Acupuncture Side Effects

There are little to no side effects of acupuncture. As acupuncture redirects the body's energy generating the healing process the most common side effects are fatigue, dizziness, and nausea. These side effects should decrease within 24 hours. Since acupuncture points can be located near veins there may be slight bleeding or bruising. It is common with the first couple treatments to have the sensation of deep relaxation, fatigue, or mild disorientation immediately following the treatment. These effects should wear off immediately or within 24-48 hours.