Henrik Lynge Hovgaard, Peter Juhl-Olsen & Kristian Brogaard Krogh
Ugeskr Læger 2021;183:V08200603
Acupuncture is gaining popularity in Denmark. Needle insertion in the chest area is associated with the risk of serious adverse events. In Denmark, a law has been passed requiring formal education if a practitioner wishes to perform acupuncture in the chest area. In this case report a novice inflicted a right-sided pneumothorax upon himself by using acupuncture in the upper chest area with needles obtained over the internet.