Acupuncture needles are very fine, quite unlike the hypodermic needles we experience in the doctor’s office. Overall you should not experience pain. Sometimes needles will feel like a little pinch going in. Sometimes you may experience a “da qi” experience, where the point feels slightly achy and then you feel energy moving from it. If you are especially sensitive or worried about the needles, let me know, as I can apply magnets, acupressure, and other tools to points in addition to needles.