Attilio D'Alberto
Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto Accupuncture Book Acupoints Doll Acupressure Manual
"I had a long-term needle phobia and was very apprehensive about having acupuncture. Attilio put me at ease straight away and made me feel relaxed"
"I discovered that I loved acupuncture"

What to do after acupuncture treatment?

After the acupuncture session for their health problems, most people can carry on as normal.

To get the full benefits of treatment and aid the healing process you should not rush back to your life but carry on in a relaxed way and drink plenty of water afterwards. Don't eat a heavy meal or eat processed foods as this will strain your digestive system and lower your energy levels.

Some people like to combine their treatment with yoga and do a yoga class afterwards or exercise. This is fine and can aid the treatment and energy flow.

Some like to just chill out afterwards, but really it depends how much you relax whilst lying on the couch and the length of your treatment time.

If you get off the treatment couch once the acupuncture points have been stimulated and feel relaxed but not drowsy or dizzy, you can carry on as normal.

If you feel drowsy, dizzy or nauseous, then you should sit down and rest. Drinking water or sweet tea can feel restore a normal feeling.

Some people can become emotional afterwards, which is normal and good. The treatment allows the release of physical and emotional problems which benefits the body and healh.

Most people find they feel relaxed and a little tired as their mind has slowed down. People often sleep well after having treatment.

How will I feel after having acupuncture?

After having acupuncture treatment many people feel relaxed, find their energy flows better, they have an increased appetite, feel sleepy, have reduced pain, sleep better at night, and are less stressed and anxious.

Traditional acupuncture treatment by members of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) leave you feeling relaxed with parts of your body having less tension and pain. There are very few side effects of acupuncture or adverse effects and it's safe to have if you have a bleeding disorder.

Can you feel the needles in acupuncture?

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. A sharp prick is the needle tip not piercing the skin as smoothly as it should do.

What it feels like when you get acupuncture?

Once the acupuncture needles have all been inserted into the body, people find that they 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.