Yes! Acupuncturists use sterile, single-use disposable needles. They are used once and then disposed of in biohazard containers.
What makes acupuncture so safe is its natural approach to healing. It is gentler than western medicine because its principle revolves around the concept of guiding the body to heal itself.
As a result, patients tend to experience very little side-effects comparatively. Patients may feel tired and sleepy after treatments. This is most commonly due to the healing change induced in the body, and after a good night’s rest you will feel good to go! If anything, patients often experience ‘after-effects’ such as improved sleep, reduced stress, and better energy!
Once in a while, slight bruising may occur after the needle is removed. This is not harmful or painful, and will clear within a few days.