Most people report either not feeling the needles at all, or noticing them briefly as they are inserted.
Some points may have more sensation than others, a deep dull heavy sensation or a quick little pinch may be noticeable.
By the time all the needles are inserted, you generally do not feel any of them and will be easing into a sense of calm relaxation. You will rest with the needles for 5-30 minutes.
The benefits of acupuncture start immediately; after your treatment you could experience an excellent night of sleep, higher energy, more focus, less stress, improved digestion and a reduction in pain.
Acupuncture needles are extremely fine - about the width of a human hair.