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What are some risks of acupuncture?

Dr. Daniel Hsu, DAOM
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
While acupuncture is a highly safe form of physical medicine, there are a few risks. These include bruising, fainting, muscle spasms, bleeding, nerve damage (extremely rare) and punctured organs (extremely rare).

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