Here is a great article from AcuTake Written By Sara Calabro
Forget what you’ve been told. Acupuncture does have side effects. The unintended consequences of Acupuncture, while not life-threatening, should not be overlooked. The side effects of Acupuncture occur frequently and can seriously impact on your quality of life.
Here are the five most common side effects of Acupuncture. Consider yourself warned.
Insomnia is one of the most common complaints seen by acupuncturists, and Acupuncture can be highly effective at resolving it. But even in people who do not recognize or mention sleep as a problem, Acupuncture has a tendency to produce more restful nights. This often goes unnoticed until asked about on a follow-up visit. Many acupuncturists hear this refrain multiple times a day: “You know, now that you mention it, I have been sleeping a lot better since I started coming for Acupuncture.”
Although it’s common to find yourself in “acu land”—a somewhat dazed, blissfully relaxed state—immediately following Acupuncture treatment, the after effect is usually increased energy. Many people report having more energy in the hours, days and even weeks after Acupuncture treatment. You may notice that you’re avoiding that post-lunch coma, feeling more motivated to hit the gym, or just sensing a little extra spring in your step.