NO, the needles that I use are extremely fine and most patients do not feel them being inserted. A slight dull ache or a tingling sensation at the needle site is commonly described and this usually settles down within minutes. If at any time a needle feels uncomfortable I will rearrange it or take it out. There is no need for you to be uncomfortable during your treatment. Most patients experience a sense of deep relaxation and often fall asleep during their healing journey. For the needle shy I am happy to demonstrate how painless it is for insertion and there are other alternatives that can be used.