The sensation caused by an acupuncture needle varies from person to person. Some feel a little pain while most people feel no pain at all.
Upon needle insertion, you may experience a vague numbness, heaviness, tingling or dull ache. Some people experience a sensation of energy spreading and moving around the needle or body. This is called the Qi sensation and is a completely normal reaction sign.
After treatment, you may feel energized or a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.