What Sensations Will I Experience During Treatment?
Many patients have been amazed by the sensations they
feel during treatment,
as if there their body is pulsating with a pleasant electrical current that they have never felt
before. Acupuncture helps people
feel their internal energy.
It gets them out of their head and restores a kind of intuitive connection
with the body. Acupuncture has a way
of dropping one's attention deep into the body to feel the subtle currents of sensation that are created by the
movement of Qi.
Many people also describe how quickly the acupuncture
session goes by. Even though
they had been laying on the table for 45 minutes, they literally feel that only 10 minutes have passed.
This happens because acupuncture has a way of taking people out of linear
time. As the patient's awareness
becomes more body-oriented, the normal thought process of cause and effect ('I have to make that meeting at 12')
falls away, and a sense of timelessness ensues.
This alone can be a profoundly healing experience.
If you try acupuncture, you will very likely fall asleep or simply
sink into a deep relaxation. For the rest of the day (and possibly for several days after that), you will feel energized
and refreshed, as if your body has just gone through a period of deep