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Lumbar spine seirin needlesYou Can't Have Acupuncture:

  • If you have an unstable cardiac condition
  • If you have uncontrolled epilepsy
  • If you have an allergy to stainless steel
  • In a limb with lymphoedema
  • In a very swollen area (eg – cellulitis, acute sporting injury)
  • In an infected area

You must inform your Physiotherapist (so they can take extra precautions) if,

  • You are Diabetic
  • You have a heart condition
  • You have had heart surgery – especially valve replacement surgery
  • You have lymphoedema
  • You have cancer
  • You are taking immune-suppression medications
  • You are taking blood thinning medications (eg- plavix, warfarin, heparin)
  • You have blood pressure problems.
  • You are pregnant

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