In this November 30, 2013 photo, 17-year-old professional freeskier Torin Yater-Wallace gives the thumbs-down sign from his hospital bed at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco, Colorado, while recovering from surgery for a traumatic pneumothorax (an accumulation of air in the pleural cavity resulting from blunt or penetrating chest injury and causing lung collapse) that he suffered after a physical therapist punctured his right lung with an acupuncture needle. (Photo: @TorinWallace)


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The National Center for Acupuncture Safety and Integrity (NCASI) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that works to protect patients from unqualified practitioners of acupuncture, such as physical therapists. We accomplish our mission through legislative and administrative advocacy.