Does acupuncture treatment hurt? NCCAOM Support August 16, 2021 15:21 Updated Follow Most patients have stated that there is little or no pain as very fine, sterile, disposable needles are used. Treatments are available without the use of needles through Asian Bodywork Therapy. Related articles How many treatments will I need? What kind of conditions should I seek acupuncture treatment? I failed the exam. How do I request verification of my exam results and overall scaled score? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.