Yes. The acupuncturist will use single use, pre packaged sterile needles, due to which, there is little to no risk of infection. While there are no side effects to acupuncture, It is important to find a licensed acupuncturist who has had proper and extensive training through an accredited school, as there are plenty of practitioners who perform acupuncture who have had short term trainings. It is important to find out if your acupuncturist is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, which involves passing national exams and meeting strict guidelines.