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Patients often say, "Doctor, I'm a pincushion!" Here is a sample of needles for patients to touch and become familiar with. They are very thin and flexible and have different lengths (smaller for the face than for the thigh area, for example), about 8-10 times thinner than needles doctors use for drawing blood or giving injections. Only a little "ouch!", and often no "ouch" at all is felt during acupuncture treatments.

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