Is Acupuncture Safe?

The Local Government (Miscallaneous Provisions) Act 1982 requires Local Authorities to licence and inspect Acupuncturists and their premises to comprehensive national standards.

Furthermore the various Professional Associations for Registered Practitioners all have stringent Codes of Practice for hygiene and sterilisation of needles and other equipment.

Typically most practitioners use single use disposable needles. The law requires practitioners to dispose of their used needles via a registered Waste Carrier.