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Broken Needle

A Tale of Two Needle Incidents

January 30th, 2021 — One of the things you learn as a community acupuncturist is what an amazingly wide range of relationships people have to their bodies, their emotions, and to acupuncture itself. Here we have a perceived adverse event that apparently ended a patient’s relationship with acupuncture, and an objectively verified adverse event requiring medical attention that *didn’t*.

Why Be an Acu Safety Nerd, Part 2

December 26th, 2020 — Acupuncture is basically safe. It’s so much safer than other forms of medical intervention that you should hardly have to even think about it. Right? Except for the times that you do have to think about it.