Is Acupuncture Painful?

A common misconception about acupuncture is that it hurts, and it is the primary reason holding some people back from trying it. Most people being treated don’t feel anything. You’ll feel a slight prick when the needle is inserted, but many patients are even able to fall asleep during the treatment due to the comfort they experience.

Pain only tends to happen under the hands of inexperienced acupuncturists. At Empire Medicine, our team is lead by three physicians with MDs and PhDs, so you’ll be in good hands.