Pneumothorax Complication of Deep Dry Needling Demonstration

  title={Pneumothorax Complication of Deep Dry Needling Demonstration},
  author={Mike Cummings and R Ross-Marrs and Robert D. Gerwin},
  journal={Acupuncture in Medicine},
  pages={517 - 519}
Pneumothorax is a well-recognised but rare adverse event related to acupuncture or deep dry needling (DDN) over the thorax.1 ,2 This report of a pneumothorax resulting from DDN is unusual for a number of reasons: both the practitioner and the subject were doctors and both have contributed to this report; the practitioner was very experienced in DDN and had not knowingly caused such an event in the previous 45 years of practice and teaching DDN; the incident was captured on video and is… 

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