How will I feel after having acupuncture?
People having acupuncture treatment will experience different things. Not everyone will experience and feel the same thing. This is because everyone is different and expresses feelings in a slightly different way.
During acupuncture treatment
When the acupuncture needle is inserted into the body, you may feel a dull ache, tingling, electrical sensation or a sharp prick. In acupuncture these sensations are known as 'de qi', which means the energy in the acupuncture point has been activated by the needle. The sharp prick is just the needle tip not piercing the skin as smoothly as it should do.
Once the acupuncture needles have all been inserted into the body, you may feel heaviness in the limbs or a pleasant feeling of relaxation. Some people can go into a deep state of relaxation and even sleep.
After acupuncture treatment
After having acupuncture treatment many people find their energy levels are better, they have an increased appetite, feel sleepy, have reduced pain, sleep better at night, and are less stressed and anxious.