Medical Acupuncture

Who can get acupuncture and is it safe?

Acupuncture: Is it for you? Jennifer Kurz, MDAnybody can get acupuncture.  Unlike medications or other procedures, which have a long list of complications and side effects, acupuncture done by certified acupuncturists and trained medical professionals is very safe -- even for pregnant women, young children, and the elderly.

            For those with bleeding problems/taking anticoagulation, there may be slight bruising (see contraindications).

Does it hurt?

            Insertion usually painless/slight prick.  Needles may give a feeling of tingling, warmth, heaviness, or ache; some feel “qi” moving up and down the channels.

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