Acupuncture doesn’t necessarily hurt, but can feel uncomfortable. The first second the needle is inserted, you will feel a pricking sensation, you are of course breaking the skin. But it is good to keep in mind that the needles are very thin, about 1/20th the size of a hypodermic needle. Once you are resting on the table with the needles in, you may feel many different sensations such as movement, tingling, heat, pressure. This is called Qi sensation, its a good thing, things are moving. If ever the needle feels sharp or painful, let the practitioner know and she can remove it.