Is Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture is extremely safe when performed by a professional who has completed all licensing requirements. In most states, this means completing a four-year educational program that includes hundreds of hours of supervised hands-on clinical training. Most states also require practitioners to pass a written national board exam.
Most acupuncturists in the United States are rigorously trained in clean needle technique and use pre-sterilized, disposable needles to avoid the risk of infection or contagion.
And, because there are no drugs entering the body, there are no side effects associated with acupuncture!

About the Author:
Joyce Marley is a licensed acupuncturist with a practice in New Hartford, NY. She writes alternative health articles about acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

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