Is Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a licensed and trained practitioner using sterile needles. However, it may not be suitable for everyone.
Individuals with bleeding disorders or those taking blood thinners may face an increased risk of bleeding or bruising.
Additionally, pregnant women should consult their healthcare provider before trying acupuncture.
Choosing an Acupuncturist
When selecting an acupuncturist, it is important to seek a licensed and experienced practitioner who has expertise in treating your specific condition.
You can request recommendations from your healthcare provider or search for licensed acupuncturists on the website of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).