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Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, hair-like needles into specific points on the body. People report different sensations from acupuncture. Sometimes the needles feel painless and other times you might feel a slight prick or a tingling/electric feeling. If you feel intense pain, tell your practitioner to remove the needle as it may have not been placed properly. Many people feel a sense of calm and relaxation from treatments.

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