Acupuncture is Everywhere & Acupucnture Protects Against Drug Side Effects
Acupuncture is Everywhere
Acupuncture was, for a long time, considered a pariah by western medicine due to a distorted perception of the traditional Chinese medicine. This has been changing rapidly as more and more respected and popular publications are featuring articles on the efficacy of acupuncture. Publications ranging from The Washington Post to CBC or Today have featured articles on the rise of acupuncture and its potential benefits. There have even been a lot of celebrity sightings after acupuncture treatment such as Gwen Stefani or Gwyneth Paltrow. While some chalk this up as just a fad, the science is anything but fleeting as researchers are consistently finding new potential for acupuncture while proving its effectiveness in treating stress, chronic pain and a number of other ailments. With so many publications and celebrities raving about the benefits of acupuncture it’s easy to overlook it as just another craze but this type of healing has been around for thousands of years, and it was only just recently that the west has started to realize the numerous benefits of acupuncture.
Acupuncture Found to Protect against Drug’s Side Effects
Anesthesiologists conducting research at a hospital in Nanjing have discovered that acupuncture can help to shield the heart from the potentially dangerous side effects of Droperidol, a drug used to treat nausea associated with chemotherapy and other procedures. The drug is highly effective in treating post-chemotherapy nausea but comes with side effects that can adversely affect the patient’s heart such as “QTc Prolongation, a heart rhythm disorder.” This research comes after other research into the beneficial effects of acupuncture for chemotherapy patients which also yielded significantly positive results demonstrating the effectiveness of acupuncture in easing the discomfort and suffering of chemotherapy patients.