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Can you get nerve damage from doing acupuncture?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: unlikely

This would be a rare complication from acupuncture.
Basically, it would be very painful if a needle was introduced into the nerve. You would experience pain well in advance of insertion into a nerve. Thus, an acupuncturist who is knows their points and needles gently would would likely not cause this problem.

In brief: unlikely

This would be a rare complication from acupuncture.
Basically, it would be very painful if a needle was introduced into the nerve. You would experience pain well in advance of insertion into a nerve. Thus, an acupuncturist who is knows their points and needles gently would would likely not cause this problem.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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