Does acupuncture treatment hurt? NCCAOM Support September 25, 2018 00:41 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 do I find an acupuncturist or an Oriental medicine practitioner? How do I find a qualified practitioner to perform cupping safely? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.