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 pneumothorax (an accumulation of air in the space between the lung and the chest wall [pleural space], causing the lung to 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 advocacy and administrative advocacy, which includes requesting enforcement of existing laws and regulations.