How can the practice be implemented without risk to the patient or the professional administering the needles?

Canadian Olympian, Kim Ribble-Orr, still feels the effects of a punctured lung, the result of an acupuncture needle inserted by her massage therapist. Her story was published in the National Post in an article entitled Canadian Olympian’s ‘nightmare’ after acupuncture needle collapses her lung by Tom Blackwell.