Larissa Stewart, LAc.
Thanks again for the question.
it isn't a serious side effect, but beware that it happens to you so try to keep your practitioner informed so they can alleviate it next time.
If you're not a hypertensive patient, then no, it's probably not normal. I suggest you have a discussion with your acupuncture provider and describe what happened after your treatment. It may help them to adjust their treatment in order to avoid future occurrences.
Be well, be confident, we can help.