In a word, yes. With every therapeutic intervention for the conditions that afflict us, there is a risk of making the condition worse simply by trying to intervene. Occasionally, unwanted side effects arise, but rest assured you’ll be coached so that you recognize what is and is not normal during and after treatments. One simple way that your health is protected is by using only manufacturer-sterilized, single-use needles, inserted under strict adherence to Clean Needle Technique. Another way we protect your health is by establishing clear, effective means of communication so that you may give feedback as you wish during the acupuncture session. You’ll learn more about why these measures are taken and how they protect your health at your first visit.