What does Acupuncture treatment feel like?

Acupuncture needles bear no resemblance to the hypodermic needles used for blood tests and injections in hospitals. They are fine and when inserted, the sensation is often described as a temporary tingling or dull ache. Other sensations such as ‘tugging’ or ‘pulling’ have been described as the patient’s energy begins to rebalance. Needles are inserted for a few seconds or left in place for up to 20-30 minutes, depending on the effect required.

During treatment, patients commonly experience a heaviness in their limbs or a pleasant feeling of relaxation. If it is possible, it is good to rest for a couple of hours after treatment and avoid doing anything stressful or taxing.