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Is Acupuncture Painful?

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in helping people overcome many different health conditions, from migraines to lower back pain and depression. Despite acupuncture’s reputation for effectiveness and its ability to help people find alternatives to medication, some people are hesitant to undergo treatment because they worry the needles will hurt. But is acupuncture really painful? Here is what you need to know.

Although acupuncture does involve the insertion of needles at multiple sites, the needles are extremely thin. They are approximately as thick as a strand of hair, and they have a round tip, so they don’t actually puncture the skin but rather splay it. The needles are very different from the needles that are used in doctor’s offices. Most people who undergo acupuncture find it very tolerable, and many say they don’t feel the needles at all.

Do you have more questions about acupuncture in New York, NY? Contact Manhattan Total Health today to learn more about acupuncture and all of our therapies, including physical therapy and chiropractic care. Dial (888) 614-9257 for more information.

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