Does acupuncture have any side effects?
Side effects of acupuncture treatment invovle minor bruising, which goes after a few days.
Serious side effects of acupuncture
Serious side effects are more likely to occur with dry-needling. This type of therapy is not acupuncture and is often performed by other healthcare practitioners, such as physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths who sometimes call it acupuncture. They are poorly trained as there is no regulation of acupuncture.
They insert a needle deeply into a muscle looking for a trigger point to release muscle tension and can inadvertly puncture a person's lung or internal organ. Always seek a properly qualified acupuncturist who performs acupuncture.