Acupuncture Side Effects

Acupuncture History

Acupuncture is an age-old practice in Chinese medicine that focuses on certain, specific points throughout the body. Thin needles are inserted at these acupuncture points to restore natural balance and energy, and stimulate nerves and muscles.

Acupuncture is usually used to manage pain.

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Is Acupuncture Safe?

According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture can be considered safe if it is performed by a licensed and well trained practitioner. It can help to relieve pain, headaches, intestinal and sleep issues. The needles are extremely thin and considered painless.

Still, like with many medical treatments, there are some side effects that a recent Huffington Post Healthy Living article brings to light.

As with any treatment, it’s good to understand the risks ahead of time. This helps to decide if you want to move forward with treatment, and allows you to recognize any associated symptoms and understand they may be normal!

Some acupuncture side effects include:

  • Fatigue
  • Soreness
  • Bruising
  • Muscle twitching

Check out the article for details, and weigh the benefits versus the risks for yourself!

Have you ever had acupuncture? Let us know in the comments.

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