Dr. Fiona Kelley

Wuxin Healing Arts Doctor of Oriental Medicine

2920 North Green Valley Pkwy, Suite 723.
Henderson, NV 89014

(702) 369-3406

FAQ – Is Acupuncture Safe?

For many years since the Clean Needle Act was passed,  we have used only individually wrapped sterile acupuncture needles.  They are disposed of immediately in a Sharps container after use and we do not reuse needles in the United States.  I tend to use a very fine gauge needle that is the equivalent of one to three strands of hair.  Often a patient will feel barely a tap or not even feel the insertion.  After all the needles are inserted I will check that you can feel that they are there.  You will rest with the needles retained for anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes, depending on your condition.