Is Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture is considered to be a safe and low-risk form of therapy when administered by a qualified and licensed practitioner. The needles used in acupuncture are extremely thin, sterile, and single-use, which maintains an extremely low risk of infection or other complications. Reputable acupuncturists adhere to strict hygiene standards, ensuring a clean and safe environment for each session. Additionally, practitioners are trained to accurately locate acupuncture points and use appropriate needling techniques, minimizing the potential for discomfort or adverse effects.

One common concern is the safety of acupuncture during pregnancy. When performed by a skilled practitioner, acupuncture can be a safe and effective option for pregnant individuals. In fact, it is often used to address common discomforts associated with pregnancy, such as nausea, back pain, and stress. However, it’s crucial to inform the acupuncturist about the pregnancy and any specific concerns. Certain acupuncture points are contraindicated during pregnancy, as they may stimulate uterine contractions. A trained practitioner will be knowledgeable about which points to avoid and will take special precautions to ensure the safety of both the mother and the developing fetus.

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About Four Flowers Wellness

Acupuncture & Holistic Medicine

We are a holistic East Asian Medicine practice serving Chicago’s West Loop and West Town neighborhoods. We are experts in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and supporting women and men through the child-bearing year, from women’s health concerns to fertility and prenatal care, complex pain or hormonal conditions, and mental-emotional issues such as insomnia, anxiety, and depression.

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