Subjective effects of Acupuncture
When a needle is inserted at the acupuncture point, it leads to various types of subjective effects. The patient feels these effects. However, they are the pathological changes incidental to acupuncture and the changes themselves constitute the very basis of acupuncture
- Pain: Whenever a needle is inserted in the body, pain like insect-bite is the first sensation experienced by the patient.
- Numbness: When the needle is inserted at the specific points, the patient experiences the feeling of numbness along the meridian line.
- Soreness: The patients may experience the feeling of soreness on needling on certain points.
- Heaviness: The patients may experience the feeling of heaviness on needling on certain points. The feeling of heaviness is normally found on the extremities.
- Distention: The patients feel something moving from the place of needling along and up to the end of meridian.