Is acupuncture safe?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 in | Comments Off on Is acupuncture safe?

Yes, in the hands of a licensed and skilled practitioner acupuncture is very safe. Before I treat you with acupuncture you’ll need to read and sign an Informed Consent Form, which basically tells you of all the things that can go wrong with acupuncture and gives me permission from you to give you an acupuncture treatment.

Occasionally (1 out of 20 times or so) there may be a drop of blood when I take a needle out which I immediately swab with a cotton ball. Because acupuncture needles are so thin, you will not be able to see where the needle was located. Very rarely there may be a bruise from an acupuncture needle.

The most dangerous events, pneumothorax or organ puncture, almost never happen with a licensed professional. Infection is non-existent – I only use sterile disposable needles in my acupuncture practice.

Perhaps the most convincing fact describing what makes acupuncture safe – our malpractice rates are extremely low – about $700/year!

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