Acupuncture is an alternative therapy that involves using needles to stimulate specific points on the body. These points are said to connect with certain pathways (or "meridians") that carry vital energy (or "chi") throughout the body.
Acupuncture is generally very safe. Serious side effects are very rare,fewer than 1 per 10,000 treatments.
Yes, the common side effects of an acupuncture treatment are listed below.
Generally, acupuncture is not painful. Acupuncture needles are extremely thin, sometimes smaller than a single stand of hair. Acupuncture may produce a sensation called chi at the site of needling.