Many people fear needles. Ancient ones like these at the left are certainly uncomfortable. Modern needles are thinner than three hairs and come sterilized for one use only. Then they are disposed. When properly used, modern needles give very little sensation. Many people describe it as a dull ache, or actually can feel the needle contact the Qi. Sometimes people think they are going to be stuck by hypodermic sized needles. Nothing could be further from the truth!