Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture has been shown to be extremely safe, with the likelihood of an adverse reaction estimated at 1 in 10,000. This statistic shows that it is a safer intervention than many other complementary and conventional medical treatments.

There are some minor side effects that may occur, such as slight bruising around needle points and dizziness. These reactions are self-correcting and less likely to occur if the acupuncture is administered by a fully qualified practitioner of traditional acupuncture.

For more information about the safety of acupuncture visit the NHS website