Accession Number : AD1036925

Title :   Physical Properties Of Acupuncture Needles: Do Disposable Acupuncture Needles Break With Normal Use

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda United States

Personal Author(s) : Vick,James K

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : INTRODUCTION: Although literature suggests acupuncture is a safe therapeutic intervention, and failure of disposable acupuncture needles is considered rare, recent case reports indicated that re-use or over-use of these needles could lead to needle failure and increased health risk. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to test the potential for breakage of three brands of disposable acupuncture needles.

Descriptors :   acupuncture , literature surveys , therapeutics , pain , test methods , physical properties , scanning electron microscopes , safety

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE