We get asked this question a lot! Although you may feel a little bit like a pin cushion, generally speaking, Acupuncture Vancouver treatments are incredibly relaxing! In fact, many of our patients tuck in for a wee acu-bliss nap while the acupuncture needles are working their magic.
Acupuncture should not be painful. That said, it is common to feel a deep ache or throb at the needle location. This indicates that your needles are in perfect, therapeutic position! When this occurs, surrender to the experience if you can, and celebrate the steady thrum of energy moving more freely throughout your body. In fact, it is through the stimulation of this energy flow, that it is believed acupuncture works to restore balance to the body.
If you experience discomfort, please let your Vancouver acupuncture? practitioners know; they will adjust the needles as necessary and reassure you so that you may better enjoy your acupuncture experience.
Following treatment, some people may experience mild achiness from where the needles were placed. This generally does not linger and usually melts away within a few hours. As it is really common to feel very relaxed after an acupuncture treatment with us, we recommend you keep a fairly light day following your Vancouver acupuncture.