Side Effects Of Acupuncture

AcupunctureAcupuncture normally has more positive side effects than negative. Some of the positive points are enhanced energy, better sleep, less stress, better mental clarity and improved digestion. Many people who undergo acupuncture treatment experience one or more of these positive effects.The unpleasant side-effects of acupuncture are very less. They happen occasionally.

None of them is dangerous, but it is important to know about them and understand that it is normal and not something to worry-about.  After the procedure of acupuncture, some people feel worse, which is termed as a healing crisis. When a healing crisis happens, it should be considered as good news because it is a sign that you are going to get better as transition is happening from being ill to getting better. Some side effects that occur after acupuncture are discussed below.

Side Effects Of Acupuncture

Fatigue

People may feel exhausted after acupuncture sessions. This feeling is a warning that your body is depleted and it requires some rest. You need not worry about it.

Fatigue

All you need to do is to let go and relax the entire day, have a shower in the night and sleep early. By doing this you will feel fresh and rejuvenated in the morning.

Soreness

Acupuncture uses needles, so it is possible for you to feel sore in the areas where the needles have been inserted and then removed. Some people may experience soreness slightly away from the needlepoint if the trigger-point was released during the procedure.

Soreness

Normally, this soreness reduces within a day. In some cases, when there are bigger trigger point releases, the soreness could last for a few more days, but these warnings and guidance will be discussed by the doctor on your visit.

Bruising

Bruising is an uncommon side effect compared to soreness, but it can happen to a few at the point of needle insertion.

Bruising

Bruising could also be caused due to the accumulation of blood, which ruptures when the needle is inserted and this condition is called hematoma. Bruising takes a little longer to heal, but there is nothing to worry about expect for normal inconvenience.

Lightheadedness

Lightheadedness is a rare case scenario. It can happen along with fainting for a few. When you swiftly get up after an acupuncture session, it could lead to lightheadedness. This could also happen when you go for the treatment without eating anything. It is important to keep in mind that acupuncture requires you to eat well before the session.

Once your session is over, care should be taken while getting up. If you feel lightheadedness, relax at the waiting room and do some deep breathing until you feel better. Acupuncture is an intense therapy both emotionally and physically, so when you have an hour-long session the body takes time to fully recover. Take your own time to relax, as experiencing lightheadedness is not dangerous.

Emotional Release

Acupuncture can lead to emotional out bursts sometimes. People tend to cry not because it is painful, but because the emotions get to flow freely during the treatment. This is a positive phase and some people get surprised because they are normally not that emotional.

Emotional Release

This emotional feeling is considered absolutely normal and it is not something to be worried about. This outburst allows you to learn and understand that the treatment is working. Acupuncture involves both physical and mental health as they are interconnected so an emotional change only means a better physical change.


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