All the needles used for acupuncture treatment at Thomson Chinese Medicine are sterile and individually sealed. There is no recycling of needles. Apart from disinfecting the areas to be treated with alcohol swab, our acupuncturists also observe strict hand hygiene practices such as regular hand washing and use of alcohol-based hand rub whenever necessary. Acupuncture is a traditional form of treatment with the insertion of needles into vital points to unblock the ‘qi’ or energy in our body’s meridians. This form of treatment has brought benefits to the lives of millions of people and is still highly validated to date. There are no known major negative side effects when a professional and certified physician administers the treatment.