Acupuncture is very safe for all age groups and gender, praganancy women, children and elderly. It has been used for well over 5000 years to help billions of people to get well and stay healthy. All without drugs and surgery. The USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved that acupuncture practicing by licensed practitioners to improve health conditions. The FDA requires that acupuncturists follow strict safety guidelines and use only sterile, nontoxic needles that are labeled for single use only. But, if you are feeling nausea or severe weakness, drunk, you may need to reschedule your treatment.