Acupuncture risk: Neuropathy after acupuncture

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Acupuncture risk: Neuropathy after acupuncture

Post  masseur on Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:27 pm

According to Korean Dankook University College of Medicine report:

A 47-year-old left-handed man presented with pain and numbness in his left thumb and index finger after acupuncture treatment on an acupoint in his left wrist. A technique of herbal acupuncture, involving the use of a needle coated with apricot seed extract, was used.

The patient was diagnosed as having an isolated injury to the sensory nerve fibers of the median nerve innervating the index finger. This is the first case report of complications from an herbal acupuncture treatment, and it highlights the possibility of focal peripheral nerve injury caused by acupuncture.
Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez
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