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Is it inadvisable to swim after acupuncture?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Some general guidelines including not swimming or bathing right after (few hours) acupuncture.
I'm not aware of any studies - and there probably aren't any - about specific time periods. If you think about it, you just had a bunch of tiny holes punched in your skin, so i'd give it a day or two before you go swimming in a public pool or the ocean.

In brief: Yes.

Some general guidelines including not swimming or bathing right after (few hours) acupuncture.
I'm not aware of any studies - and there probably aren't any - about specific time periods. If you think about it, you just had a bunch of tiny holes punched in your skin, so i'd give it a day or two before you go swimming in a public pool or the ocean.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

I advise my acupuncture patients not to engage in any strenuous exercise the day of treatment.
The exercise can lead to a poorer outcome. Of the acupuncturists i know, the minimum time they use before returning to exercise is 4 hours to get full benefits of the treatment.

In brief: No

I advise my acupuncture patients not to engage in any strenuous exercise the day of treatment.
The exercise can lead to a poorer outcome. Of the acupuncturists i know, the minimum time they use before returning to exercise is 4 hours to get full benefits of the treatment.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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