Taking it easy after an session will allow the acupuncture effect to maximise.

Avoid coffee and alcohol that day as they disturb the regulating effect of acupuncture.

If you feel sleepy afterwards you should relax and take a nap if you can.

If you feel a marked increase in energy don’t spend it all on excess activity, it’s best to conserve this. If you have had work on a painful condition use warmth such as heat bags to improve the reduction of the pain.

Icing is not recommended on painful sites as it induces constriction of blood and lymph flow reducing healing times.