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How safe are acupuncture and herbal medicine?

Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, yielding no side effects just feelings of relaxation and well-being. There is little danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile, used once, and then discarded as medical waste.  In addition, each point used is lightly swabbed with 70% isopropyl alcohol as an extra measure of defense.

My office is a medical facility and is conducted as such. Acupuncture is considered to be a medical procedure and I am legally recognized as a primary care provider. Through years anatomical study, I know where it is safe and effective to place needles.

 

Chinese herbal medicine is a natural alternative to pharmaceutical drugs.  It is very safe when prescribed correctly by a properly trained practitioner. Over the centuries doctors have compiled detailed information about the pharmacopeia with the primary emphasis being the protection of the patient. Allergic type reactions are rare, and will cause no lasting damage if treatment is stopped as soon as symptoms appear.  Side effects are rare as well as are drug-herb interactions.  As a preventive measure, I have been trained in Western pharmacology as well in order to avoid the extremely small risk of drug-herb interactions.

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