Faulty acupuncture needles 'of concern'

Defective acupuncture needles widely used in Australia risk exposing patients to bleeding, bruising and dermatitis, research shows.

The Melbourne study found significant irregularities and inconsistencies on the tips of needles made by two of the most popular acupuncture brands, such as metallic lumps and small, loosely attached pieces of metal.

RMIT University researchers analysed