Acupuncture is generally very safe when performed by a well-trained, well-qualified practitioner, using single-use only disposable needles. However, in very rare cases injury may occur — less than one per 10,000 treatments. Acupuncture side-effects are also very rare, but may include drowsiness (probably from a general relaxation effect, and release of endorphins — helpful in reducing pain), minor bleeding or bruising (less than 3% of treatments); fainting; and symptoms occasionally, briefly, getting worse (less than 3% of treatments).

If you would like to read more about the safety (and effectiveness) of Acupuncture (on what conditions) you may find this link helpful: NCCIH



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