Acupuncture needles are much much smaller than your typical doctor’s needle. They are about as thin as hair (about 17 can fit inside the needles your regular doctor’s needle!) and many patients are surprised at how painless it is. Many patients describe a dull, aching feeling or nothing at all.
And yes, the needles are very safe. We are certified in clean needle technique and use only single-use, sterile acupuncture needles.