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Acupuncture can mask symptoms of cancer and tumour progression. It is not safe to use such a therapy without full knowledge of the clinical stage of the disease, and the current status of orthodox therapy. Contraindications to acupuncture needling include an unstable spine, severe clotting...
This paper is an update on infections, and potential infections, related to acupuncture, and a brief review of the relevant infection control procedures.There is no evidence at present to suggest that significant numbers of infections are being transmitted through standard acupuncture treatments...
The need for skin disinfection before insertion of an acupuncture needle is controversial and there is no specific research on this topic. However research and observations on the effect of, and the need for, skin disinfection before injections forms a good analogy of acupuncture. Whilst...
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