Dr. Angelica Kokkalis, O.M.D L.Ac.

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How Safe is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a very safe system of health care when done by a well trained practitioner. It is a gentle and drug free therapy for acute and chronic physical complaints, mental or emotional stress. It can be helpful for people of all ages.

All needles are sterile and disposable, practitioner’s hands are washed thoroughly between patients, and office hygiene principles are carefully observed.
Acupuncture therapy may be used along with other types of medical care to great advantage. For example, it has been used for pain control after other medical procedures, to improve healing and to lessen the side effects of drugs.