Most people find acupuncture relaxing and often feel very calm after a treatment. You may feel tired or sleepy and should take this into account if you are planning to drive or use machinery straight after your treatment. Acupuncture has very few side effects and any that do occur are usually mild and self-correcting such as very slight bruising.
Cupping and guasha can sometimes temporarily mark the skin. Such bruising is painless and generally clears within a a day or two.