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Attilio D'Alberto Fertility Acupuncture Research Acupuncture Wokingham Acupuncture London
"I had a long-term needle phobia and was very apprehensive about having acupuncture. Attilio put me at ease straight away and made me feel relaxed"
"I discovered that I loved acupuncture"

Is Acupuncture Painful?

I often get asked ‘It acupuncture painful?’ In truth, the answer is often no.

When people think of acupuncture they think of having a blood test, which uses thick needles that go into veins and is painful. Acupuncture needles are very fine, so fine that you can get 20 of them into 1 syringe and the acupuncture aren't put into veins, but instead into muscle tissue.

Some people will feel it go in, but it's not painful, you just notice it, like a little prick. I use the fineness needles available to make the insertion as smooth as possible. As pain is bad for business! After all the acupuncture needles are in most people don't feel them at all and are able to go into a deep state of relaxation.

If a person feels weak or is tired or are on their menstrual cycle, they may notice the insertion of the acupuncture needles more. This is because you need a good amount of energy to uphold your barriers, but when weak, people are more fragile and vulnerable and their pain levels reduce.