The acupoints are stimulated to balance the movement of life-force energy called qi (pronounced chee) in the body to restore health and prevent disease
Unlike hypodermic injection needles, acupuncture needles are solid & hair-thin; they are not designed to cut the skin. They are also inserted to much more shallow levels than hypodermic needles, generally no more than a half-inch to an inch depending on the type of treatment being delivered. We only use needles that are high-quality, sterile, once-use only products.
While each person experiences acupuncture differently, most people feel only a minimal amount of sensation as the needles are inserted, but different points on the body elicit different sensations