Serious side-effects from acupuncture are very rare – less than one case in every 10,000 treatments. Unlike some drug-based therapies, there is no risk of dependency.
As a trained practitioner, I take proper care with every patient. Depending on your case history, it is sometimes necessary to avoid certain points or types of treatment. Please let me know if any of the following apply to you:
- You are, or think you may be, pregnant.
- You are taking anticoagulant medication.
- You have valvular or other heart disease.
- You have epilepsy, cancer, or wear a pacemaker.