If you must find a way to shutter up acupuncture clinics, this is a good start. Show they are unsafe.
Ottawa Public Health has ordered a Wellington Street West acupuncture clinic to shut down immediately after failing two inspections within a week.
The Ontario College of Traditional Medicine and Acupuncturists is trying to permanently close a Wellington Street West acupuncture clinic that it alleges has been operating illegally since 2013.
Ottawa Public Health ordered the New Acupuncture Clinic at 1340 Wellington St. W. to close its doors on Wednesday after its inspectors found the clinic failed to properly dispose of needles, had improper hand hygiene and used expired products, according to a city media release issued Friday.
It’s just a touch bizarre that a clinic is cited and closed not because evidence shows that this modality works no better than a placebo and, thus, is a sham treatment, but hygiene violations. However, it does make a brilliant point that the risk FAR outweighs the benefit (none) when there is a threat of infection or illness.
Science-based Medicine overview of acupuncture.
Tip: Jamie A