How sterile are acupuncture needles?

Dr. Daniel Hsu, DAOM
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
Every licensed, board-certified acupuncturist is trained to prevent the transmission of diseases. Like in a hospital, acupuncturists use only disposable needles, which are used only once on patients and then discarded. While there may have been reported statistics of possible transmission of diseases over 20 years ago, current standards have virtually eliminated any risk of infection through acupuncture.

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