How does the practitioner manipulate Qi?
The successful manipulation of Qi begins by contacting the Qi in the channel at one or more of the points being needled. This is called “obtaining the Qi” and is heralded by the arrival of the “Qi sensation.”
The patient typically feels the Qi sensation locally around the needle site and then in adjacent areas, usually along the associated channel. It has been described as a dull, heavy, aching, or mildly electrical sensation that spreads in wave-like patterns. Most people do not find the Qi sensation to be painful or unpleasant, just unusual.
The entire process can take anywhere between just a few minutes to over an hour, depending on the condition of the patient. Most acupuncture treatments last about twenty minutes.
What are acupuncture meridians and what do they look like?
What should I expect after the treatment?
Most patients feel pleasantly relaxed and refreshed after an acupuncture treatment. Patients who were experiencing pain before the acupuncture session are often pleasantly surprised to find their discomfort greatly reduced after the treatment.
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