Acupuncture can have very real negative results. Most Accupuncturists don’t wear gloves when piercing the skin. I would lose my job were I to have such poor technique. Not sure if the put alcohol on the skin to clean it before placing the needle, but that could be the source of infection, which IS a complication. So are pneumothoraxes from the needle piercing the lung, which doesn’t take much if you are a thin person.
Good point to consider. I’ve consider acupuncture as I’ve had massage therapy that was helpful. I would want to make sure the acupunturist was safe and sterile. I’ve watched youtube vids on it to see how it was done and come to think of it, the guy doing the demo was not wearing gloves. Hopefully the needles are sterile!
Which wouldn’t make much difference if the hands are contaminated!