Q: What are the needles like?
A: Needles are most commonly made of stainless steel because they are impossible to break, very flexible and will not rust. Acupuncture needles are very different from hypodermic needles because it is not used for injections. They are thin and sharp so that they can be inserted painlessly. Needles come in different lengths for different parts of the body. Acupuncturists should only use sterilized disposable needles

Q: Does it hurt?
A: This is the most common question that Im asked by new patients. There is no pain if the needle has reached the correct depth. But you should feel a slight sensation as the needle comes in contact with the Qi. This feeling is called Deqi.