviness, numbness and a sense of relaxation.  Treatment as a whole should be relaxing involving some quiet peaceful time in a comfortable environment.