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What to Look For During & After Acupuncture
by Katherine Kim, M.S., L.Ac.

Getting acupuncture is the best way to know how it feels and what it can do for you. Every session is customized and results may vary. We are experts at guiding patients of all ages through the healing process. Questions are always welcome. 

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 improvements between sessions:

Katherine has successfully treated thousands of patients since 2001. She is familiar with a wide range of acupuncture outcomes. We look for large and small changes, very obvious and more subtle, intangible improvements such as: 

  • 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 
  • Able to go back to regular activities 
  • Potentially avoid surgery, faster post-operative recovery time    
  • Less reliance and/or side effects from medications 
  • Improved temperature regulation
  • More energy, strength 
  • Regular daily bathroom habits 
  • Regular menstrual cycle; fertility, ability to carry a child to term, increased libido 
  • Feeling “unstuck” 
  • 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
  • and more 

Katherine Kim
Acupuncture Arts

212 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06880

(203) 451-9865
By appointment