Kim Ribble-Orr’s Lung Collapses after Acupuncture

acupuncture needleWhen a massage therapist tried to treat the recurring headaches she suffered following a 2006 car crash, he set off a flow of health conditions that would ruin Ms. Kim Ribble-Orr’s sports-centered life; Ms. Ribble-Orr competed in the 2000 Olympics in judo.

The massage therapist accidentally pierced her left lung during an acupuncture treatment session that was later deemed unnecessary and ill-advised causing the organ to collapse.

An Ontario court has upheld the one-year disciplinary suspension imposed on the therapist, Scott Spurrell, rejecting his appeal in a case that highlights a unique but well-documented side effect of acupuncture.

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photo by: ~ggvic~

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