As energy is redirected in the body, internal chemicals and hormones are stimulated and healing begins to take place. Occasionally, original symptoms worsen for a few days. Changes in appetite, sleep, bowel or urination patterns and emotional state may occur. These changes should not cause concern as they are indications that the acupuncture is starting to work. It is common within the first few treatments to have a sensation of deep relaxation of even mild disorientation immediately following the treatment. These subside within a short time and do not require anything more than a bit of rest to overcome.