Yes it is. I follow the Code of Practice set by the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), and use very fine, high quality disposable needles and I am a qualified First Aider. It is worth noting that some people feel a bit ‘spaced out’ after treatment, and if you do, you are advised not to drive straight away. Also minor bleeding or bruising occurs after Acupuncture in about 3% of treatments. Rarer side effects include pain during treatment, temporary worsening of symptoms, and fainting.