At the needle site you may feel a dull ache, a warm tingling sensation, or electrical impulses that may travel up or down the body. This means that the point is being activated and this is normal. Most sensations will subside quickly and you may even forget that the needles are there. Many people even fall asleep during the treatment. You should be able to fully relax. Pain on the other hand, is not a part of the therapeutic response. If you feel a sharp or poking sensation let us know. It’s common during insertion to feel a very slight prick. If the sensation doesn’t go away, please let us know and we can readjust the needle or remove. Your comfort is important to us, so please communicate what you experience.
After The Treatment
After your acupuncturist removes the needles, take your time getting up and composing yourself to re-enter the outside world. Some people feel rejuvenated & energized, others report a “spacey feeling” after acupuncture. It’s not uncommon to feel tired after the treatment, so plan your day accordingly. Bruising at the needle site happens every once in a while and occasionally a point may ache a little following treatment. These are all normal reactions.