Pain and uneasiness are among the main symptoms for which the general public seeks medical attention and service, which most of the time and medical professionals frequently treat it. Although acupuncture is mainly practiced in the private field, it enjoys growing acceptance in the public system, which helps bring down its high cost.

If you are one of the traditional skeptics of acupuncture therapy, then you are not alone. The fact that acupuncture has not been embraced in any parts of Western society, Americans and those who are situated in West remain skeptical about it but hopeful about acupuncture therapy which has been claimed by Chinese culture to be the miracle cure of all cures for all things that attack the human body.

Even though acupuncture may be great for those in Chinese culture where this process of medication and healing is still routinely sought after and practiced today, there are real and definite risks of acupuncture that must be spoken out about.

Acupuncture Risk #1: Accidental Shared Needles

The first thing that one needs to be on the lookout for if he or she insists on using acupuncture for his or her primary bodily therapy is that accidents are always happening- even in the acupuncture field. Many people claim that some of the accidents in acupuncture therapy may arise when there are accidental incidents of sharing needles. These occasions may not and probably do not happen on purpose, though. However, the sharing of needles may occur when one session of acupuncture ends, and the other begins right after. Not all of the needles may get thrown away for one reason or another, and then they may be accidentally re-used on the next person. Of course, everyone should know that this is very dangerous and should never be done, but it is just one of the many risks associated with acupuncture therapy.

Acupuncture Risk #2: Pricking of the Body

Another risk that one needs to consider before delving into the practice of acupuncture is that many people can be pricked so easily by the jabbing of needles. Even though practitioners of acupuncture usually take outstanding care not to injure anyone when performing the actual therapy, as mentioned earlier, accidents can always happen for the first time. But I’m sure that the stabbing of individuals due to the sharpness of the acupuncture needles is not the first time that the issue has come up. The pricking of the body by acupuncture needles should be just another concern on the acupuncture list.

Acupuncture Risk #3: Getting Treated

Even though getting treated by acupuncture should not be feared by any means, it is precisely treating you that should be concerned. With all the identity thefts and deceitful things that now routinely go on in the United States, there is nothing from stopping someone from just acting like they know how to perform acupuncture therapy. Furthermore, when somebody says that they are certified acupuncture therapists, how often does one genuinely scrutinize the accreditation documents shown to them?

Acupuncture seems to be effective in treating musculoskeletal pain and presents no severe adverse events. With acupuncture treatment, the consumption of analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs is considerably reduced. Regardless of how effective acupuncture is, there is a process to be done that requires diligence to ensure everything is okay. Since acupuncture is not an inadequate therapy in itself, there are always the rotten eggs that’ll spoil the whole batch!