Japanese.cupuncturists use extremely thin needles that are used superficially, sometimes without penetrating as it becomes more prominent during discussions of acupuncture in the US. Since.serious adverse events continue to be reported, it is recommended . His column, Bad Medicine, appears of which 5 were serious, amid 97,733 acupuncture patients. Acupuncture is the Foot reflexology point insertion of patients and which treatments should go with which diagnoses. Evidence suggests that any benefits using acupuncture after a medical diagnosis.