Acupuncture is not recommended for:
- Those who have a needle phobia
- Individuals with active inflammatory disease (i.e. rheumatoid arthritis)
- Those who’ve had an organ replacement
- People who have a metastatic disease
- Patients who take multiple medications
Treatment may cause bruising or bleeding locally, especially with patients taking NSAIDS, aspirin, or anticoagulants.
It is also important that you notify your practitioner if you are pregnant.