Does acupuncture hurt?

This is the most common question that people ask about acupuncture because many people have a fear of needles. Acupuncture needles are nothing like the hypodermic needles used to draw blood. In fact, they are hair thin and more like pins rather than needles. While some points may be more sensitive than others, most people barely even feel them upon insertion and are usually pleasantly surprised at how pain free and relaxing the treatment really is.