Sunday, April 11, 2010

Acupuncture in the News. I think the title should say, Lack of top aseptic technique whether in acupuncture or any other medical or allied medical

or any hygeine procedure (like FAILURE TO WASH HANDS after urinating..., SPREADS DISEASE).

"Acupuncture Spreads Diseases

"Contaminated needles, cotton swabs, and hot packs, are transmitting bacterial infections, hepatitis B and C, and possibly even HIV to acupuncture patients. Experts say tighter regulations requiring the use of disposable needles and the implementation of skin disinfection procedures and aseptic techniques are needed to protect consumers. They also say that a new syndrome, called acupuncture mycobacteriosis, is a growing problem. This infection usually leads to large abscesses and ulcers, but some people develop more serious problems including joint destruction, multi-organ failure, flesh-eating disease, and paralysis. More ... Discuss "

"Acupuncture spreads Disease,"...is quoted here (below) because the In the News box(above) changes daily.

Contaminated needles, cotton swabs, and hot packs, are transmitting bacterial infections, hepatitis B and C, and possibly even HIV to acupuncture patients. Experts say tighter regulations requiring the use of disposable needles and the implementation of skin disinfection procedures and aseptic techniques are needed to protect consumers. They also say that a new syndrome, called acupuncture mycobacteriosis, is a growing problem. This infection usually leads to large abscesses and ulcers, but some people develop more serious problems including joint destruction, multi-organ failure, flesh-eating disease, and paralysis.

My own experience with acupuncture has been very positive, so, I will have to do some reading and reflecting and then post ideas later...

I have had acupuncture, for two years plus, following a car accident and did not get any infections. Chui Hui does use great aseptic technique, however.

---under development---

2 comments:

念強 said...

As a man sows, so he shall reap. ....................................................

"2" said...

Tell us what you do with science at your school. Thank you for building science literacy.