Does acupuncture hurt?

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In this video I’m going to be answering the question – Does acupuncture hurt?

Hi, I’m Katherine Maslen and I am the founder of Brisbane Natural Health. In this video I’m going to answer a question that we get asked all the time, which is – Does acupuncture hurt?

If you haven’t had acupuncture before, of course you’re going to conjure up images of needles in the skin and pain. But really acupuncture is relatively pain-free and actually is quite relaxing and quite a nice experience. When people come out of our acupuncture rooms often they feel quite airy and relaxed and chilled out, it is quite a relaxing process so it’s nothing really to be afraid of.

So the first thing to mention is that acupuncture needles are itty itty-bitty, they are very small, they are very fine, they are nothing like the needle you would have a blood test with, they are not thick at all.

So quite often as the acupuncturist inserts the needle you may not feel anything at all or maybe just a little pinch, kind of a little pinch of the skin. So generally acupuncture is relatively pain-free.

And the acupuncturist may use specific techniques to stimulate the point of the needle but it’s very, very low discomfort. It’s very rare that the session would be painful or cause significant discomfort. So what our acupuncturists actually do is set you up with some needles, put some nice music on, it’s quite a relaxing process. Then once they have all of the needles set up and you’re nice and comfortable, they would actually leave you to ‘cook’ for a little bit and leave you to chill out.

What we do is pop a little buzzer in your hand in case you move the wrong way or you are feeling a little uncomfortable so our acupuncturist can actually come back in and adjust the needles and make you a little bit more comfortable. So it really is a relaxing process, it’s not scary at all and our acupuncturists will always be asking for feedback from you – is it comfortable? Is there anything else we can do to make it a better experience for you?

So if you’re thinking of trying acupuncture, don’t be afraid. Give it a go, it’s quite relaxing. And if you do want to make an appointment, call our team on 07 3367 0337. If you have any questions or you want to chat to our acupuncturists more about it, email us. The email is

I am Katherine Maslen, I am the founder of Brisbane Natural Health, thanks for joining me. Please contact us if you have any other questions.

To make an appointment with our acupuncturists, call us on 07 3367 0337 or book online now by clicking on the booking button.






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