According to the doctor’s report in South Korea, hundreds of tiny gold needles was found in an X-ray image of knee of 65 year old woman. She was unknown about those acupuncture needles in her tissue that created severe pain in her joints.
Due to pain, she previously had been diagnosed with osteoarthritis degrading bones and cartilage between joints . When pain increases and anti -inflammatory drugs stop curing, she turned to acupuncture treatment. This treatment is traditional Chinese medicine that uses needles to stimulate certain points on the body to reduce pain or treat diseases. However, in the woman;s case, the expert of acupuncture left needles inside her tissue to ensure continued stimulation.
The expert said that leaving those objects inside lead to inflammation, abscesses and infection as body starts rejecting them. According to doctor, woman could not go for MRI because needles are probably movable and damage an artery.