No! Most people find getting acupuncture a relaxing experience that’s not painful at all. Acupuncture needles are flexible and as thin as a human hair – many times people don’t even feel them being inserted, or at most feel a quick pinch. Once needles are placed, you relax on a comfortable treatment table for anywhere from 20-40 minutes. I find that lots of people look forward to their “acupuncture naps”!