Acupuncture is one of the world’s oldest, most effective and commonly used medical procedures. Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture involves stimulation of anatomical points on the body. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The acupuncture technique that has been most studied and used successfully at Revive Medical Spa involves penetrating the skin with thin, metallic needles that are manipulated by hand to stimulate the very fine nerves just under the skin making it possible to modify nerve impulses to the spinal cord and brain. This releases certain of the body’s natural chemical transmitters which helps ease symptoms. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pain as the needles are inserted. Some people are energized by treatment; others feel relaxed. The main precaution after an acupuncture treatment is rest, of ideally, 12 to 24 hours. Resting not only has a soothing but also enhances the effects of treatment. Patients have been known to feel drowsy or euphoric after treatment, therefore we caution you against eating a heavy meal, or taking a very hot shower right after treatment, as these will easily cause you to become fatigued.