Is Acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is safe when practised by a member of The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists [AACP] because of the strict hygiene guidelines, training courses and educational updates required to stay on the membership register.

You will be asked a number of health related questions to ensure physically you are appropriate for this type of treatment. You will be unable to have acupuncture if you have an unstable heart condition, uncontrolled Diabetes, a blood clotting disorder or are taking Anti-Coagulant medication to thin your blood.

We use single use pre-sterilised needles which are individually wrapped. They are often supplied in guide-tubes for easy insertion, with no risk of anything touching the needle during the process.




Physiotherapists trained by the AACP undertake a take responsibility for their own and their patient's safety from the outset of their treatment by following principles of safe, hygienic insertion of needles and their subsequent disposal.  Used needles are disposed of in special containers that are destroyed by incineration.

Due to the high standards of hygiene required by AACP Physiotherapists people who regularly give blood are still able to donate. Please ask you Physiotherapist for a blood donation safety certificate.

ReCoop Health has passed the Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Acupuncture Health and Safetly inspection and is a licenced premises for Acupuncture Treatment.


Contact us at or ring on 02476 328337 / 07940116568

Alternatively vist us at Kingdon Hall, Aston Rd, Nuneaton, CV11 5DT