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Safety precautions

While acupoint therapy is safe most of the time for the majority of people, there are instances when it should be avoided or delivered with caution.

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Contraindications

You should not do acupoint therapy on any areas of the body where there are any of the contraindications listed below.

  • Broken, irritated or blistered skin
  • Bruised areas
  • Newly formed scars 
  • Areas with lines, tubes or devices 
     
Precautions

If any of the precautions listed below are present, use judgment to determine if acupressure is appropriate, and if so, to adjust the amount and duration of pressure applied. 

  • Low platelets 
  • Increased INR (Blood Clotting time)
  • Clotting disorder
  • Impaired (fragile) skin integrity

Take additional care when working with pregnant patients. If you are pregnant, consult with a trained professional prior to using acupressure for your specific needs.

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Important note

If you have had a bone marrow transplant, be sure to provide this letter to your acupoint therapist.

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