Side effects with Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture are extremely uncommon. However when they do occur, they are generally mild and short-lived.
Following Chinese herbal medicine, you may experience bloating and changes in sleep or bowel movements but these usually subside after 48 hours as your body gets used to the herbs being in your system.
The most common side effects of acupuncture are light-headedness and mild bruising at points where acupuncture has been performed. Most patients report a deep sensation of relaxation or mild disorientation immediately following the treatment and may simply require a short period of rest before returning to their daily activities.
Cupping treatments usually leave dull marks on the skin where it was performed but these usually disappear within 7 days. Adverse reactions such as blistering are extremely rare and usually only occur when patients have extremely sensitive skin.