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Unformatted text preview: and acupuncturists are trained to make this as undetectable as possible. Once the needle is in place, there is usually a tingling, numbness, heaviness or a feeling of warmth around the needle. This is the desired result, demonstrating that the body is responding and balancing itself effectively. Acupuncture treatments are usually deeply relaxing and rejuvenating. Relatively few complications from the use of acupuncture have been reported to the FDA in light of the millions of people treated each year and the number of acupuncture needles used. Still, complications have resulted from inadequate sterilization of needles and from improper delivery of treatments. Practitioners should use a new set of disposable needles taken from a sealed package for each patient and should swab treatment sites with alcohol or another disinfectant before inserting needles. When not delivered properly, acupuncture can cause serious adverse effects, including infections and punctured organs....
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course SEM 022 taught by Professor Avila during the Spring '08 term at Saint Marys College of California.
- Spring '08