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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1036925.pdf


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