Precautions must be taken if the patient is pregnant, since acupuncture cannot be performed on the lumbosacral or abdominal region during this time. They will also not receive treatment to areas that affect the uterus. The same goes for women who are currently experiencing menstruation.
Before an acupuncturist begins there is always a time to consult and find out what the problem is and what can be improved in the body.
Acupuncturists are told not to treat patients that are too full of food, hungry, overly tired, intoxicated and overly anxious or nervous. Patients that have weaker bodies due to complications are given a softer treatment, which involves more gentle needlework and application.
Acupuncture is not to be performed in parts that are infected and scarred or places that have tumors or ulcers. It is the acupuncturist’s job to know the exact angle and depth required for the needle at different spots, especially when it comes to areas of the neck, eyes, back and chest, as well as anywhere near major blood vessels or major organs.