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Causes acupuncture can cause intracranial bleeding

Those who perform or receive acupuncture at the back of the neck should understand that this treatment can lead to the danger of acute intracranial hemorrhage or subarachnoid hemorrhage.

  Dr. Daniel Zhong An of Loma Linda University in California, USA and Dr. Geng Yue of Zhejiang University in China published articles in the May issue of Headache, reporting a case of a 44-year-old man who was accompanied by acupuncture at the back of the neckNausea, vomiting, severe pillow headache symptoms.

  A few minutes after the patient’s acupuncture needle penetrated into the “feng fu” acupoint (the “feng fu” trigger point), a severe occipital headache suddenly occurred. The acupuncture point was located 3 cm below the occipital process.

CT showed hemorrhage in the fourth ventricle, and a small amount of bleeding in the anterior horn of the third ventricle and lateral ventricle.

Lumbar puncture confirmed the presence of three sites of appeal.

  During the next 28 days, the patient experienced severe persistent headaches that required control with opioids and salicylic acids.

A review of CT after ten days completely confirmed the bleeding.

  The acupuncture point of the “Fengfu” acupoint is exactly the same as the puncture point of the cerebellar bulbar puncture. Subarachnoid hemorrhage is known as a complication of the cerebellar bulbar puncture.