Is It Painful?
One would assume inserting a needle into the skin would be painful since most of us can relate to being stuck with a pin or having hypodermic injections. However, four Acupuncture needles can easily be inserted into the hollow tube of a hypodermic needle. Because of the extreme slenderness of the needle, most people compare the sensation as "less than a mosquito bite". A phenomena referred to as "TEH CHI" occures when the energy is contacted. This sensation is felt as mild to moderate heaviness or tingling.
Needles are our method of choice, but som physicians certified in Acupuncture and licensed Acupuncturist are employing electronic and laser stimulation to Acupoints with equal effectiveness as the needles. Both of the procedures are painless and are quickly becoming standard worldwide.
The tapping needle "teisheim" is not really a needle as it does not pierce the skin. It produces a mild to moderate sensation. Compare it to tapping a ball point pen on the skin. this form of stimulation has been used successfully for centuries. Thumb pressure is equally impressive and not considered painful.