Yes! Acupuncture is very safe. Chinese Medicine is much older than Western Medicine and helps many millions of people every year.
Acupuncturists only use prepackaged, sterile, disposable, single-use needles that are very thin. In British Columbia, licensed acupuncturists go to school for 3 or 4 years to learn Chinese Medicine. Once they pass the required exams and clinic internship, they must pass written and practical board exams before becoming licensed.