Is there anyone who shouldn't use acupuncture treatment?

Dr. Daniel Hsu, DAOM
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
There are some relative contraindications (somewhat inadvisable not ruled out) as well as one absolute contraindication (absolutely inadvisable) for acupuncture.

The relative contraindications are:
1.Patients who are unwilling or afraid
2.Bleeding disorders, anticoagulant use
3.Patients with immune disorders
4.Skin disorders or infections at the needle site
5.Metal allergies
6.Valvular heart disease
7.Patients who will operate heavy machinery immediately following acupuncture

The one absolute contraindication for acupuncture is for acupuncture using electric stimulation or electro acupuncture on people with pacemakers.

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