On the contrary, an acupuncture treatment is generally very relaxing. Acupuncture needles are hair-like thin and fine, unlike the more familiar hypodermic needles. While there can be a particular sensation after the needles are inserted, few would call it pain. Due to the acupuncture needles being so fine and the swiftness of the insertion, the pain reflexes on the nerve endings are not even stimulated. There are some areas of the body that will always be more sensitive including the fingers, toes and palms, but it’s generally nothing more than a quick little prick. By the time all the needles are inserted, you generally do not feel any of them and are consumed with a sense of calm relaxation.