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Why is it that i itch after acupuncture?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: I am not

Familiar with itching as a side effect of acupuncture.
Is infrared heat being used in conjunction with needles? I use acupuncture to treat people who have hives and itching. The only thing i can think of is renewed activity (blood circulation, qi, nerve conduction) causing the itching. Perhaps one of the other healthtap acupuncturists is more familiar with itching as a side effect.

In brief: I am not

Familiar with itching as a side effect of acupuncture.
Is infrared heat being used in conjunction with needles? I use acupuncture to treat people who have hives and itching. The only thing i can think of is renewed activity (blood circulation, qi, nerve conduction) causing the itching. Perhaps one of the other healthtap acupuncturists is more familiar with itching as a side effect.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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