HealthandAge - Comments for "Beware of Infections Due to Acupuncture" /beware-of-infections-due-to-acupuncture-23853 Comments for "Beware of Infections Due to Acupuncture" en Beware of Infections Due to Acupuncture /beware-of-infections-due-to-acupuncture-23853#comment-1294 <p>A small number cases out of how many millions of people receiving acupuncture globally? The timeframe for a lot of the numbers is “since the 70s” which is a span of almost 40 years making it 1 or 2 cases a year by people not practicing proper technique. The Hong Kong study called for infection control measures to be implemented, such as use of disposable needles, skin disinfection procedures, and aseptic techniques in addition to stricter regulation and accreditation requirements. In countries where acupuncturists already practice following these guidelines selecting a licensed professional who is reputable makes this concern no more of an issue than getting shots at your doctors office or the local health clinic.</p> pubDate Wed, 24 Mar 2010 17:06:34 +0100 dc:creator Anonymous guid false comment 1294 at http://www.healthandage.com Beware of Infections Due to Acupuncture /beware-of-infections-due-to-acupuncture-23853#comment-1291 <p>Sounds like a personal preference.<br /> The AMA doesn't agree.</p> pubDate Wed, 24 Mar 2010 08:20:37 +0100 dc:creator Anonymous guid false comment 1291 at http://www.healthandage.com Beware of Infections Due to Acupuncture /beware-of-infections-due-to-acupuncture-23853#comment-1290 <p>You could also mention that it is make-believe and does not work...</p> pubDate Wed, 24 Mar 2010 00:35:07 +0100 dc:creator Anonymous guid false comment 1290 at http://www.healthandage.com