Someone new to acupuncture or TCM often has the same two questions. They want to know what acupuncture feels like as the needles are going in and they want to know what it feels like after acupuncture.
The thing that everyone says about what it feels like after an acupuncture session is that it’s extreme relaxation. This isn’t just a sense of calm and relaxation but an extreme feeling of no stress, no anxiety, and peacefulness.
This is why you feel so relaxed after acupuncture.
How Acupuncture Works
As you might know, with acupuncture, you lie down on a table. The acupuncturist puts the acupuncture needles into the body at specific points on the body. They remain in there for up to 30 minutes and then they’re removed.
Throughout a session, an acupuncture practitioner might dim the lights, put on some quiet music, and do some aromatherapy to stimulate and calm the senses. The entire exercise is de-stressing the body and ensuring the patient is comfortable for the entirety of a session. It can be so comfortable that some people even fall asleep while acupuncture is happening.
Everyone Is Different
Most people are very, very relaxed after treatment but others are very energetic. Why the relaxation kicks in is for several reasons. This is the benefit of acupuncture.
First and foremost, acupuncture is a relaxing experience so coming out of it, of course, one’s probably going to feel quite relaxed. There is so much more going on though. Tension in the body is being released. Dopamine and serotonin are being released. The mental negatives and the physical discomfort are decreased, and positive chemicals are released in the brain at the same time.
Healing in The Body
Acupuncture is all about using the needles to proceed healing process. Therefore, the diameter and length of acupuncture needles are important. ShinLin™ Acupuncture Needles have a variety of dimensions for TCM practitioners to choose, from diameter 0.16mm to 0.3mm and length 13mm to 60mm. The thin needles stimulate a healing response from the body’s natural systems. This response continues throughout the rest of the day. It’s a gentle uplifting. Especially if someone has pain, as that pain is taken away, naturally they feel more relaxed.
As you continue doing acupuncture every week, you will notice this feeling of relaxation come to you every time after a session. Your body grows accustomed to experiencing the calmness and relaxation of acupuncture. Those energy channels in the body open and through that comes more healing, more balance, and a sense of relaxation that extends throughout your day.
This is all why someone is also more likely to take a nap after acupuncture or to sleep better the night after a session.
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