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What to Look For During & After Acupuncture
by Dr. Katherine Kim, DAc, L.Ac.

"Dr. Kim has successfully treated thousands of patients since 2001. We are experts at guiding patients through the healing process. We are familiar with a wide range of acupuncture goals and outcomes. We look for both large and small changes, obvious and subtle improvements. Our goal is to build "healing momentum" in every treatment and deliver lasting results overtime. This is a healing partnership.

Your feedback between sessions helps us to further customize your sessions.
Every session is customized and results may vary.
We work quickly and look for results after EVERY session. We can usually tell fairly quickly if you will respond to our treatments. We are very open about discussing what works best for each unique patient.
Questions are always welcome." - Dr. Katherine Kim

Good responses to look for during a session: 

  • Yawning, breathing deeply, sighing
  • Desire to close eyes
  • Falling asleep
  • Letting go, feeling relaxed, calm, still, centered, “in the zone”, grounded (this is a great response for people who are constantly rushed, late, or on the go)
  • Warmth, improved circulation, light tingles of energy, heaviness 
  • Belly rumbling
  • Losing sense of time (feeling like you got three hours of rest in just 20 mins)
  • Eyes become very watery, tearing up, glassy
  • Perhaps crying, emotional release
  • Gaining flashes of personal insights, creative ideas, resolutions 
  • Mental clarity, better decision-making 
  • Feeling cared for, “safe”, and connected to your body
  • and other signs    

Signs of mind-body improvements between sessions

  • Able to handle stressful situations better. Less anxiety, depression, panic
  • Better sleep. Easier falling asleep, staying asleep, feeling rested 
  • Less pain. Going more hours/days without discomfort, flare-ups, breakouts
  • Greater range of motion, flexibility 
  • Potentially avoid surgery, faster post-operative recovery time  
  • Less reliance and/or side effects from medications 
  • Improved temperature regulation
  • More energy, strength 
  • Able to comfortably return to everyday activities 
  • Regular daily bathroom habits 
  • Regular menstrual cycle; fertility, ability to carry a child to term, increased libido 
  • Feeling “unstuck” 
  • Tapping into creativity, gaining insights 
  • Processing old emotions or life situations, peacefulness, resolution
  • People notice something different about you
  • Rosier complexion
  • Greater insight, learning about self, situation, life lesson
  • Feeling empowered, in control, stronger
  • Addiction recovery, detoxification, support with 12-Step  
  • Feel supported, listened to, resourced   
  • Motivated, energized, re-charged, active, can do and handle more in life
  • Personal growth
  • and more 

Katherine Kim Acupuncture Arts
212 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06880 USA

Dr. Katherine Echo Kim, DAc, LAc
Doctor of Acupuncture &
Integrative Medicine Specialist

Office hours by appointment
Call (203)451-9865 to schedule