Dr Lo Acupuncture Clinics Chicago OakPark Acupuncture

Acupuncture pros and cons

As with most medical therapies, acupuncture has both benefits and risks.

Considering the benefits:
Acupuncture is safe when performed properly.
It has few side effects.

It can be useful as a complement to other treatment methods.

It’s becoming more available in conventional medical settings.

It helps control certain types of pain.

It may be an alternative if you don’t respond to or don’t want to take pain medications.

Considering the risks:
The most common side effects of acupuncture are soreness, bleeding or bruising at the needle sites. You might feel tired after a session. Rarely, a needle may break or an internal organ might be injured. If needles are reused, infectious diseases may be accidentally transmitted. However, these risks are low in the hands of a competent, certified acupuncture practitioner.

We use disposable needles.