It’s one of the most common questions we receive at our NYC acupuncture treatment center: “Will there be any side effects to this, and if so, what will they be?” Patients want to be sure that their treatment will not be worse than the conditions for which they seek it. Like many other types of therapeutic techniques, acupuncture sometimes yields some short-term moderate side effects. These effects dissipate after a very a short time and are outweighed by the healing benefits of the treatment. Though each patient’s experience will be different, some of the more common side effects of acupuncture include:

• Fatigue Immediately Following Session
• Soreness at Needle Insertion Sites
• Light Bruising and Swelling
• Muscle Twitching
• Lightheadedness

It’s also common for patients to experience emotional release, and even start crying, during their acupuncture therapy, which may be surprising but is perfectly normal. If these or any other symptoms related to your acupuncture treatment persist, speak with your practitioner to discuss your options. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing ability, which can lead to a variety of both positive and negative reactions. It’s important that you communicate with your treatment provider to make sure you’re staying safe and getting the most out you acupuncture sessions.

Dr. Philip Trigiani has decades of experience administering quality, safe and effective physical medicine acupuncture. Call our NYC acupuncture facility today at (917) 405-9145 to make an appointment or stop by our convenient location at 201 W 74th St #16G, New York, NY 10023. We look forward to helping you heal.