Is acupuncture safe

Acupuncture is extremely safe when practised by a qualified practitioner. After four years of full time training, licensed acupuncturists have an in-depth knowledge of Chinese Medicine and the meridian system as well as anatomy and physiology from a Western medical perspective. All Illinois acupuncturists must use sterile single use needles and abide by the Clinical Guidelines of the organisation.

Occasionally a small bruise may occur at the site of the needle insertion but this is not usually painful and will clear in a few days.