As practitioners of the Traditional Art of Acupuncture, each of us will have different strengths and weaknesses, different approaches and favor certain aspects of practice over others. We may all share a common base in that we may have trained in the Chinese TCM System or Worsley's 5 Elements, Kiiko Matsumoto or in Toyohari or Meridian Therapy but unless we are trained in a fixed and relatively rigid clinic setting like a TCM hospital in China or had a long
apprenticeship under a particular teacher, it is possible we will evolve to practice acupuncture in our own unique and distinctive way.
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Q:I have received many acupuncture treatments over the past few months. However, after my last treatment, my hand swelled into the shape of a bubble at one of the locations of the needle between my thumb and forefinger; it feels sore, tight, and is a little
painful. Eight hours and an anti-inflammatory later, the swelling has not gone down. Is this common?
Should I seek medical treatment?
A: I would suggest seeking medical treatment if the pain and swelling does not subside within 24 hours.
Also, seek medical attention if the bubble increases in size, changes color, or begins to bleed or ooze.
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