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The latest study by a group of researchers at the National Patient Safety Agency and the Department of Complementary Medicine at the Peninsula Medical School has found a variety of complications with the NHS acupuncture scheme.

The review studied the reported harms from acupuncture treatments given within the NHS and concluded over a three-year period an identified 325 patient safety incidents related to acupuncture treatment.

The Daily Mail have since ran a story warning patients of the potential dangers of acupuncture with hundreds of previous cases including accounts of dizziness, vomiting and even collapsed lung which accounted for 1.5% of incidents.
The most commonly reported adverse accidents which accounted for 95.5% of reports were judged to present no or very low risk of harm to patients included temporary loss of consciousness and acupuncture needles being left in patients for longer than prescribed.

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