This reminds me of the mnemonic I once learned about fear:
F.E.A.R. ~ false expectations appearing real
Here is a great illustration that gets to the point. (Pun intended :)
An acupuncture needle is very small, much smaller than a hypodermic/injection needle and is pain free. In fact, approximately 20 acupuncture needles can fit inside the shaft of a hypodermic needle, they are that small.
Not only does acupuncture not cause pain, the benefits of acupuncture has a large span of what it can treat. Acupuncture can help the prevention of disease, potentially reverse disease, postpone or prevent surgery, relieve pain and discomfort in the body, balance hormones, reduce stress and ease anxiety.
Acupuncture is a successful adjunct therapy to Western conventional treatments, physical therapy, chiropractic, naturopathy, soma structural integration, rolfing, massage and personal trainers/coaches.
The bonus of acupuncture treatments?
Most people fall asleep during their treatments!
Best nap ever... or so I am told ; )
Bottom line, it does not hurt to receive acupuncture.
~ Dr. Catherine Dayhoff, DAOM, LAc