Jump to content


Acupuncture. Is this a normal reaction?

Recommended Posts

My friend is seeing an Acupuncturist who is highly regarded. A few hours after her second session, she started getting boil-like sores all over her body. She called the guy and he said it was a severe, but normal reaction, explaining that her body was detoxing.


When she showed me the sores, I was shocked. They were very nasty looking. On her stomach, some were the size of large gumballs!


For those of you who are very familiar with Acupuncture,what do you think of this? Have you heard of it before?



Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've had acupuncture, but I've never had any kind of reaction. Are the sores everywhere or only in the location where the needles were inserted? I would wonder about a reaction to the metal in the needles, if it was localized to those spots, but if the sores are everywhere, I have no idea!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am a licensed acupuncturist, and that does not sound normal. If he used certain types of moxibustion which can burn the skin (rarely used due to liability issus) it might happen. Alternatively it could be the result of cupping. If it was cupping, the swelling is normal and should disappear in about a week.



Cupping: http://www.google.com/search?q=chinese+cupping+therapy&hl=en&client=safari&tbo=d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=pF9fUL_pG4Sk9ATOgoGADg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=768&bih=928#biv=i|2;d|GAYnjvz4QieAVM:


Cupping on abdomen http://cuppingforlife.blogspot.com/2011/01/cupping-therapy-effects-upon-digestive.html

Edited by Halcyon
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...