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Does acupuncture cause scarring on the back?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Siranush Cholakian
Holistic Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
I am not sure if the question is about keloids, which are large pathological scars that form on people who are predisposed to form them. But in general acupuncture does not leave any scars.

In brief: No
I am not sure if the question is about keloids, which are large pathological scars that form on people who are predisposed to form them. But in general acupuncture does not leave any scars.
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Acupuncture
does not cause scarring if done properly.
The needles are not put in very deeply. Peace and good health.

In brief: Acupuncture
does not cause scarring if done properly.
The needles are not put in very deeply. Peace and good health.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Dr. Bernard Seif
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: No
The diameter of needles is very small and will not cause scarring.
Even with gua sha (korean scraping) and cupping the bruising will resolved and should not lead to scars. There is a specific procedure called "scarring moxibustion" which can cause a scar. I don't use it my practice.

In brief: No
The diameter of needles is very small and will not cause scarring.
Even with gua sha (korean scraping) and cupping the bruising will resolved and should not lead to scars. There is a specific procedure called "scarring moxibustion" which can cause a scar. I don't use it my practice.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine
In brief: No
No, not if it is done right.

In brief: No
No, not if it is done right.
Dr. Marianna Post
Dr. Marianna Post
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
In brief: No
Acupuncture in trained hands does not cause scarring.
The needles used are thinner than hair. Usually there's not even bleeding after the acupuncture needles are removed.

In brief: No
Acupuncture in trained hands does not cause scarring.
The needles used are thinner than hair. Usually there's not even bleeding after the acupuncture needles are removed.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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