Latest Clean Needle Technique Guidelines for Acupuncturists
CCAOM Position Paper on Skin Preparation Prior to Acupuncture Needle Insertion
- CCAOM Position Paper which supports the position that skin should be cleaned prior to acupuncture needle insertion, but that the cleaning of skin with an antiseptic is not necessarily essential to prevent infections.
CCAOM Position Paper on Glove Use during the Practice of Acupuncture
- CCAOM Position Paper which determines that glove use is not needed for routine acupuncture insertion and removal, but necessary and required for procedures involving exposure to bodily fluids like needling non-intact skin or when wet cupping.